We Challenge YouOn Jun 5, 2012 Blog | Raising Arrows 20 Comments Tags: Challenge, Fast Food, Give Aways
Are you looking for an exciting and fun-filled plan to encourage and support you on your journey of eating well? Then we challenge you to live 30 days fast food free!
For some of you this will be easy, for others we’ve just issued a challenge the size of Texas! Believe me I know all the excuses. I also know how difficult this will be for some families who have a lot of activities in the evenings and on weekends. But let me (Kristina) encourage you! I have two daughters that swim 5 days a week. Their practices run from 3:30 to 7:00 every evening with a one hour break between. Then we have weekend swim meets where they have to be at the pool by 7:00am and we aren’t done until 5:00, 6:00 or sometimes later both Saturday and Sunday! It’s brutal. But I have found ways to eat on the run without compromising my values. You can too, with just a little extra planning!
We’ve built up some great resources to help you along the way and keep you encouraged. During your 30 day challenge take some time to read these informative and light-hearted posts where we share valuable tips and fun ways to escape the drive thru.
- Tips For Avoiding The Fast Food Trap.
- Real Food vs. Fast Food, A Nutritional Comparison
- Surprising Facts About Fast Food
- What’s Behind The Wrapper
- Real Fast Real Food
- How To Raise A Picky Eater
- Being Prepared – A Car Picnic Basket
Who: Individuals, families, small groups, and congregations. Just remember! Taking this challenge as a group will provide a supportive community and environment that will help you stick to your resolutions! There is strength in numbers! (Download our 30 Day Fast Food Free Challenge pdf to share with your community.)
Why: Fast food is expensive, in more ways than one!
- In 1970, the USA spent 6 million dollars on fast food. In 2006 the spending was 142 billion. That’s $460.00 for every man, woman, and child in the USA.
- Those who eat fast food two or more times per week experience an annual weight gain of 10 pounds more than those who eat fast food less than once a week.
- The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in the United States who are obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 20 percent in 2008.
- The obese workforce costs American business an estimated $73.1 billion per year.
- We live in an increasingly isolated society. Eating quickly, in the car and alone contributes to a lack of community.
How: Sign the pledge by clicking HERE.