How to Crush the 7-Day Perfect Health Challenge

Ninety-nine per cent of the time I would consider myself a healthy person, but this week the Nutella-stuffed cookie at the café© beside our office accosted me more than once, and yesterday”I swear this is 100 per cent real”Panago gave me a free box of pizza as I was walking home on Bloor. A WHOLE PIZZA. FOR FREE. Suffice to say that my eating habits this week, in addition to the couple of extra pounds I put on during exam season in Tim Horton’s old fashioned doughnuts, has made me feel like I’m in need of finding a healthy balance once more. Don’t get me wrong, I have no regrets about those doughnuts” I just want to be able to fit into my jeans again.

Although normally I would just shrug and that hope my Panago pounds would come off with time, it seems like most of summer’s main events demand you to feel totally confident with your body, whether it’s pool parties that require you to bare more skin than you have in the last 300 days or weddings where your aunt Gertie shamelessly comments on your curves.

The idea behind the seven-day perfect health challenge is dedicating a week to your personal health. It’s not about losing weight or drinking a magic tea that will make you poop, it’s about helping you feel confident and refreshed with your body, ready to take on the beach no matter your shape and size.

It’s actually quite simple really. We’re not too sure who started the #oneperfectweekchallenge, but the hashtag on Instagram has upwards of 24 thousand posts. The commandments of the perfect week challenge are as follows: from Monday to Monday, thou shalt eat clean without any refined sugar, processed foods, alcohol, artificial sweeteners or sodas. Thou shalt drink lots of water, get lots of exercise and try to get at least eight hours of sleep each night. That’s it. You know that old 80 per cent healthy, 20 per cent treat yo-self rule? Consider this challenge seven days of 100 per cent.

The perfect health week challenge will help you press the reset button just in time for summer. If you’re looking to get your health back in check and boost your confidence, follow these tips six for the most successful #perfectweek.

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Make a plan

The key to any form of success is making a solid plan to follow. Before you start, take out your planner and look at your week. Schedule what days you’re eating out, when you’re going to exercise and which meals you’re going to make in advance. If you’re feeling extra ambitious you can find some serious meal prep inspo here.

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