Today when I logged into my MomsMeet account (a site for moms to get coupons and information on their favorite organic or natural foods) I saw that I had a Fresh Express Salad Challenge sitting in my quest-log. (Yeah, that's right, MomsMeet does quests!)
Research (and indeed, even shows like +The Biggest Loser) has shown that telling the community-at-large about your goals to lose weight and how you plan to lose it has a tremendous impact in sticking to a diet or exercise program.
So here's my announcement: I'm going to try and lose the first 10 lbs by the end of this month. And I'm going to do it by eating a salad everyday in place of a regular meal.
To make my goal fun, Fresh Express has a nifty little online app that allows me to see my calorie count, how much weight I've lost, how many salads I've eaten, and how many salads I have left to go! I'm going to be using this app for the next 30 days, and to reward me, Fresh Express will give me coupons for their salad as I 'check in' the codes on their salad bags into my online profile! (How cool is that?!)
Another pretty cool feature is their 'salad swap' chart. You pick what you want to eat (and oh how I really, really want that bacon cheeseburger that is pictured below!) and they will turn it into a salad for you, resulting in far less calorie consumption.
As for me, I'm going to be using a lot of Pinterest-salad-ideas to fill in when I don't see a salad-swap suggestion that does it for me. I adore +Pinterest when it comes to finding recipes, and I can already see my new 'I <3 Salad' board getting a lot of use in the near future.
Ready to go on a 30-day Salad Swap Challenge of your own? You can find the online program here: app.saladswap.com.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post, and as always, my opinions are purely my own.