The 800 Gram Challenge (#800gChallenge®) is a tool to guide healthy eating. It provides a simple method to make sure you hit a healthy daily dose of fruits and veggies. As a result, people experience weight loss, better performance, improved recovery, and a better relationship with food.
So, What is it?
Eat 800 grams (g) of fruits and/or vegetables, by weight, a day.
No foods are restricted during the challenge; you continue to eat whatever else you want.
You pick which fruits and vegetables to eat, and you can weigh them cooked, canned (drained), frozen, or fresh.
There is plenty more info on how-to and what counts in the information below!
If you want more support in making the #800gChallenge® a daily habit, it is part of the Nutrition Essentials program here.
If you want to run the challenge at your gym, go here.
Yes, They Count
All fruits and vegetables which includes:
Canned items if in water and spices only (weighed drained)
Coconut (fresh/frozen chunks)
Fermented/pickled foods (e.g., kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles)
Legumes (beans), lentils, and peas
Potatoes if they are not commercially fried
Recipes with fruits and veggies if you can weigh the qualifying items before cooking/prepping
Salsa if without added water, oil, or sugar
Smoothies if made at home and you can weigh the qualifying items before blending
Tofu if beans and spices only
Tomato sauce if without added water, oil, or sugar
No, They Don’t Count:
Store-bought or pre-made items that contain fruits or vegetables like soups, smoothies, frozen burritos
Dried anything including fruit, veggie chips, coconut flakes
Juices or milks of any kind
Commercially fried anything like french fries or tempura
Grains of any kind (e.g., quinoa, buckwheat)
Nuts including peanuts (a legume) & seeds