the #800gChallenge® How-to
Eat 800 grams, by weight, of the fruits and vegetables of your choice per day.
02Continue to eat whatever else you want. Still no restrictions, just additions.
03Eight-hundred grams fits on a standard dinner plate and averages 400-500 calories.
04The 800g Challenge is about six cups, which is a great way to estimate your grams!
The 800 Gram Challenge in 2 minutes
Fullness does not predict
When it comes to estimating the calorie content of a meal, many people rely on their sense of fullness as a guide. The thinking goes that if a meal fills you up, it must be high in calories. However, modern-day processed foods are so calorically dense that you don't have to be full to eat a lot of calories.
Shown here more than 900 grams of fruits and vegetables (without the cob weight) are 165 calories less than one slice of lemon pound cake! Fullness does not predict calories consumed.
Does it count?
Does it count?
The 800g Challenge is about eating fruits and vegetables - NOT
products made with fruits and vegetables.
When in doubt, leave it out!
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Ebook Sneak Peek
Check out the table of contents and a few sample pages
from the 800 gram challenge ebook
This ebook is a comprehensive reference for those wanting to start the 800 gram challenge in daily life. The 100+ page ebook is divided into two sections, with the basics that allow you to get started right away and the details to provide the evidence-based reasons why. You’ll also get tips, strategies, and meal ideas.
The 800 Gram Challenge
Learn nutrition in 8 Minutes. Watch “An Elegant Diet” by EC Synkowski from TEDx Boulder (October 2019).
Frequently Asked Questions
This volume of fruits and veggies was associated with a lower risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease, and death, and falls in line with USDA recommendations regarding fruit and vegetable consumption.
Plenty more frequently asked
questions answered in the ebook!
What do #800gChallenge® participants say?
The Real Food Dietitians