If you have a goal to try and eat more veggies and fruit, make it easy with a fruit and veggie tracker printable.
How to track your fruit and veggie intake
Use this free printable fruit and veggie tracker to track the amount you are eating in a month. Each box represents 1 fruit or vegetable. Check off the box each time you eat one!
Why you should track your fruit and veggie intake
Checking off and creating a checklist is a positive way to show your success. The actual act of checking off a box releases dopamine! This makes you want to do it again and again!
When you look at your day to day activities don't fall into the habit of comparing and judging how you are doing. Your progress can take time, and even months. Compare week to week, or even month to month if your daily activity starts to feel disappointing to you.
Just remember one bite more a day is all it takes to keep you heading in the right direction.
How to set a realistic goal for increasing your fruit and veggie intake
At sweet rustic bakes we focus on two types of goal setting, behavior based and SMART goals.
First, we pick behavior based goals. A behavior based goal is a goal that allows us to control accomplishing the goal. In theory, there are no external factors that can keep you from accomplishing a behavior based goal. It focuses what only YOU are doing to make that goal happen.
Behavior based goal:
I will eat a fruit with my breakfast and a vegetable with my dinner
Not a behavior based goal:
I will eat more vegetables
The latter is an outcome based goal. It is a goal focused on your end result which is wanting to eat more vegetables.
A SMART goal is a goal that is:
Here is an important reminder! Your SMART goal can and SHOULD change as your progress.
If your decided you were going to run a marathon your first goal wouldn't be to run a marathon. Your first goal would probably be to run a 5k. The same concept should be applied to your health goals.
Start small and gradually work up to the big goal.
If you only eat one veggies a day, picking a goal to eat 6 a day is setting yourself up for failure because it is unrealistic. Don't do that friend! Set yourself up for success.
Print your printable fruit and veggie tracker here
Download and print your free printable fruit and veggie tracker by clicking the image below.
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