Change the Way You Snack With Our New Challenge

By , SparkPeople Blogger
When it comes to healthy eating, the focus is almost always on your three square meals of the day. Meal planning revolves around them and your day seems to be planned around eating at certain times of day. But who actually eats that way? If you're like most, you likely find yourself craving nourishment in between meals, and a misunderstanding about how to satisfy that craving is often responsible for derailing an otherwise healthy diet.

Without a strategy, snacking, mindless munching and emotional eating can quickly ruin your day of healthy eating. We see members struggle with salty and sweet cravings that threaten to end their best intentions, leaving them feeling like they've failed.

Snacking doesn't have to be a struggle, though, which is why we're excited to announce SparkPeople's 28-Day "Smart Snacking" Challenge. Designed to educate you about how snacks can be beneficial to a healthy diet, you'll learn how to find healthy snacks, understand when to incorporate them into your day and challenge yourself to create your own delicious snacks right at home. In just 28 days, you'll have a snacking strategy that works for you while earning SparkPoints for each day of the challenge you complete! When you're ready to reexamine this important healthy eating factor, invite your friends and join us for a challenge that will change the way you think about snacks.

What can I expect from this challenge?

  • 28 Daily "Mini Challenges"
Each day, you'll get a "mini-challenge" to complete. These daily tasks will help you stay accountable to your plan for the duration of the four weeks, reminding you of what to do, offering great tips and keeping you focused on your goals.
  • SparkPoints!
You can earn 10 to 20 SparkPoints for each daily challenge you complete. Just visit the challenge page and click the "I Did This!'' button to tell us that you completed that day's task. It's that easy!
  • Member Support
You'll be checking in on the Challenge Wall daily to give updates on your progress and get support from other challenge participants. Each challenge also has a dedicated SparkTeam, where you can discuss your goals, what's going well and what's not. Sometimes a little support is all you need to succeed!
 

How do I sign up?

Go to Challenge Central on SparkPeople.com to access this and all of our other challenges. After signing up, you will receive one email per day for the next 28 days with a reminder to complete your daily challenge and get your SparkPoints. 

When does the challenge start?

RIGHT NOW. The challenge is open and ready for you to join, and you can start or join at any time. Are you ready to take your healthy snacking habits to the next level? Let's get started!

How are you hoping this challenge can help improve your snacking habits? Share in the comments below!

Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints

Comments

EVILCECIL 6/21/2018
Thanks for the info. Report
HOLLYM48 5/1/2018
I love spark challenges! Report
MBPP50 5/1/2018
Awesome Report
BHEALTHIE4ME 4/30/2018
always looking for NEW ideas of snacks that everyone else is snacking on as well. Healthy of Course! Report
BARCELONAME 4/30/2018
Thanks Report
GEORGE815 4/27/2018
Smart snacking is a good thing. Report
MARLYBAR 4/24/2018
Sounds like what I need help on right now. Will do this challenge. Report
ALEXTHEHUN 4/24/2018
This seems like an innovative method to reduce or eliminate snaking behavior. Report
THANKFUL2018 4/23/2018
I think this would be a great challenge! Report
ANHELIC 2/23/2018
Thanks for the information. Report
RD03875 2/22/2018
Thanks for the update Report
ROSSYFLOSSY 2/19/2018
The challenges really work well! Report
LIN1263 2/13/2018
I have been on the challenge for a week, it is good to have new ones as I have done most of them. Also trying the new Spark Challenges that are for 7 days, you can increase the days before you start. The one I am doing now I will do for 14 days. Report
LIN1263 2/13/2018
I have been on the challenge for a week, it is good to have new ones as I have done most of them. Also trying the new Spark Challenges that are for 7 days, you can increase the days before you start. The one I am doing now I will do for 14 days. Report
LIN1263 2/13/2018
I have been on the challenge for a week, it is good to have new ones as I have done most of them. Also trying the new Spark Challenges that are for 7 days, you can increase the days before you start. The one I am doing now I will do for 14 days. Report
KIMJ01 2/12/2018
good snacking is so important. Can really help weight loss if you do it right. Will be interested in learning more. Report
USMAWIFE 2/10/2018
great challenge Report
JAMER123 2/5/2018
Working on the snacking habit. Report
JANTHEBLONDE 2/5/2018
Love these challenges! Report
PWILLOW1 2/5/2018
I NED TO BE VERY CAREFUL WITH SNACKING. Report
AZMOMXTWO 2/4/2018
thank you Report
DMEYER4 2/4/2018
thanks Report
ERICALEAHA 2/4/2018
I will take this challenge Report
PICKIE98 2/4/2018
I have learned to waive the three squares and eat smaller meals more often. Report
RO2BENT 2/4/2018
Good info Report
NEPTUNE1939 2/4/2018
great Report
SISTERPRETTY 2/4/2018
THANKS Report
JIACOLO 1/16/2018
I like the suggestions in this challenge. Report
SUSANBEAMON 1/16/2018
Interesting challenge. No ads on it yet. Report
PATTYSPENCER 1/14/2018
Just joined - hope to learn whether or not I snack right - not right or need to snack more or what Report
TOCONNER 1/7/2018
Sounds like an awesome challenge! Report
LOVELY*LADY 1/7/2018
:) Report
JVANAM 1/6/2018
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. - John Wooden ~ 1/6/18 Report
JUDYAMK 1/6/2018
that is the key being MINDFUL of everything we do. Think before doing !! Report
JIACOLO 1/5/2018
I need to be challenged to be more mindful with my eating. Report
KALEYBIGGS2017 1/5/2018
I believe in eating 3 meals a day instead of going to the extremes of skipping meals (aka eating only 1-2 times per day) or constant grazing on snacks. The French, who have less obesity than Americans, tend to stick to a daily meal schedule of eating 3 meals per day without snacking or grazing in between meals. Report
BIKE4HEALTH 1/4/2018
Look forward to it. Report
MUSTANGMOM6 1/3/2018
Great article Report
SHOAPIE 1/3/2018
Thank you for a new challenge. Report
NANCYPAT1 1/3/2018
Snacking is a weakness of mine - so many calories in a few minutes Report
NANCYPAT1 1/3/2018
Snacking is a weakness of mine - so many calories in a few minutes Report
NELLJONES 1/3/2018
Thanks. Report
SHELLLEY2 1/3/2018
Okidoki.... I'm in too! Report
SHAWSKITO 1/3/2018

Okay, signed up, so I guess I am in the Challenge now. I am on Day 1, so I get to eat an apple today which I have one delicious apple left. Will pick up more tomorrow. I have 6 bananas ready to eat now, so I guess I will be starting shakes again. Glad I printed out the Smart Snacking Challenge. Thanks!
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JUNETTA2002 1/3/2018
Going to check it out. Report
PWILLOW1 1/3/2018
Signed up for this one. I need all the encouragement I can get. Report
CHRISSYWILSON80 1/3/2018
I hope this helps me become a healthy snacker! Report
RECOVERYMAMA 1/3/2018
really hopeful this one is as big a help as the others! Report
CHANGEHASTOCOME 1/3/2018
Need this challenge Report
EMGERBER 1/3/2018
I have joined this challenge as I need to clean up my snacking. Report