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 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!