10 Reasons to Join the One Ingredient Challenge in 2021

As you may have heard, I recently created a brand new event called the One Ingredient 30-Day Challenge where I invite you to join me in eating a completely “One Ingredient” diet for 30 days to start 2021.

These type of 30-day challenges can be powerful – when I first envisioned the One Ingredient Diet way back in 2013, it was a 30-day challenge like this one that changed my life, inspired me to start this blog, and the rest was history! 🙂

To help you succeed with this challenge, I put together the deepest and most comprehensive program to date  – an online course that walks you through this challenge day by day, with 30 daily videos, 55+ recipes, a place to get support in real time, and more. If you’d like to learn all about this course, see the link below:

Click Here for the One Ingredient Challenge »

I opened registration for this course just last week and already dozens of students have joined. It’s going to be an incredible experience for all of us and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

Today, as we’re just over 3 days from the new year, I wanted to share what I consider to be the top 10 reasons you may want to join this challenge in 2021…

1. To start 2021 with a big win for your health

After coming off the holiday season where many of us gain weight by eating an unhealthy diet, “losing weight” and “getting in shape” is always the #1 new year’s resolution for good reason. The thing is, it almost always fails, doesn’t it? Not this time. After going through this challenge, you’ll be in an amazing position to actually succeed with those resolutions once and for all. Starting the year with this intensive, 30-day challenge of eating nothing but real, unprocessed food will have positive ripple effects that change the course of the entire year.

2. To make healthy eating faster & more convenient

One of the biggest challenges people face when eating healthier is time! It’s just not fast or convenient to cook healthy meals at home… or is it? Because I know many of you struggle with this, the course is laser-focused on helping you build routines, cook in bulk, and other “hacks” that make it faster + easier + cheaper to prepare healthy meals at home than to drive through Burger King. This one-month investment in learning these systems will save you hours in the kitchen every week for years to come.

3. To lose weight

The best thing about a whole-food, plant-based diet like this one is that you can pretty much eat all you want and still lose weight. How is this possible? It’s all about calorie density. Once you remove the processed oils, sugars, and additives, you’re left with real food which has way less calories per bite. With natural food, weight often returns to natural levels without any struggle.

4. To fight cravings for sugar and junk food

If you’re like many people, cravings / addictions for sugar or other junk food is a major cause of failure with any healthy eating program. It turns out, there is incredible science now that shows how you’ll begin to prefer the type of food you have been eating recently. This study, for example, gave people a low sugar diet for 30 days and after that month, the sugary food that used to taste “normal” now tasted overly sweet.  It was studies like those that inspired me to make this a 30-day challenge. Because, if you give your body 30 days to reset, you’ll begin to actually prefer low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar foods and it becomes much easier to sustain those changes over time.

5. To put “diets” behind you once and for all

The One Ingredient “Diet” is really not a diet at all – there’s no portion control or calorie restrictions of any kind. Instead, it’s a common-sense approach to eating that keeps you full and satisfied with delicious, nutrient-dense food. There is no restrictions or willpower needed, and that makes it sustainable (and enjoyable!) over the long term. No on-again, off-again nonsense here.

6. To master some new recipes

Most days of the challenge include two recipes that make sense for where you are. Early days focus on simple, easy meals. When we talk about cooking in bulk, I include recipes that can be made in bulk, etc. You don’t have to make these as part of the challenge, but if your cooking is in a rut and you’re looking for fresh recipe inspiration, you’ll find tons of it here!

7. To lower your odds of diet-related diseases

Of course there is nothing we can do to guarantee good health, but the data is clear that those eating a low fat, high fiber, nutrient-dense diet of whole plant food tend to have less heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other health conditions. These diet related diseases are the biggest causes of death in the Western world and our dietary choices can lower (sometimes dramatically) the chances of contracting them. Who wouldn’t want those statistics on their side?

8. To boost your knowledge of health & nutrition

Ever wonder why oil is so bad for us, or how much fiber we should be eating, or why salt is such a big issue? A number of the daily videos in this course are focused on the basics of plant-based nutrition so that you can build a deeper understanding of HOW and WHY this type of a diet works so well – and what nutritional issues to watch out for along the way.

9. To get support on this healthy-eating journey

You can absolutely take steps to unprocessed your diet on your own, but it can be really hard to do it alone! This course has two things that make your odds of lasting success that much greater: 1) the daily videos, each day not only teaches you new information that you’ll need, but there’s an inspirational “quote of the day” and encouragement to keep you going. 2) Each daily lesson has a discussion area where you can ask questions and interact with me and other challengers in real time to get the support and encouragement you need to make this work.

10. To make healthy eating stick long-term

What I love most about this course is that it is designed to help you build and maintain healthy eating habits for the LONG term. This isn’t some 30 day “cleanse” after which you fall back into your old habits! Rather, the course teaches you how to shift your lifestyle to make healthy eating sustainable over time. In fact, the final week is entirely focused on helping you solidify these  lifestyle changes needed to continue unprocessed eating for years into the future.


Hopefully that list helps you gain a clearer understanding of whether this program might be the right thing for you to join this year. If you have any questions about this new challenge, feel free to post them in the comments below or message me here and I’ll get back to you!

If you’d like to learn more and watch the intro video, check out the challenge here:

Click Here for the One Ingredient Challenge »

Either way, Happy New Year! I hope your 2021 is better than 2020 (which is a pretty low bar!) 🙂

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