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Get Your Healthy Habits Back on Track With the #ButFirstWholeGrain Challenge

The following submit is sponsored by General Mills Big G Cereals in recognition of September being National Whole Grains Month and the #ButFirstWholeGrain Challenge. Find extra on our sponsored submit coverage here.

Summer’s over and college is in session. Which — for you summer season lovers ( ourselves right here) — could also be a little bit of a bummer. I imply, we do love our pool time. But, guys, when you’re in the identical missing-summer boat, now we have simply the problem for you! You know the entire “however first, espresso” joke? We’ve obtained a more healthy twist on it that’s not solely going to get you psyched for a brand new season however may even aid you and your fam set wholesome habits — beginning with complete grains. Because, as you realize, man we love our whole grains.

Not-so-fun truth: do you know that 99 p.c of grownup peeps and kiddos don’t get sufficient complete grains of their eats? Forty-eight grams of complete grains are beneficial for adults every day and selecting meals made with complete grains is a key a part of a nutritious diet and has been linked to a number of well being advantages, together with: coronary heart well being, higher weight upkeep, improved digestive well being and lowered threat of sure cancers. Not to say that complete grains are additionally a terrific supply of power and supply B nutritional vitamins and minerals (nice for exercises!).

We suppose one of the best ways to assist individuals hit that purpose of not less than 48 grams of complete grain beneficial every day is to place complete grains not simply high of thoughts — but additionally high of plate or bowl (or hand!) with the #ButFirstWholeGrain Challenge. And with General Mills Big G Cereals.

Whole grain is the FIRST ingredient present in each field of General Mills Big G Cereals. So, in addition to being completely and completely scrumptious, you realize that you simply’re getting in great things. (Plus, has there ever been a neater and extra handy approach to snack or have breakfast than with cereal — particularly for busy mothers? We suppose not.)

And as a result of September is National Whole Grains Month, we’re difficult you this week to …

Take the #ButFirstWholeGrain Challenge With Us & Win

We’re making a gift of 4 prize packs of our fave whole-grain first General Mills cereals to individuals who take part within the under on social media and/or touch upon this submit. So, you should definitely observe us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use #ButFirstWholeGrain and tag us (@FitBottomedGirl) and @GeneralMillsCereal when replying! (U.S. solely please — winners shall be notified on social media and within the feedback under in a few week.)

Monday (right now): Munchable Monday
How are you able to get complete grains into your subsequent snack?

Tuesday:  Take-It-Up-a-Notch Tuesday
How will you get your 48 grams of beneficial complete grains right now?

Wednesday: Ready, Set, Go! with the Grain Wednesday
Show us whole-grain breakfast!

Thursday: Thrilling Thursday
Since complete grains are nice power, inform us what enjoyable exercise your complete grains are providing you with an power increase for!

Friday: Finish Line Friday
What’s your finest #ButFirstWholeGrain tip discovered from the week?

General Mills Cereal believes within the energy of whole-grain goodness and so can we. So, who’s in to take the #ButFirstWholeGrain Challenge with us? Leave a remark under to enter to win. We’re difficult our buds @carrotsncake, @hungryrunnergrl and @runeatrepeat to BRING IT! —Jenn