Starting Sunday, August 03 @ 11:59 PM, until Sunday, August 10 11:59 PM  your challenge is to ...

Avoid Three White Refined Carbs

Did you know that white rice, white sugar, and white flour are all refined carbohydrates?

They are highly processed foods and are stripped of minerals, nutrients, and fibers. When looking at our daily Jain meal, we tend to use a lot of these white refined carbs. So this week, we challenge you to make healthy Jain meals with no white rice, no white flour, and no white sugar.

What are some resources to facilitate the completion of this challenge?

Check out "The Cooking From The Heart" Cookbook made by the South Asian Health Center. It's an extemely comprehensive resource that puts together some of the most healthiest and delicious meals. Though, they are not all Jain recipes, please remove and/or add in the substitutes ,so its turned into a healthy Jain meal. For example, add in tofu; take out the garlic, onions, and etc. Below the suggested reading section there is a quick snapshot of one of their recipes to preview. You can download the PDF of the cookbook by clicking the link provided in the suggested reading.

Suggested Reading:
Cookbook made by the South Asian Health Center - "The Cooking From The Heart".

Here's a quick snapshot of one of their recipes:

This challenge was closed on 8/10/2014

20  members have accepted this challenge.
8  members have completed this challenge.

Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
Divya K Shah 
Geeta H Khona 
Jagruti V Shah 
Ketan Shah 
Naresh K Chadha 
Pravin Dagli 
Rajesh Mehta 

The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

How it works:
1. Each week there will be a new health challenge. You can accept the challenge by accepting the pledge for each challenge. You can only accept a challenge from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

2. At the end of the week, you can declare if you have completed the challenge. You can only mark a challenge as completed from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

3. Every week, the participants that complete the challenge will be recognized on this page.

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