Kickstart 21 - Kick the Bad Habbits

21 days to make or break a habit

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15th Feb Day 21- Antioxidants Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Antioxidants

Protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Dark chocolate, pecans, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and kale are just some of the rich sources of antioxidants!

15th Feb Day 20- Probiotics Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Probiotics

Probiotic yogurt drinks like Actimel are a great way to get your probioticsHelp your body against infections and boost your immune system.

15th Feb Day 19- Eggs Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Eggs

Contain protein, vitamin D and omega-3s, all in one source! There are so many ways to cook eggs too - scrammed, fried, omelette, boiled and poached!

8th Feb Day 18: Fats Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Fats

Give your body energy, support cell growth, help protect your organs and keep your body warm. Good fats can be found in avocados, cheese, dark chocolate, eggs, fatty fish, nuts, and chia seeds.

8th Feb Day 17: Eat the Rainbow! Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Eat the rainbow

Eat as many different colours as possible of fruit and veg! Can you get all 7 colours in one day?

8th Feb Day 16: Fibre Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Fibre

Keeps your digestive system healthy so no more upset guts. Wholegrains, berries, broccoli, carrots, sweetcorn, peas, beans, pulses, nuts, and seeds are great sources of fibre!

8th Feb Day 15: Vitamin C Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Vitamin C

Necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues and its good for your immune system too! You’ll find vitamin C in a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, especially citrus fruit, such as oranges!

8th Feb Day 14: Try a New Fruit Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Try a new fruit

Try something different, fresh, and healthy for your midday snack! It might become a new favourite!

8th Feb Day 13: Protein Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Protein

Protein is essential for growth and repair of muscles, make sure you get 20g with each meal. Find it in lean meats, poultry, fish and seafood, eggs, dairy products, nuts, and broccoli.  

8th Feb Day 12: Smoothie Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Competition Time!!

Smoothie Day- Make a smoothie with just 3 simple ingredients: 2 bananas, 1 1/2 cups strawberries and 1/3 cup yogurt or with whatever you like.

Post your pictures on social media tagging GMIT Students Union and #Kickstart21 or email them into susportsoffice@gmit.ie with Kick The Bad Habits in your subject line.

Prize: Aldi Voucher

Best of luck!


Day 21- Antioxidants

Posted 15th Feb
Author Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Antioxidants

Protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Dark chocolate, pecans, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and kale are just some of the rich sources of antioxidants!

Day 20- Probiotics

Posted 15th Feb
Author Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Probiotics

Probiotic yogurt drinks like Actimel are a great way to get your probioticsHelp your body against infections and boost your immune system.

Day 19- Eggs

Posted 15th Feb
Author Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Eggs

Contain protein, vitamin D and omega-3s, all in one source! There are so many ways to cook eggs too - scrammed, fried, omelette, boiled and poached!

Day 18: Fats

Posted 8th Feb
Author Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Fats

Give your body energy, support cell growth, help protect your organs and keep your body warm. Good fats can be found in avocados, cheese, dark chocolate, eggs, fatty fish, nuts, and chia seeds.

Day 17: Eat the Rainbow!

Posted 8th Feb
Author Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Eat the rainbow

Eat as many different colours as possible of fruit and veg! Can you get all 7 colours in one day?

Day 16: Fibre

Posted 8th Feb
Author Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Fibre

Keeps your digestive system healthy so no more upset guts. Wholegrains, berries, broccoli, carrots, sweetcorn, peas, beans, pulses, nuts, and seeds are great sources of fibre!

Day 15: Vitamin C

Posted 8th Feb
Author Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Vitamin C

Necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues and its good for your immune system too! You’ll find vitamin C in a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, especially citrus fruit, such as oranges!

Day 14: Try a New Fruit

Posted 8th Feb
Author Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Try a new fruit

Try something different, fresh, and healthy for your midday snack! It might become a new favourite!

Day 13: Protein

Posted 8th Feb
Author Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Protein

Protein is essential for growth and repair of muscles, make sure you get 20g with each meal. Find it in lean meats, poultry, fish and seafood, eggs, dairy products, nuts, and broccoli.  

Day 12: Smoothie

Posted 8th Feb
Author Máire Nixon (Chairperson)

Competition Time!!

Smoothie Day- Make a smoothie with just 3 simple ingredients: 2 bananas, 1 1/2 cups strawberries and 1/3 cup yogurt or with whatever you like.

Post your pictures on social media tagging GMIT Students Union and #Kickstart21 or email them into susportsoffice@gmit.ie with Kick The Bad Habits in your subject line.

Prize: Aldi Voucher

Best of luck!


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About Kickstart 21 - Kick the Bad Habbits

Kick a bad habit or create a good habit:

Each day through our social media channels we will post daily nutrition aims to try achieve.

Get involved and follow our daily prompts to create good habits for 21 days.

Each week over the 21 days we will have spot prizes on offer for those that are following our daily nutritional prompts. Keep an eye on our social media channels and join the group here on GMITSU Life to get an email alert  on what you need to do to win our prizes. We will have cook books, shopping vouchers and a free consultation with a nutritionist  up for grabs. 

Join us in creating good habits that could last a lifetime!!

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