THD Wednesday Challenge: Five A Day

This week we go back to healthy eating habits. Once again, we want you to eat five fruits and vegetables.THD Wednesday Challenge

Fruits and vegetables are not only a great source of vitamins and minerals, but they are a fantastic way to fill up with very little calories.

Keep us updated on your progress via our Twitter hashtag #THDWednesdayChallenge or leaving a comment here.  Zee (@zeethd) and Suze (@suzethd) will be around to cheer you on.  And you can join us on Facebook too!

We look forward to seeing you!


THD Wednesday Challenge: Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

The Wednesday Challenge is here once again! This week, we want you to eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables. THD Wednesday Challenge

According to, adults need 2 cups of fruit and 2.5-3 cups of vegetables every day. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins and fiber. They can also provide extra hydration, for those who aren’t big fans of drinking water.

Getting 5 servings a day can sometimes be tricky. Everyone has different ways of getting their five a day. One tip for getting 5 or more servings is to have at least one fruit or vegetable with each meal and to have a fruit or veg as a snack as well. Eating a little throughout the day is much easier than trying to get all of your servings in one meal.

What are your favorite tips for getting your 5 servings a day?

Remember to check in with us through our Twitter hashtag #THDWednesdayChallenge so we know how you are doing.  Zee (@zeethd) and Suze (@suzethd) will be munching on fruits and veggies with you!  And you can join us on Facebook too!

We look forward to seeing you!

Welcome to The Healthy Duo!

We are Zee and Suze, two friends who one night discussed a common desire to address our weight gain once and for all.  The result of that conversation was a plan to team up to lose weight in the most healthy way possible and to begin this blog to talk about it, share our struggles and joys with others, and to share what we learn along the way.

We are both thirty somethings and similar in some ways and opposite in others, like any good friends. Our journeys will not be the same but we will still be able to learn from and support one another. Combining a plan and helpful resources, like the US nutrition guides, we hope we can learn from and support others on their journeys, as well as have others learn from us.

The plan and our ultimate goal for us is about being healthy. But of course, beyond being healthier, we want to lose weight.  So if you find our plan interesting, and like us, and you want to lose weight but do so in a healthy manner; we hope you stick around — follow THD on Twitter, like our Facebook page, or add our feed to your reader — and join us.

We hope this blog will be a helpful resource for others as we share our struggles and joys; post about helpful resources and information we’ve learned along the way; and demonstrate how using tools, like spreadsheets and journals, can help.

In posts to come, we’ll be sharing the spreadsheet we’ve created to help us stay on track,
producing articles on various topics from water to our thoughts on the latest diet fad, and sharing recipes we’ve used  or even created ourselves (we’ll even include the calorie count and how many servings of My Plate it satisfies!).

We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to stop by our blog and share in our journey. If you find something helpful or wish to share something of your own journey, please comment and let us know. We truly do hope you find something useful here for your own journey.