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Magical - 100 days of whole foods challenge

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

OK, so I started this 100 days of whole foods challenge Monday and I already went down a notch on my belt! It was absolutely the easiest thing I've ever done.
The rules are that you don't eat anything processed, that's it.

So, I had to replace my Caramel Macchiato with a plain latte, which was surprisingly easy considering I'm practically addicted to them. It is a little hard to figure out what to eat when I'm used to having a frozen meal once a week and protein bars for breakfast every day.
I basically substituted nuts and fruit for breakfast and tuna instead of lunchmeat and it's been pretty easy. Of course, I'm only 4 days in. But, I'm only 4 days in and already my body changed!
It could just be that I lost that bloat or inflammation that comes from eating a lot of sugar and processed whatnots. And I feel good. I haven't felt really good like this in ages.

Honestly, I started this thinking I'd give it a week. Just 7 days and see how it went, because I was afraid it would be a real burden and maybe not very reasonable for the life I live. I'm getting more committed to it now though, seeing how it's actually made meal time much easier. I'm not trying to decide what to eat - it's like, can I peel it? then I eat it. LOL
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LBSPOERL 8/22/2013 1:01PM

    Woo-hoo!! I love eating clean & whole foods! I'm so excited to hear that the start has been well for you - the changes you already see in your body are mostly losing the bloating and inflammation. Now that you're not constantly eating processed foods or artificial sugar, your body isn't have a reaction and inflamming to those. Meal time is easier because it's basically a game of mix-and-match. Just take fruits, veggies, fresh protein sources (meat and beans), good grains (amaranth, quinoa, etc.), good fats, and have fun making combinations! I will admit that after a while you start to feel in a rut, as you do with any food. That's where imagination can play and you can start to get creative, or even alter recipes to be whole food based.

You said you're doing a 100 day challenge. Are you following the 100 Days of Real Foods site? If you haven't heard of it, check it out! There are tons of ideas and recipes you can use throughout your journey. Good luck and I can't wait to hear more! http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/

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COMEONMA 8/21/2013 10:25PM

    interesting! Sounds like something I may have to give a try. I've had some trouble with gluten from what I can tell, so this may help me see if it is before I make it to the doctor.
Good luck and congrats!

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