24 Days Without Processed Foods (ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?)

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Hello everyone.

I have been in a need of a detox . . . in every aspect of my life, but right now I want to focus on food. It seems like every Sunday I tell myself that Monday I’m going to only eat the purest of foods. But it usually just doesn’t work out like that. I find myself absentmindedly snacking on the junk food stash in my office’s break room or  stuffing my face with the mac n’ cheese Mommy just made. Now, don’t get me wrong I do eat healthy 80 percent of the time, but I just want to do better. I want to really make that major change of truly taking care of my body. No more of that “oh one bag of Cheez-Its won’t hurt”, I’m trying to be more of a “I will only put in my body what serves me” type of woman.

That’s why I persuaded my family to do a 24 Day Detox with me (I think it’ll be easier as group.) We will be starting November 1st and ending on Thanksgiving, ’cause lets just face it we grubbin on the 25th!

So here’s the rules, there’s only ONE rule really. Ready? OK here we go…

#1 – Only consumed Real WHOLE Foods- This means NO chemically processed foods in your diet for the next 24 days! NONE.

So I know a lot of you may be wondering, well what is the difference between processed and unprocessed foods? So I’m here to break it down for you.

Chemically processed foods are foods that are made from refined ingredients and artificial substances. These processed foods are often high in trans fats or processed vegetable oils. These foods are also often high in unhealthy fats because they contain cheap refined seed- and vegetable oils that are often hydrogenated, which turns them into trans fats.

Whole REAL unprocessed foods are basically foods that you can grow in your own backyard. They are usually single ingredient foods like, fruits, vegetables and grains. Basically foods in that is in their natural state.

Below is a list of what my grocery list will look like for the upcoming challenge, as well as some examples of what foods are processed.

T h e L i l y p a d

Processed Foods (1)

   So guys what do you say? Are ya’ll up for the challenge. It’s only 24 days!!! Please comment below if you’re in. Let’s do it!

xoxo Fitty Fattys

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  • Reply Matt @ Plating Pixels December 7, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I’m calorie counting to lose weight and eating healthier in general. But this would help take it even further! Thanks!

  • Reply Amanda @bephoenixfit December 4, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Oh my gosh YESS!! I am totally working on doing this myself! I feel so much better when I eat only whole, clean foods and no processed junk.

  • Reply Mimi Rose November 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    This is such a great idea! I’ve been really feeling like I need to take better care of my body with a better diet and exercise, especially now that the weather has become colder. Count me in! I would eventually love to try the 100 miles diet as well, and only eat locally sourced food for awhile if I’m in the right location. :)

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Oh wow! That sounds like an awesome idea. At some point I think I may try that too. Also, I’m so glad you’re joining in on the challenge. Let me know how it goes!!!

  • Reply Sandra November 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I sooo need to do this challenge. I believe a clean eating diet is really the only way to go also. It’s simple and REAL! I am like you, however and eat about 80% clean. Now that we’ve celebrated Halloween, the darn candy sits around and tempts me! argh! So, I think I will definitely join in on this challenge! Thanks!

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 7:09 am

      Lol Halloween candy is still in my house too! I just walk pass it giving it “the eye” lol! I think we can all use a little detox and hopefully it sticks!

  • Reply The Southern Thing November 2, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    This seems like a great challenge. I don’t know if I could make it the whole 24 days, but I’d definitely try!

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 7:07 am

      You can do it!!!! And it never hurts to try.

  • Reply Danielle Greco November 2, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    This is really great! I wish I would have done this the last 24 days.. I would look amazing and feel amazing ! I think when we get back from Mexico I’m gonna do it. I pinned the grocery list, very helpful! Great post girl!
    Danielle Greco

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 7:07 am

      Aww thanks for the pin! Please let me know how it goes. I already feel great. Until then, live it up in Mexico!!!

  • Reply Jessica Birgeneau November 2, 2015 at 10:11 am

    This really is the only diet that makes sense to me. Good luck on your challenge!

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 7:05 am

      Thank you! And me too, it’s just hard when there is so much fake food around, almost everywhere.

  • Reply Renee November 2, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I’m completing a whoel30 now that is similar to this style of eating so good for you!

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 7:04 am

      Hi Renee! That’s great. Can you explain what Whole30 is?

  • Reply Chantal November 2, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I want to do this! Next time I do a shopping trip it’s going down!!

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 7:04 am

      Awesome! Let me know how it goes.

  • Reply Rosie November 2, 2015 at 3:37 am

    This is a great idea. I basically live by eating and cooking wholefoods. I love your selection of macros & micronutrients. Good luck, will look forward to seeing how you get on and your process. Rosie x

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Thank you! I will be doing a recap post! I am already feeling great!

  • Reply Anonymous November 1, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I genuinely want to do this so bad! But can’t see myself doing this for 24 days especially while I’m studying because I don’t have time to cook! Do you have any tips for easy meals etc? Thank you!

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 7:01 am

      I totally get it and can def be hard. Hopefully these suggestions will help.

      Spinach Omelette
      Oatmeal w/ Bananas and Berries (or any kind of fruit you want really.)
      Greek Yogurt w/ Honey, Nuts, and Berries

      Lunch & Dinner
      Veggie Stir Fry
      Grilled Wild Caught Salmon with Veggies and Potato
      Loaded Sweet Potato with Spinach –> http://fittyfattys.com/healthy-stuffed-sweet-potato/

      Carrots and Hummus
      Homemade Granola Bar –> http://fittyfattys.com/healthy-homemade-granola-bars/

      I hope this helps!!!

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