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.
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