YEP I am doing it!! I am going 30 DAYS without any processed foods!! I honestly don’t eat a lot of processed foods anyway..but there are some foods that I want to try and eliminate for the next 30 days. All my foods are healthy but some things I eat that are processed are: milk, cottage cheese, whole grain breads, whole grain crackers, Boca burgers, tofu, health cereals, health/protein bars, protein shakes, canned tuna, miracle whip, condiments, etc. You get the gist, all of that is fairly healthy but I want to eat most everything I can in its natural state or for the most part.
I am not doing this to change my whole lifestyle but I want to try it and see if I can go all whole foods and nothing from a package Also to see how I feel and see if I really even notice a difference. We don’t r
ealize how many foods have additives, sugars, chemicals, preservatives etc.
Basically I want to eat “real” food!!!! I want to get my fibers, carbs, proteins, fats, and nutrients from whole sources. Eat food that has been grown or raised, not processed or manufactured.
So I read the book “In Defense of Food” and I LOVED it. It is all common sense on how to eat but I love how he talks about how the Western diet has evolved to what it is today. Such as how many foods have “healthy” claims because they fortified and enhanced with vitamins / nutrients or added fiber or this or that.
A few guidelines he points out are:
Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. (Or don’t eat anything that doesn’t rot.)
Avoid food products that are predominantly processed, unpronounceable, have more than 5 ingredients or include high fructose corn syrup.
Avoid food products that make health claims.
Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle.
Eat “real” food
The real foods I plan on eating are fruits, vegetables, raw nuts, whole grains and seeds that are in their natural form and have not been processed. My protein I will get mainly from eggs and chicken and a little red meat and fish.
Any one else on this bandwagon or something similar?