Woohoo! It’s October 1, 2013. I’ve been waiting a few weeks now, excited about the unprocessed food challenge. You can read more about that HERE and take the pledge yourself. Basically, I and thousands of other people have pledged to go an entire month without eating processed foods.
What are processed foods exactly? Well, that’s debatable. Unless it’s going from your garden to the plate, it’s probably processed; so processed in and of itself isn’t necessarily bad. For the challenge, if you pick up a can or container of food, read the label. If it contains ingredients you couldn’t make in your own kitchen…it’s processed, and you can’t eat it. You are allowed to have one “cheat meal” a week, so you don’t go crazy. I’m going to avoid it though, and really try my best to go the entire month without caving.
I’m probably being cocky here, but I don’t think it’s going to be that difficult for me. I already avoid a lot of processed foods. I’m also juicing for the first five days (for myself, not for Baby J). We’ll see what happens! I may eat my words later, hahah.
The www.eatingrules.com website is full of resources to help challenge takers meet their goals. Check it out and let me know what you think!