Nini and I are taking the October Unprocessed Challenge!
We officially will be trying to eliminate processed foods from our diet starting tomorrow October 1st! At first I thought "this will be fine, I already eat healthy things". The real trauma hit when I started taking note of how many things I eat that have a lot of "processed" things in it: the yogurt I eat for breakfast, my favorite cookies, the veggie chips I love.
This was starting to seem like a bad idea.
Last night I went grocery shopping to prepare for our unprocessed October and it was not as hard as I thought it would be. The rules of the challenge are very simple and fair (check out the "rules" on Eating Rules) and I don't feel like I'm committing some huge crime if I do cheat a little. I also found an amazing website to help me out called The Gracious Pantry. It was a little expensive for the first trip but I did need some staples that I hopefully won't need to buy every time I go to the store. As I put away my groceries I also did a little cleaning out of things that are processed.
|These are some of the things currently in my kitchen that are "processed"|
|These are the things currently in my kitchen that are "unprocessed"|
|And these are questionable|
|These are some "unprocessed" things that I had to buy to fill up my kitchen|
I'm hoping this challenge shows me that I do feel a physical difference when eating less processed foods and inspires me to keep doing this way beyond October. Not 100% unprocessed, because I just don't think that's for me, let's call it "Less-Processed". It is also entirely possible that I will lose my mind and binge on all the processed foods. Only time will tell!
We will keep you updated!
Wishing you big waves and an artful day!