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My kitchen is ready for my 30days cleanse stars tomorrow 😀 who is joining me ? Rule is very simple, eat clean and have a lot of plant based dished in your daily menu as well as give up something you want, for the next 30days and set a goal, either a health goal or spiritual one 👍✨
📌I’m giving up sweets, like my cookies , cakes and chocolate 😭, alcohol ,bread and pasta .
I will still have my yummy oatmeal in the morning but without any chocolate coated yummies.
📌My goals : gym 3 times a week, walking 10000 steps daily, I will also spend some time daily to count all my little blessings and share some inspirational quotes.
Starting tomorrow for 30 days !
Good luck to me 😀👍
I love that I feel like I have hope again. The past year has been difficult because even when I tried with all my heart and stayed on track I still was not losing. I was stuck and nothing was working. This made me angry and slightly rebellious. I’d go through short phases of just eating whatever I wanted in whatever quantities I wanted. It was a slippery slope. Luckily I started this challenge right on the brink of falling over the cliff. Turns out the number Chuck took down for me on day one that only he knew was 198 lbs. So close to crossing back over the 200 lb mark. By the end of this challenge I finished at 187.2 (-10.8 lbs). I haven’t been able to lose an increment of that size in forever. I am so hopeful I have finally found a key to unlock this last part of my weight loss journey.
I stumbled across two documentaries on Netflix last night, both about health, nutrition and the misconceptions the food industry is selling to keep consumers addicted to high-calorie, low-nutrient, food-like products (instead of actual foods): “Hungry For Change” and “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”.
This is no exaggeration, you guys…the info in both was shocking and appalling, and it has completely changed the way I think about what goes into my body, and, thusly, how my body has been reacting to the literal crap I’ve been shoveling into it for years.
It is time for a change. A radical one.
I know about a week ago I mentioned trying an experiment for eating healthier, less-processed foods, and I am in no way going back on that experiment. But after absorbing all of the information from both films, and hearing the testimony of REAL people, just like you and me, who have gone through some seriously remarkable health changes, I can’t simply alter a few things from my regular ‘diet’ of 'mostly okay foods’ and call my intake acceptable.
So, I’m starting a different experiment for the next 30 days. Something new. Something which is exciting and a little bit scary (because NEW), but something which I am confident will transform my health for the better.
I hesitate to tell you guys about exactly what it is, as much as I love you, because I want to see if this will work for me first. I don’t aim to cling to any fads, nor become a spokesperson for any unhealthy eating habits (though I believe this is the farthest thing from an unhealthy way to live), and I certainly wouldn’t want to encourage any one of you to try something I don’t myself recommend.
I have my reasons for choosing this new road, the most important of which is to allow my body to find harmony within itself. It has been in a cycle of constant upheaval in the past year in many health-related ways, and it’s time for this instability to end.
So, for the next week, I’ll try this new experiment. I’ll document my journey in my IRL journal (the one which requires the use of these archaic relics called 'paper’ and 'pens’) and report my findings to y'all if things go well.
If they don’t, hey, at least I tried. And there’s no shame in trying.
Are you having difficulty making the changes that you need to be the healthiest version of yourself? Spend your time watching documentaries to get fooducated on what you’re putting into your body. Eat to live, don’t live to eat.
The American diet is fueled with tradition, culture, and marketing that makes you consider food that harms us as “normal”. For a good place to start getting fooducated, start with documentaries. I have generated a list of what I view as some of the current top documentaries below. Most of the documentaries in this list can be found on netflix or online.
Keep in mind that you don’t need to start by implementing everything that you learn from these documentaries. Simply watch the documentaries and begin by making small changes. For example, if you eat meat, begin by being a weekday vegetarian. Cutting back will have a major impact on your health, animals, and the environment itself.
If you’re unsure of what to eat - avoid animal based foods and processed foods. In other words, if it has a mom and a dad - don’t eat it! Select whole foods in their most natural state to work towards eating cleaner. Incorporate exercise and before you know it, you will feel better, look better, and leave a smaller footprint. Don’t super size your life or your problems - super size your courage!
Fact: Dr. Campbell found in his research, the China Study, that animal products have a direct link to cancer. Dr. Campbell grew up on a dairy farm, but became a vegan after seeing the results from his own research. The biggest argument may be that whole foods don’t provide enough protein without meat. False. Get fooducated, watch the documentaries above and those who have studied the effects on animal and plant nutrients. Nutrients from animal foods promote cancer growth. While nutrients from plant foods decreases cancer growth. Places in the world that do not have access to the typical “American Diet” have lower instances of obesity, cancer, and heart disease. That alone, should be a good indicator to you that it’s time for a change!
Growing up and attending schools or family dinners, we have learned what a “healthy diet” consists of. It’s time to open our minds, unlearn, and re-learn what a “healthy diet” actually means. Not all of us can get it right all of the time, the message I am trying to portray in this post is to encourage you to get fooducated, and begin by making a few healthier choices than what you normally would. Watch your taste buds and body change over time. Healthier food choices will have an impact in more areas that you can imagine. See where it takes you!
Woah... I saw you posting about Fed Up and I got curious so I watched it. Hands down best documentary ever! However it got me asking TONS of questions. So I went to my kitchen and looked at all the "healthy processed" foods my family eats (I'm Paleo so I stay away from that), and it's scary! There's so many words in the ingredients that just sound dangerous... we're literally consuming chemicals and being lied to saying they're "healthy". I'm completely shocked haha.
So happy I could help even one person find this amazing documentary too. I have a ton of questions as well and it feels like an upward battle for the answers. What kills me are those children who are eating pizza at school because our government is so eager to make a quick buck. Tomato paste is now a vegetable?!? REALLY PEOPLE? It’s a big scam and I don’t have faith that we will come back from this anytime soon. I’m going to do everything i can to prevent cancer in my life and try to fight the battle locally in my community. It’s too big at this point and why would the government stop funding and supporting the unhealthy lunches when in 40 years those same children will now need to live off perscription medicine. It all leads to more money in the governments pockets at the end of the day. I don’t think we will see a national movement unless people stand up and STOP buying the junk. If we all start growing our own produce or buying local instead of supporting the very people who are poisoning us it will slowly turn things around. It may happen in our lifetime but not any time soon unfortunately. It’s the corrupt leading the corrupt.
Morning green smoothie + watching such an interesting documentary. Favorite quote: “As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does: It improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function, cardiac output, and helps wiring the musculature. So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically. So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion, oh love yourself honey. This is hardcore science.”
~Dr. Christiane Northrop #hungryforchange
Currently watching the documentary “Hungry for Change”. I definitely don’t agree with all of what it’s saying but overall it provides a really great message. One of the men explains how humans are eating a diet that resembles one we’d give to a zoo animal who isn’t in it’s natural environment- tons of artificial junk. Food-like products instead of actual food. This is a main reason why people are suffering from obesity and various diseases. But when we eat the foods that we would consume in our natural ecosystem (plant-based) we thrive. This is so true.
I watched a movie that talked about the mental side of weight loss and the need for self-love, and it told me to recite this mantra to myself, everyday, until I believe it. So here’s day one: I accept myself unconditionally, right now. #hungryforchange #unconditionallove #iacceptmyself #babysteps
I personally love new years resolutions so much but it’s ridiculous because I never actually fulfill them like a lot of people. So, inspired by my amazing boyfriend, I’ve decided to take my 2015 resolutions seriously (also sorry to talk about about 2015 so early).
So here’s what I mean by running start. So on Zen Habits they say that it takes around 30 days to make/change a habit (website at the bottom) so I’m going to take December to make the fundamental habits that will make my resolutions obtainable.
The most important thing in succeeding at fitness is a positive mindset. In one of my favorite documentaries, Hungry for Change, they talk about how important it is to choose what you eat as opposed to feeling deprived. They talk about how that small change, where you say “I can but I don’t want to” instead of “I can’t” creates a shift in the way you relate to food. It gives you the control.