However, we all know that sugar plays a huge role in our overall health and weight.
In addition, there are other toxins in the processed food that we eat. We all know it, but we choose to ignore the fact that we are slowly poisoning our bodies. There is something to be said when my great-grandfather, who lived into his 90s, ate the food he grew on his farm, but now young people are diagnosed with cancer each and every day--not just skin cancer, but cancer of the stomach, liver, colon, pancreas, etc. All organs that are affected by what people ingest.
Therefore, I'm taking the challenge--well, the 30-day challenge that is. I am committing 30 consecutive days to a whole and organic diet. This is in addition to the current (and possibly beefed up) exercise schedule I have each week. Believe me, I'm not running marathons, but I am walking more each week.
I was turned onto this idea by a friend. The Whole 30 plan consists of ditching the sugar, processed foods, grains, and dairy [good-bye cheese she says with a catch in her throat and a tear in her eye]. A lot of people refer to this as the Paleo diet because it gets back to the natural order of foods. There seem to be a lot of interesting things that happen once a person goes back to eating "naturally".
Right now I'm committing to 30 days. Yes, that is 30 days sugar free (oh, my beloved candy), grain free (no more bagels for breakfast), and alcohol free (oh my, what was I thinking? It's summer!). A wise person said, "If you can't give up alcohol for 30 days, you have more issues than just food." Yup.
I will try to blog daily about my journey into hopefully a new realm which will include feeling better, as well as looking better. Who knows...my almost 50 face might begin to look almost 30...well, one could hope ;)