I eat pretty well, but I certainly have a soft spot for sweet treats and salty snacks. Unfortunately, these delicious bites are hardly good for me. I ran across a post on a blog I follow (Simple Bites), and felt compelled to play along with October Unprocessed 2011's challenge. I know how much better I feel when I eat well, and knowing that what I eat is what the baby is "eating" gives me extra motivation to get on the right track. But, a whole month?! With no processed foods? I'm not that confident in my will-power, nor do I think I'll be able to find enough time everyday for thirty-one days to make delicious, nutritious unprocessed meals. A week? Yeah, I think I can handle that. Now, don't look at me like that! I am not taking the easy way out... okay, just a slightly easier route. But, don't you think that is fair? I mean, come on... I'm the busy momma of a two-month old! Give me a break :)
If you'd like to play along, DO it! What a great opportunity to challenge yourself to pay attention to what you are choosing to put into your body. See how you feel... see how hard/easy it is... see how long you can stick to it. I'd love to see how you do, so be sure to comment and let me know if you are up for the challenge.
Want to be a part? Here are some steps to help you out:
- Sign the petition, and join over 1500 others as you do so.
- Discuss the challenge as a family.
- Set a goal. Three days? A week? The whole month?
- Make a menu plan.
- Blog about it and add a badge to your site.
- Follow the #Unprocessed hashtag on Twitter.
- Read Eating Rules for daily updates and tips in October.
We can totally do this!