Saying No to Processed Foods – A guide

It’s important for our bodies to cut out processed foods as much as possible, if not totally. To do this, it’s easier to take small steps rather than doing it all at once. Here are some great tips to cut out processed foods in weeks.

Week one: Eat a minimum of two different fruits or vegetables (preferably organic) with every breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal. Do this for every meal.

Week two: Beverages will be limited to coffee, tea, water, and non-dairy milk (only naturally sweetened with a little honey or 100% pure maple syrup). Coconut water can be added as well. Look for low sugar, naturally occurring.

Week three: If you must, all meat consumed this week will be locally raised and will be limited to 3-4 times per week. Wild caught fish or free range chicken as well.

Week four: No fast food or any foods that have been deep-fried in oil. You have this.

Week five: Try a minimum of two new whole foods that you’ve never had before.

Week six: Do not eat any food products that are labeled as “low-fat,” “lite,” “light,” “reduced fat,” or “nonfat.”

Week seven: All grains consumed must be 100% whole-grain. Quinoa, Barley, Amaranth are good choices.

Week eight: Listen to your internal cues and stop eating when you feel full. Chew 30 times in between each bite while putting your fork down.

Week nine: No refined or artificial sweeteners. Use stevia or honey instead.

Week ten: No refined or hydrogenated oil. Coconut oil is a great alternative.

Week eleven: Eat at least 1 locally grown or raised food at each meal.

Week twelve: Avoid all added sweeteners.

Week thirteen: Avoid any and all packaged food products that contain more than five ingredients no matter what ingredients. The golden number is 5.

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