I’m not quite sure what sparked our interest to embark on this challenge, but a few weeks ago Jay and I decided to eat clean for the month of June. In the past we both struggled with eating healthy/being overweight, so the decision to try something new wasn’t too crazy of an idea for us. While I eat relatively healthy most of the time now, there is always room for improvement.
Why an “adventure” you may ask? Well because I like to travel and embark on journeys and throwing in the word adventure just made me feel like it would be a fun journey. And well… it is! A journey to not just eating healthier but being healthier.
Another challenge will be writing each day. Back in the day I blogged all of my meals. While it was fun, it was definitely a lot of work. And between being really busy and slipping on my blogging skills, I have started writing less and less. But I’m ready to commit! Plus, a little accountability never hurt. Jay has said that he will write as well.
The rules are simple enough. Eat only foods that are real, whole, and recognizable. How many times do you see unidentifiable foods on ingredient lists?! I will be the first to admit that I justify eating preservatives and unidentifiable foods because I eat a lot of fruits and veggies. What, they don’t cancel each other out? But I know it can be done because I hear of others doing it. Not to mention our grandparents and ancestors never ate all of the chemicals we do, it was simply a way of life.
Foods that will challenge me the most are as follows:
Condiments, especially ketchup and mayonnaise
Premade dairy creamer
Boxed frozen food
Canned food, mostly tomato sauce
If anyone would like to join us on this challenge, please do! My sister and brother-in-law are! Together we can share ideas, struggles and how great we feel!
Also, if anyone has any recipes or favorite products, I would appreciate those as well.
Oh, and one more thing! Because we have a wedding on Saturday, the official start date is Sunday, June 2nd. Thanks for reading and I’ll see ya on the clean side!