Today is my seventh day participating in October Unprocessed, a challenge from www.EatingRules.com to skip processed food for a month.
I have to confess: it's a lot of work for me to avoid all processed food. I've slipped back into some convenience food with my busy schedule since I went back to work, but I've managed to keep up with the challenge so far! I've baked my own bread in my breadmaker and I've provided from-scratch breakfasts, lunches and suppers as well as snacks and even dessert. We've eaten more fruits and vegetables and have wasted less food, produced a lot less trash, and I. feel. great.
I don't know if it's a placebo effect or if eating so well is really what's making me feel better. (Or it could be the fantastic fall weather. But I know it's not due to being well-rested. I'm so not!) I have more energy, I'm more patient, and I'm generally happy. I like this. I also weighed myself on day 1 to see if there's any impact on my weight loss. I have a feeling there will be.
It's easier when we don't have to go it alone. Some of my online friends are doing October Unprocessed and my friends at work all know that I'm avoiding processed food for the month. Everyone has been very supportive and has given me great meal ideas.
I'll check in next week at my own blog, Farmer's Daughter, but I'll be back here in two weeks to let Green Phone Booth readers find out how it's going.
Have you joined the October Unprocessed challenge? What processed food would be hard for you to give up?