In life, there isn’t much we can completely control. On any given day, that unforeseen bill shows up from the insurance company in the mail. (out of your control) You can check the weather on your phone when you wake up, and by the time you leave the house, the weather has completely changed (out of your control). You walk into the library, and your child decides to go into hyper meltdown mode (out of your control). The neon red check engine lights flicker as you drive frantically to an appointment (out of your control).
There is one area in life where you have complete control: what you choose to eat. For those of us who live in a country where food is abundant, the choices are limitless. When you are at the market, no one forces you to fill your cart with processed foods. You make that choice. Let’s face it; food is an essential part of our daily life. And if something is such a vital part of your day, it is logical to make the wisest choices possible.
So let 2017 be the year that you take control of what you eat!
One way to jumpstart your year of eating well is to join us here for the 2017 Whole30 Challenge. Implementing the Whole30 at the onset of your year of real food eating will reset your body so that you can establish a real food habit. One habit in life that you definitely don’t want to break.
If making wise, well-informed food choices to fuel the only body you will ever get doesn’t amp up your enthusiasm to join me for the 2017 Whole30 Challenge then maybe some of these reasons will:
It’s Not About Weight Loss
Unbelievable, I know. You are staring blankly at the screen thinking, “how can a food challenge not be about weight loss”? Whole30 redefines your way of thinking about food without the pressure of losing weight. Many people who complete the Whole30 do, in fact, lose weight, but that is NOT the intended goal of the program. At the end of the thirty-day program, your attitude towards food will greatly alter. In fact, chances are you will fall in love with food again, which will offer exhilarating freedom rather than continue with an emotional wrestling match with food.
Honor and Respect Your Body
You only get one body to maintain. It’s not like a car that you can abuse and then you trade it in for a new model. Therefore, demonstrate honor and respect for your body by consciously choosing foods that will benefit your overall health. A strong, well-cared-for body allows you to labor intensely to accomplish the goal or mission that you are personally commissioned.
Learn to Eliminate Foods That May Have a Negative Impact on Your Body
It could be that certain foods that you eat have a negative impact on your overall health. Participating in the Whole30 allows you to pinpoint exactly which foods cause negative responses in your body and then eliminate those body bothersome foods.
Set an Example to Those Around You
If you are a parent, remember that the next generation of meal preparers are watching what you eat and what you cook. Like in other areas of your life, you definitely want to set a high standard of healthful living for your children. Teach your children to fill their bellies with foods that originate in nature, not in a chemistry lab.
Whole30 is Free
Whole30 does not come in a box shipped by UPS. What a relief! There are no supplements required. Exhale. You don’t even need to purchase a kitchen scale to measure and weigh your food. Incredible. In fact, throughout the thirty days, the bathroom scale will find a new place to hangout. Seriously. There are no meetings to attend, but it is highly recommended to find an accountability partner or group. Whole30 offers a myriad of social media platforms to find a group or individual to share those tough moments with when you are “slaying the sugar dragon.”
Meal plans are often free or offered at a nominal cost. Kelly Smith who is around the corner at thenourishinghome provides a month of free Whole30 compliant meal plans. Kelly’s recipes are not only easy to prepare, but the easy factor doesn’t compromise the taste factor.
So kick-off your 2017 with the first step in establishing a healthful lifestyle.
What is the major hurdle that prevents you from committing to a lifestyle of healthy eating and living?
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