Wednesday, April 29, 2015

7 For 7

A strange blog title, I know.  It means giving up seven foods for seven days.  You can eat as much as you want but just eliminate these seven foods for a week to cleanse your system, probably lose weight and see how much better you will feel.

Most people have a hard time dieting and many people experience the lose/gain cycle.  These are not reasons to give up.  Sometimes you have to get creative and try new things to make you conscious and motivated.  Many times the quality of a person's food is causing the weight problems. 

In Ayurveda, it is recommended that food be as pure and natural as possible because it is easier for the body to digest and absorb.  Undigested food becomes ama (toxins) and it weakens the body so that the metabolism becomes sluggish. 

This is where the 7 foods to avoid comes in.  Eliminate these foods for a week.  Why a week? It is enough time to experience a change but not enough time to overwhelm you.  Our psyche can handle, "I am just trying this for a week."

So NO high fructose corn syrup, food coloring, chemical preservatives (Nitrites, Nitrates, Benzoates, MSG, GMP, BHA, BHT, Sulfates, Sulfites, Sorbates, TBHQ), artificial sweeteners (Neotame, Acesulfame-K , Aspartame, Saccharin, Sucralose), transfats, bleached flour (or bromated) and hormones/antibiotics given to animals. 

There is a good chance you will need to feed yourself from real foods that do not come in a package.  Try to shop in the produce section or in a natural foods grocery store. Remember not to diet only to eliminate certain ingredients.  Also remember to have fun as you take the 7 for 7 challenge. I would love to hear feedback on your efforts!

Stay healthy & well,

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