I recently completed a 10 day clean eating challenge hosted by a new friend of mine. I went in knowing I had lots to learn, but overall feeling like I'm a pretty clean eater. HAHAHA!! Boy was I mistaken. As part of the challenge we were assigned to watch Hungry For Change www.hungryforchange.tv It was clear I was not as clean as I thought.
Some items that I removed from the fridge were...ranch dressing, ketchup, BBQ sauce, syrup, and pretty much anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup. Microwave popcorn, most of our breakfast cereal, and granola bars were also on the hit list but I think the Fam clued in to what I was doing because the almost full boxes disappeared rather quickly once they started seeing me throwing things out.
All I can say after this eye opening experience is that we're on the path and we are making changes, I may still keep a bag of chocolate chips in the freezer, but they're super dark chocolate. My flour and rice stores haven't been entirely converted to wheat and brown, but we're getting there, and I'm on the hunt for local meat, eggs, and milk. It's a process. I have started making green smoothies every morning and I do think more about where our food comes from
and why we are eating it...so, I'm confident we'll get there.
What are some of your clean eating successes and challenges?