Monday, October 7, 2013

Real Food: Week 3

Another successful week for my eating real challenge! I had about 2 sips of juice and about 8 ounces of kombucha for the whole week. I figured kombucha is way healthier than juice, so I decided to have that instead of juice for the week. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be - I was actually really worried about this week, so go me! Going forward, I want to have maybe 1 chai/week, and I imagine I'll drink kombucha every day because I think the health benefits are awesome, AND I love it! {grin}

I also continued to succeed at week 1's challenge of fruit/veggie intake. Again, I didn't get to 6 every day, but I'd still say I had AT LEAST 35 servings over the week.

Now...onto week 3! Patty asked if we could flip-flop the real week 3 {Meat} with another week as there will be some prep needed {Farmer's Market trip and better meal planning}. So this week, we're actually doing week 4:

No fast food or any foods that have been deep-fried in oil.

There are a lot of details in the link about what this exactly constitutes, so I won't go into all that right now. I don't think the fast food will be that hard for me, as I don't have it very often, but I think some of the fried stuff might be a little trickier - I had to remind my sister chips were fried, and she didn't like that reminder! It was already a bit of a bummer this morning when Brent wanted breakfast tacos and I refrained because I was pretty sure the hash browns are fried. :( But I'm sitting here drinking my smoothie instead {tomato, spinach/kale, banana, blueberries, strawberries, milk} and envisioning the great things it's doing for my body!

So let's rock out week 3!


Dee Stephens said...

I like the kombucha too! I need to get some more!

Karen M. Peterson said...

I need to do this.

I've never even heard of kombucha.