Two week challenge for my daughter: Consuming whole foods only

Posted by on January 29, 2018 at 7:53 am.

I must say that I’m excited because my daughter is joining me on a tasty journey of only eating whole foods. I challenged her to two weeks. Granted, our daily eating habits do a good job reflecting this, however, for the next two weeks, it’s only going to be whole foods (straight from the natural source) so that means I will be eliminating any bread or pasta. Those two are something I don’t eat too much (perhaps once or twice monthly) but my daughter does eat them a bit more than myself (about five times weekly) but I know the amount she consumes is minimal compared to most.

Yesterday we made hummus and made a fruit pudding, that also included avocado (yes avocado is a fruit). Today, we’re making a vegetable stir-fry, smoothies and later it’ll be cabbage rolls stuffed with hummus. Yum. Last evening, I asked my daughter how she was feeling and her response was… happier. She went on to say that she typically feels fine, but she’s a bit more subdued. I asked her did she think her mood was related simply just eating whole foods but she was unsure. I’ll be curious to see if she notices any more differences later this week. What we drink hasn’t changed at all. We’re still consuming plenty of water, however, I have started making more tea. I purchase tea in bulk and to my last brew, I added cloves, allspice, and ginger.

I’m looking forward to hearing more of what she has to say about the experience. She’s keeping a journal and at the end of the two weeks, she’ll be writing a research paper about whole foods and processed foods.

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