Processed food is an integral part of American culture – we’re too busy with work, school, errands, appointments and everything else that gets in the way, we don’t have time to eat healthy well-balanced meals, right? Wrong.
What started as a simple 100-day pledge from one family to cut out processed foods has turned into a social movement rapidly spreading to a neighborhood near you. In 2010, Lisa Leake made a drastic change to her families eating habits and completely cut out processed food and replaced it with “real food.” So what does this mean? According to her rules, it means no refined grains or sweeteners, no deep fried foods, no “fast foods,” and the most challenging—nothing out of a box, can, bag, bottle or package that has more than 5 ingredients listed on the label.
So what does that leave? Wholesome natural goodness! Lisa recommends a plethora of fruits and veggies from your local farmers’ market, dairy products like milk, eggs and cheese, 100% whole-wheat and whole grains, locally raised meats, and natural sweeteners such as honey and 100% maple syrup.
After the 100-day challenge, Leake has since created an easy plan that any family could follow—including tips, tricks and recipe ideas, along with a “budget-friendly” plan to help us out in these hard economic times. She also has easy 10-day pledges for all you “non-committal” types. The best part is that once you sign up on her website and complete the pledge, you will receive a complimentary bracelet congratulating your healthy step in the right direction. So what are you waiting for? Visit 100daysofrealfood.com today to get started for free!