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Eating Clean for 30 Days Will Change You


I challenged myself to eating clean for 30 days. It was a test to myself to see how my body would react. I was going gluten free, dairy free and {mostly} sugar free. I had never done anything like this and while I was nervous, I was super excited to get started.

What did I do differently for a month?

Eating Clean for 30 Days Will Change You

Eating Clean for 30 Days Will Change You

I stocked my pantry with almond, coconut and tapioca flours.

I used stevia, dates and honey as sweeteners.

My fridge was full of sparkling waters, teas, almond milk and non-dairy yogurts.

I did use goat’s milk for kefir and cheese.

I made sure I had a ‘dessert’ on hand for my sweet tooth, whether it was protein ball using gluten free oats or a flourless cookie using cacao chips or a sweet bread using one of the flours above.

Fruits and veggies? I had an abundant cut up and ready to grab. Hummus was my best friend. Smoothies were always being blended. I roasted sweet potatoes, beets (for the first time ever!) and squash to eat through out the week.

I had chia and flax seeds sitting on my counter and threw them in everything.

I used many recipes from my Pinterest boards that I’ve collected over the years. Paleo Yummies, We Need to Eat our Veggies, Healthy Snacks, Desserts You Won’t Feel Guilty Eating, I Should be Gluten Free (and now I finally was!).

The goal was for my gut to feel better. I was tired of morning stomach aches. I NEEDED more energy too. Did I want to lose weight? That was definitely an added bonus and 11 pounds off sure made me smile.

My palate expanded! Bison burgers over beef. I learned what a falafel was and now eat them all the time. I want salads instead of a sandwich when we eat out.

What surprised me the most was, the food I used to eat and crave, I no longer do. After 30 days I don’t want to go back. I still don’t want the bun on my burger, I eat my burritos in a bowl, ice cream only if it is made with almond or coconut milk.  The sugar is a little harder. I heard Dr. Oz say once that if you eat well 80% of the time, your body should stay in your healthy state. Don’t feel bad about having your favorites sometimes. It’s {real} chocolate for me!

I have become that lady in the grocery store aisle you don’t want to be following behind. I read all labels looking at the ingredient list, how many grams of sugar it has, and if it is dairy and/or gluten free.

Eating Clean for 30 Days - New Chapter Vitamins Label

New Chapter wants you to check out their label. Their vitamins and supplements are made only with Earth’s pure ingredients. Not all vitamins are created equal and I am just as picky about what I choose to swallow, as they have become an important part to my healthy lifestyle.

New Chapter ferments the individual vitamins and minerals with beneficial probiotics and whole foods. I’ve never heard of a vitamin being fermented, but looooove this. I have learned that ‘fermented’ and ‘sprouted’ foods are even better for you!

Facts I love:

Non-GMO Project Verified organic ingredients including fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Safe to take on an empty stomach.

Super Foods like Ginger, Turmeric and Chamomile are in there too.

100% Vegetarian and Gluten Free.

Eating Clean for 30 Days - New Chapter Vitamins

Are you interested in Eating Clean for 30 Days and adding New Chapter Vitamins to your day?

I found mine at Whole Foods – find them near you or on Amazon.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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