Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Mysterious 51%

Last time I mentioned that I want to do the 80/20 diet and have 51% of my meals be raw
I didn't explain why I chose 51%, because I thought I'd keep you guessing ;-)

Michael and I have been learning a lot about processed foods and the things our bodies need to function ideally. And one thing's for sure, our bodies need to detox from all the junk we ingest.

This is kind of gross, but I've heard of people who have lost up to 15 pounds a day through using the bathroom (I did warn you that it's gross) once they started eating raw vegetables, it helped their body to get rid of toxins. Toxins will come out however they can right?

And while I don't need to get rid of quite that many toxins, it will still help :) I would encourage you all to include more raw foods in your diet as well

So why 51%? You can read here to find out :-)

This week I haven't done quite as good in the raw food department, though I have been eating at least one meal a day that is entirely raw (thank goodness for green drinks)

I've also decided that this week I would work on different areas of my body for a little bit each day, in addition to working out at least twice a week. Yesterday I did some thigh exercises and today I worked on my abs. I'm thinking tomorrow I'll work on my arms :-)

I've been doing pretty good with the not staying still while watching tv, but not so good on the healthy snacks... but I'll do better for the rest of the week :-) Tonight I took my own advice and had an orange popsicle when I was feeling the sweet tooth.

How are you guys doing on the challenges?
What are some ways you detox?


Annie on February 10, 2011 at 6:18 PM said...

That is soo cool Chantel! THanks for the article!


Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

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I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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