Hi all. I hope your holiday season has been good so far.
I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions in general, but I’ve got a good one for you if you’re at a loss as to what to do. Why not give up one “junk food” ingredient for the entire month of January?
The junk food ingredients are:
- Gluten (mainly wheat products and beer)
- Sugar (including juice and dried fruits – whole/fresh is okay)
- n6 Oil (vegetable and seed oils)
This is all part of the grand scheme of a Paleo diet (where you would also forego dairy, legumes, and possibly nightshades), but it’s a way to try it out without going whole hog. And just paying attention to what you put in your pie-hole for month is a good exercise in self awareness.
I realize I’m preaching to the choir here in most cases, but this is your chance to get your friends and family to try this crazy shit out for a month. All without being intimidated with the litany of forbidden foods your barrage them with when they are brave enough to ask. You just keep it simple – don’t eat ONE thing.
That is quite a challenge for most people. People’s lives literally revolve around these foods. Since these unhealthy ingredients tend to run together, something lovely like a doughnut is knocked out no matter what junk ingredient you are avoiding. It’s possible to get a big benefit from a simple rule.
Now if you already are “kinda” Paleo this is your opportunity to go 100% (eat none of the three junk ingredients) for a whole month – renew your vows, so to speak. I personally waver a bit on how strict I am, but I really try to hammer it home for this one month. It sort of resets my bearings.
If you are interested or can talk some victims into playing along send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will put you or them on the list. Send me your first name and last initial along with the town or city you currently reside in and which of the junk you’ll be avoiding for the month. I’ll be emailing out updates and further information as we approach the new year.
Website is at www.junkfreejan.com.
Hoping to hear from you,