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#noprochallenge check in…yep, more pictures of vegetables

no processed food challenge

Readers!

How’s 2017 working out for you? And more importantly have you all joined me on the #noprochallenge and started to cut out the processed and pre-prepared foods from your diets?

This time of the year can be a mixed bag of emotions, on one hand you’re all ‘Yay the new me’ motivated and on the other you’re ‘Boo back to work blues’…..What you can do to help both those emotions is improve your diet by eating more natural, plant-based, non processed food.

 

fresh vegetables, no processed food challenge, healthy eating, claireyogagogo

 

Did you know that a healthy gut and digestive system can help improve your mood? Ah, yah, that’s right, scientist often refer to the stomach/gut as ‘the second brain’ meaning if your gut is healthy and happy then so are you – amazing right?

So, I implore you to try to give up the processed crap and go for an all natural, cooked from scratch approach with plenty of plant-based foods, vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Add a little fish or organic meat if you feel you need to…

I said in my previous post that I would share some of the websites and resources I use to give me inspiration on this life of natural foods. I would like to share with you in this post two of the most inspirational women I have come across who have used to diet to help cure themselves.

Firstly, the wonderous (is that a word?) and crazy, sexy KRISS CARR, after being diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer she decided to change her lifestyle and diet, and her words:

I learned that a nutrient-dense, plant-passionate diet rules; the standard American diet destroys everything; stress sucks your life force; exercise is nonnegotiable (it’s great for your head, heart, cells and ass-ets); joy is utterly contagious (ahchoo!); and having fun must be taken very seriously.

Kris Carr, healthy eating, no processed food challenge

She has written 5 books on taking care of your body and mind, has a kick ass website (one that I aspire to) and is a true survival and optimistic story. Find out all about her on her website: http://kriscarr.com/

Next up on my people you should listen too (as if I wasn’t enough!) is ex Vogue and Ralph Lauren marketing manager, AIME VALPONE, she was diagnosed with a list as long as your arm of conditions, including adrenal fatigue, PCOS, Colitis and Lymes Disease, and again through changing her diet and the way she ate, CURED herself…..she is big on anti inflammatory diet foods (all hail Turmeric) and has a wonderful website and a beautiful book (which I bought for my Mum last year) she advocates a plant-based, gluten-free ‘clean’ diet

 

the healthy apple, healthy eating, eat clean, no processed food challenge

Find out about Amy here: http://thehealthyapple.com/

Please head over to both of these sites to read more about healthy living, lifestyle and dietary changes that you can make to make you feel (and look) A-MAZE-ING

You’re welcome!

As for me I’ve been busy cooking some luscious curries as usual, shepherdess pies and plenty of veggies to go in my buddha bowls but have been too busy cooking to take any snaps so will try to do that for some future posts.

My view so far this year is pretty sweet: