It’s been a couple of years since I started the very first Clean Eating Reset Challenge. That was when the term “Clean Eating” started circulating in the health and wellness world.
It’s still a loaded term. Depending on who you talk to, ‘clean eating’ can mean different things.
To be clear, “Clean Eating” for me does not mean anti “Dirty Eating” or “Bad foods.”
The term Clean Eating for me means eating foods closest to their original forms. It means eating mostly unprocessed, unrefined, natural foods, preferably cooked by you.
I was first inspired to offer this ‘challenge’ after reading FOOD RULES, the little book by Michael Pollan.
In it, he offers 64 rules as his secrets to eating well.
Some of these rules include:
• Avoid food products containing ingredients that third graders cannot pronounce
• Avoid food products that have sugar as the top three ingredients
• Avoid food products that contain high fructose corn syrup
• Eat your colors
• Eat foods that will eventually rot
• Eat animals that have themselves eaten well
• Eat mostly plants, especially leaves
The list goes on.
As you can see, the “rules” aim to help us become more mindful of our food choices. These choices help us live and feel better while hopefully improving the planet along the way.
As it turns out, eating this way allows our body to heal itself as well. I have so many people tell me that their nagging symptoms (from headaches, to digestive issues, to sleep, to arthritic pain) improve or disappear after they joined my Clean Eating Reset.
Here are some words from past Reset participants:
“I did the Clean Eating Challenge. This was excellent advice. By doing that, it put me in the right mindset and lo and behold I lost 3 1/2lbs! My goal was to start eating mindfully and not gorging myself on unhealthy snacks. I didn’t want to never eat them again. The lack of interest in my number one craving and the ability to sense when I am full and to stop eating and save it for later are the two main things that have stayed with me. I have stepped up my exercise and have lost a total of 13#. And I look and feel so much better. I am so happy with my success and how the program has made me a healthier person.”
“While I was doing the Reset, I had more energy and in general, felt better. Since the challenge, I have been more aware of my eating habits. I am now able to take what I learned and apply to my daily living.”
“Participating in Kit’s last Clean Eating Reset helped me to stay the course with my healthy eating habits. It was also nice to know that there was a community of people who want the same for their life. It’s more fun to do this with a group of people than doing it alone.”
The Reset is a one week long challenge, and is always free to anyone. The community grows each time, and we support each other in a gentle and encouraging ways.
The next week of Clean Eating Reset is from September 11 – 17. If you feel that you can benefit from learning about eating and cooking real, unprocessed foods, and improving your health naturally, this is the place for you.
I look forward to seeing you in the community!