Many of you were inspired by my story of how eating lots, and lots of salads and good quality protein helped me feel so much better and have much better energy while writing my salad cookbook. It really made all the difference in the world for me with my energy and I am eager to see if it would help any of you as well.
This, as mentioned before, makes sense as Julia Ross in her book Mood Cures, talks about how we need all of those amino acids that protein provides and the micro-nutrients that vegetables provide. Together they give you the nutrients you need for a balanced body. (This isn’t to say that eating enough vegetables and protein is going to solve all of your problems, but it’s certainly a start).
But I thought it would be fun to try a ten day challenge all together. I want to get back on track in eating loads of salads and vegetables again now that my book is released. And I know that many of you wanted to see if it would help your energy too. So why not make it a group project? While it can take up to 6 weeks to really see the results of eating this way, you may be like me and notice a difference after a week, which can encourage you to keep the challenge going.
So here are the rules. It’s pretty simple.
The Ten Day Challenge
- Eat high quality protein (eggs, cheese, meat, nuts, etc) three times a day
- About 4 cups of vegetables (Multi-colored)
- For 10 days.
While all the usual rules in eating well apply here, such as cutting out refined foods (white sugar and white flour), and eating plenty of good fats (saturated and unsaturated), the basic thrust of the challenge is to up your protein and vegetable intake. This doesn’t mean that you are cutting out carbohydrates, just upping your protein and vegetable intake and filling in with carbs.
The challenge will start next Friday, August 26th and goes to September 4th. Oh, and by the way, those of you who want to use my book for recipes to help in the challenge should probably order it sooner rather than later if buying a hard copy so that it reaches you in time. (The ebook you can have in seconds).
Anyone game? I would love to have you join me. Leave a note below and I will add you to the list of participants.
1. Kimi Harris
8. Melissa H-R
10. Lisa @Granola Catholic
12. Emma A
14. Monique Sauve
17. Kim Woolley
24. Katie Ellen
25. Elsie @ Back to the Source
26. Spreti Valente
27. Tiffany A
28. Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z
29. Micaela Marques
30. Lesley Carol Prince
35. Becky D
40. Carrie L
42. Mary P
44. Len Fillmore
47. Noelle Noli
64. Megan Mattinson
69. France @ Beyond The Peel
74. Shelby Winters
75. karla diaz
76. carrie @ gingerlemongirl.com
78. Sheri Tanner
80. Joan Smith
83. Heather @CritterChronicles (plus husband)
84. Tracy E.
90. jennifer wrightington
92. janet m.
99. The Blums( X 4)
114. Laura King
121. MeeLi Lee
122. Rachel Gillespie
123. Elise Sampson
126. Ami Self
127. Shari Vehrs
128. Lori Smart
132. Jen B
136. Nic Williams
137. Maria Genthner
139. Claire @The Food Refashionista
140. 103 Glenda Thomas
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103 Glenda Thomas
I am joining and telling my readers about this too!
I have been doing GAPS for a year now and wow what a difference. It is very much in line with your challenge so I am definitely in too! No grains for me though either. Time to up my veggie intake so thanks for the incentive!
I’m up for the challenge!
I think I’m in!
Perfect timing for me. I just made up a menu plan guide sheet yesterday based on Julia’s recommendations for a higher protein diet with lots of low carbs that will work for my family. What a great motivator for me. Thank you!
I think this is a great way to health for most people! I have recently been reading “Metabolic Typing Diet” and it has helped me understand that this is how my body is at its best. I just bought your cookbook and am excited to make/eat veggies & proteins in your 10-day challenge!
I’m In! Thanks for the challenge.
I know I am a day late but I would like to join the challenge, too.
I’m in if it’s not too late. Sounds like a great way to end the summer!
Lol, this is how I have eaten for 10 months continuously!!
I am going to be 60 yrs. old on Aug. 28,1952. I’ve had MS since I was 18. I’ve been following the Klenner treatment for years. I’ve had CCSVI in Mexico 2 years ago. Since then I do feel much better and my mind is more alert but my balance and endurance is not good and I still use two canes. I am going to take the 10 day challenge and hope to see a change.