It's that time of the year again....in two days "OCTOBER UNPROCESSED 2013" starts, a clever initiative thought out by Andrew Wilder, author of the "Eating Rules" blog..
To raise awareness how much processed food we are eating, Andrew came up with the idea to cut out any processed food, starting with three simple rules:
- When you eat grains, eat only 100% whole grains.
- Don’t eat high fructose corn syrup.
- Don’t eat hydrogenated oils, trans fats, or anything that’s been deep-fried.
A year later, in October 2010 he tried again, this time trying to get more people to join him by taking the pledge: October Unprocessed. 415 joined him.
In October 2011 over 3000 took the pledge. It was my first year to sign up and it changed our eating habits quite a bit...annoyed comment of our son: "Why don't we have any junk food in our pantry anymore?"
October 2012 saw more than 6000 taking the pledge!
As of September 25th, more than 4000 have taken the pledge for October Unprocessed 2013
Just thinking about what it means to eat unprocessed food and how rather difficult it got to do so, will change your thinking about food. if you are ready to take it a step further and even want to take the pledge here are all the links you need:
What it is all about? Who is Andrew? Find the answers on Andrew Wilder's blog:
Want to know more about the rules? Here you go:
October Unprocessed: The Official Guide
Ready to take the pledge?
Take the pledge
Want to follow along?
eatingRULES on facebook
Need support? Join the facebook group:
October Unprocessed 2013 Facebook Group