Living a life less toxic…

by Faith Canter

28 Day Challenge Day Eleven

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Here’s Day Eleven!

How have you found the first ten days?

Well done for coming this far, we’re almost half way through now! Go YOU!

Day Eleven (Thursday):

1. Out with gluten, processed sugars, sweeteners, alcohol and fizzy drinks

2. Meditate for 10 mins a day (do a guided meditation if you’re new to this)

3. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day

4. Do 20 seconds of planking

5. Pick another drawer or cupboard to de-clutter, use the natural vinegar solution (mentioned in day two) as a cleaner rather than any toxic chemicals.

6. Note 20 things you are grateful for in your gratitude pad.

7. Increase the amount of steps or length of time you walk today by 5% from the previous day’s total.

8. Take a daily probiotic

9. Eat 7 fruit or vegetables a day (preferably raw for optimum nutrition)

10. Make sure you have breakfast within a hour of getting up and don’t skip meals, make sure to eat something (if only something little) every 3-4hrs.

11. Reduce your caffeine intake by 50%, or replace it with green tea.

12. Watch at least one inspirational or motivational video each day.

13. Have at least one smoothie or a juice every day (the choice is yours which one), but make sure it has some veggies in as well as fruit.

14. Where possible try having sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes (they make yummy wedges and jackets).

15. Try introducing fermented foods into your diet. These are extremely high in friendly bacteria and yeast, so they help keep the bad one’s at bay and balance the health and effectiveness of the digestive system. Fermented foods and drinks include kefir, kombucha, unpasteurised sauerkraut and other unpasteurised pickles and/or veggies.

16. Get off the bus a stop early or park your car at the wrong side of the car-park to your destination.  This way you won’t really notice the increase in exercise each day.

17. Replace unhealthy transfat cooking oils with coconut oil.  Coconut oil is one of the few fats that keeps it’s nutritional content and goodness when heated. For a list of all the things coconut oil is good for please check out my blog, the Wonders of Coconut Oil: https://livingalifelesstoxic.com/2013/12/13/the-wonders-of-coconut-oil/

18. Introduce a 10 minute yoga, pilates, tai-chi or Qi Gong routine to three days of your week. You can watch or download these from places like YouTube.  They help strengthen your inner core, tone muscles and reduce stress and anxiety.

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New For Day Eleven: 

19. Try not to say negative things about yourself, either out loud or in your own head. If you find that you’re being negative then say something positive to try to balance it out. If you feel frustrated then take a couple of deep breaths and try and say something far more positive if you’re still feeling the need to berate yourself. The way we talk to ourselves has a massive impact on our self image and self belief, so try to be kind and see what a difference it makes.

20. Introduce some superfoods into your daily diet. Items like blueberries, oily fish, spinach, pistachio nuts, peppers, quinoa, brown rice, avocados, garlic, goji berries, broccoli, lentils, apples, sweet potatoes, hemp seeds, chia seeds, watercress and oats are all super foods and should be included in your diet for optimum health.

That’s it for Day Eleven!

 See you for Day Twelve tomorrow =0) 

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