Friday 21 June 2013

A Six Week Healthy Eating Series - The Diet Showdown!

Today we're kicking off the very first series here on WHO CAN STAND, and it is on FOOD!  How great, eh?  Everyone eats!  (If you're new here, start by reading my sorta funny, sorta sad midnight brownie story, because it explains why we're doing this!)

Over the course of the next four weeks we are going to be looking at four different healthy eating lifestyles:
  • Gluten Free (week one)
  • Traditional (week two)
  • Paleo (week three)
  • Trim Healthy Mama (week four)
Some of these you may be familiar with, and some you may be thinking "What is THAT?"  Fear not!  Each week we will begin with an explanation of the "eating lifestyle" and share the meal plan we used for that week.  We have also lined up some great guest bloggers who will share how using each "diet" has changed their lives.

We plan to try each diet for one week.  We know that is not enough time to allow for big changes to happen in our bodies, but it will give us an idea of the cost, effort, and meals included in each one.  As well, we will be doing research and hearing from others who are eating that way.  We hope by the end to have found one (or a combination) that we think will work best for us, and will lead us to an all around healthier life!

We're also hoping that you will climb on board with us as we start this adventure!  We know what to eat and not to eat is a question a lot of people have now, and many of these diets have caught on like wildfire in the past few years, so we hope to clear the air and shed some light on each one - hopefully helping you on the path to a healthier life too! 

So to kick this off - tell us, what comes to mind when you think of the above diets?

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1 comment:

  1. Gluten-free = the new fad. There are some people who really have an intolerance to gluten but I think a lot of people have gone GF because of the purported bad effects of grain.
    Traditional diet --I'd never heard that term so I googled and it seems to be a term for real/whole foods. First thing that comes to mind is good!
    Paleo = another fad with probably less health benefits than GF.
    Trim Healthy Mama = LOVE! An approach that sifts through the science and takes a Biblical approach to eating. In my opinion, the most balanced and healthful eating lifestyle on your list.

    Looking forward to following this series, and interested to see how you cover Trim Healthy Mama because that takes more than a week to get!