By Chrystal Evans Hurst
Chrystal Evans Hurst is a gifted writer, speaker, and worship leader. She is the eldest child of Dr. Tony and Lois Evans, so the Word of God has surrounded and guided her for her entire life. As a member of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Chrystal assists her mom, Lois, in leading the women’s ministry and loves to encourage women toward a deeper relationship with the Lord. Her blog-Chrystal’s Chronicles- poignantly reflects her thoughts about her faith and day-to-day experiences. Most important, Chrystal is a dedicated wife and homeschooling mother of five. For more on Chrystal, visit her blog here.
First of all, let me get this out of the way.
I’m not selling anything.
There. Now you can relax.
This post is an outgrowth of me posting a photo of what I was having for breakfast on Instagram. Later that day, I decided to go ahead and post what I was having for lunch. Then I figured why not dinner.
The next day, someone asked me around lunch time what I’d had for breakfast so I posted again… and so on and so on.
I posted every meal for seven days. And I lost 9 pounds.
Now let me start by saying that I don’t expect to lose 9 pounds a week from here on out. Last week was an anomaly.
If you’ve ever watched the Biggest Loser, you know that at the end their first week on the ranch, the contestants weigh in and experience the loss of crazy amounts of weight. There’s a reason for that.
When you eat clean, there are two things that you lose a lot of right off the bat. 1) Water and 2) Gut sludge.
Our standard American diet (SAD) is extremely high in sodium and crud that doesn’t move easily through our digestive systems. Lots of salt leads to water retention and lots of crud leads to gut sludge. When you eat clean however, you remove those factors from your diet and your system works to rid itself of excess product it would rather do without.
In laymen’s terms, clean eating is eating food that is not processed or eating foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. If you want a more in depth explanation of clean eating you can check out this one from CNN.com here. You can also Google, “what is clean eating”. You will be overwhelmed but you will have plenty of information.
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