Day 3 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

“Change is inevitable–except from a vending machine.”— Robert C. Gallagher

Day 3:

I hope you are not too cranky from your IF, or not eating any grains or pasta.

If so you may not like today’s challenge.

Plain and simple.

I need you to:

Give up all processed foods.

A recent study indicated that just over 60% of food that Americans purchase can be labeled processed. 

Many of these are ready to heat- ready to eat food products.

My mini-challenge to you is to avoid these foods.

I have quite a few definitions of processed foods.

1- anything that comes in a box or wrapper that remains in your pantry at room temperature and does not go bad for many months.

2- any food product with multiple ingredients, some or most of which sound like something you would use in chemistry lab,

3- anything with margarine, partially or fully hydrogenated anything, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial colors/flavors.

4- any artificial sweetener made in a lab. That means avoid sweet-n-low, nutrasweet, and Sucralose (Splenda)

5- no industrial processed oils or vegetable oils. That means no soybean, cottonseed, sunflower, safflower seed oils. The best oils/fats for cooking remain olive oil, butter, coconut oil and ghee.

5- don’t eat anything you could not eat if stranded on a deserted island.

I hope you accept this days mini-challenge throughout the entire 2015 IMW Spring Challenge.

Any questions or comments?

If so please ask below in the comments section. I will do my best to answer.


In case you missed the previous days mini-challenges:

Day 1

Day 2


  • doctorsh

    Thank you for your comment and words of encouragement.


  • Mark

    As you know, I got an early jump start into this challenge. Since late Dec?early Jan I have followed this plan, low carbs, no sugar, grain, starch or processed foods and have lost 35 lbs and have changed my body definition. Just wanted to say to everyone who is doing this challenge, that it works and fairly easy to follow. It is amazing what you can create with Almond or coconut flour and natural ingredients. It now is no longer a challenge, but a way of life..