#49: eat "clean" for one month (no processed foods)
I also found delicious new combinations that I never knew I'd love so much, such as whole natural yogurt, honey and pecans mixed together - it is heavenly. used the Recipe Index on the 100 Days of Real Food blog. Pecan Maple Breakfast Cookies were a staple for morning and evening. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies became an afternoon indulgence or my version of late-night ice cream.
Overall, I loved this experiment. I did feel much more healthy and whole. I also - unexpectedly - developed an empathy for others with diet restrictions, whether through choice or biology.
I only broke down 3 times - once to have Vitamin Water when my natural turkey didn't agree with me and I had to replenish electrolytes. A second time when one of the sweetest 4-year-olds I know asked me to eat "popcorns" with him. And third - three weeks in - when 2 friends celebrated birthdays with decadent mini cupcakes.