Joe Bonington is a relatively well known personal trainer in Sydney who I respect for being holistic in his approach to health and fitness.
Being inspired after listening to Joe speak at a business networking function recently, I decided to buy his eBook titled ‘Joe Bonington’s 28 Day Natural Eating Plan’ (only $19.95 AUS).
It was very apparent after the first couple of pages that Joe’s philosophy on life and eating was similar to that of the direction I was heading on my ‘green’ journey.
This ‘green’ journey of mine has been challenging every part of my life and most recently my diet. As regular readers will know, one example of this is now I am only eating organic and free range meat and eggs as I decided that the welfare of the animals was more important. We have also cut down the amount of meat we consume and added more fish and nuts into our diet.
Reading Joe’s eBook made me realise that these decisions did not only benefit animal welfare and the environment but also my health.
For example; my choice to buy only ‘true’ free range eggs. Yes this decision was originally for the welfare of the hens. However I did not know that when compared to cage eggs, pasture raised organic eggs contain:
1/3 less cholesterol
1/4 less saturated fat
2/3 more vitamin A
2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
3 times more vitamin E
7 times more beta-carotene
Interesting isn’t it!
So after reading Joe’s whole eBook in one night, my husband Brett and I have decided that we will take the 28 day natural eating plan challenge.
For the next 28 days (well 27 days now) we will not be consuming:
All processed foods
Conventionally farmed meat
Fruit Juice (non fresh)
After going through the list with Brett he said nervously “well what can we eat?” For that I had to go shopping today and why I recommend you have a look at Joe’s eBook for yourself.
I will keep you up to date with how we are going along the way.
Day one and I am excited!