Jocelyn’s Response to the Sam Farr 30-Day Challenge

 

(Originally Published July 2014)

No alcohol after 7:30 p.m.:

This rule does not challenge people to limit their overall alcohol intake over the course of the day nor during the course of the week, alcohol intake increases the risks of several major diseases such as hepatitis, breast cancer, and prostate cancer just to name a few, most people begin drinking well before 7:30 p.m. (particularly on weekends) which may lead to higher than usual alcohol intake  prior to 7:30 p.m. for those attempting to comply with the challenge

No more than 1 serving or bread or pasta per day:

There is nothing nutritionally notable about bread or pasta that is not also true of other foods high in refined carbohydrates such as cheesecake, french fries, ice cream, soda, commercial energy drinks, and many breakfast cereals; given the increasing incidence of diabetes in this country and the preponderance of highly refined carbohydrates in our marketplace, we must immediately extend the conversation way beyond bread and pasta to empower people to control their blood sugar

7,000 steps or 30 minutes of exercise daily:

This recommendation is acceptable but should make exercise more appealing to busy adults by adding a clause that states all at once or in short bursts of activity per day (You get the same cardiovascular benefit from three 10 minute sessions of exercise as you do from one 30 minute session)

The Most Important Things for People To Do If You Want  to Transform Your Health:

  1. Individualize your goals and healthcare
  2.  Stay well hydrated via pure water.
  3. Make plants the majority of your plate every time you eat.
  4. Be mentored along the way to clear up nutrition confusion and address longstanding habits.

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