Experiment each 7 days and see what works for you…

I focus on eating whole foods in their natural state.  I try to make delicious meals that also look good because it helps me get excited about the food I’m eating. Check out all of my creations on Instagram @chelseayoungyogi! During the week I try to stay away from dairy, grains (corn, wheat, rice, oats, etc.), and sugars (including fruits and natural sugars).

I still allow myself a couple of guilty pleasures, or as I like to think of them: rituals. These include coffee and wine! Rituals of life, celebration and fellowship with others. My day usually starts with coffee (sometimes a few cups ….but hey, I’m a mom of two young kids and don’t usually get a full night’s rest).  I frequently end my day or enjoy a meal with my husband and/or friends with a glass or two of red wine.

What works for me may not work for you, but I hope that each 7 days will at least provide inspiration to experiment with your eating habits and optimize them to best fit your lifestyle. For me, re-setting the body with whole food and getting creative by making my meals from a local source is one of my favorite challenges and gives me a great sense of accomplishment!

My goal is that every one of you gains energy and pride in what you cook and put in your body. I will share great recipes and grocery lists to make things easy. After each 7 days, you will at least have gained some insight into what type of foods your body responds to best and others that weigh you down. I also believe that when you do things together you find more inspiration and accountability to make positive changes in your life!