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We would like to ask you to join our mission by taking the 10 Days of Real Food pledge. Taking the 10-day pledge means following our same real food rules (that we followed during our 100-day pledge) just for a shorter amount of time. Thousands of people all the way from Austin to Australia have signed up so far! Check out the blog post with their feedback to see how much the 10-day pledge has impacted their lives. As you’ve probably noticed, this website is about our family taking the 100 Days of Real Food pledge. If all four of us did it for 100 days, I am convinced that absolutely anyone can do it for only 10 days. And what harm is there in trying?

On the other hand, if you feel the need to ease into things then check out our weekly “real food” mini-pledge series or our list of suggested pledge alternatives on the rules page. These may help you get ready for the 10-day pledge or simply help you make some general changes for the better.  However, if you want a true wake up call to just how pervasive processed foods are in everyday life, we believe there is no substitute for the 10-day pledge!  We promise that your new-found perspective will be worth the effort.

Benefits of Taking the 10-Day Pledge

Upon completing your goal we predict you will gain the following:

  • A first-hand, eye opening experience of how to identify the real food in our processed food world.
  • At least one improved health benefit such as having more energy, losing weight, improving regularity, or just feeling healthier overall.
  • The realization that some of those pre-packaged processed “food-like substances” don’t even taste that good compared to real food.
  • The opportunity to teach your children (if you have them), by example, the healthiest way to eat and enjoy the food mother nature has given us.
  • A congratulatory letter and complimentary gifta silicone wristband debossed with “10 Days of Real Food” which you can wear to make sure all of your friends know what you accomplished!
  • The ability to continue on with your life however you chose, but with the new knowledge of how and why to avoid processed foods. Hopefully your 10-day experience will convince you to consider making at least a few changes for life.

How to Take the 10-Day Pledge

  1. Review the rules that you must follow for the full 10 days. In case you need some more convincing you may also want to review 10 reasons to cut out processed food.
  2. Complete the form below including your start date. We recommend that you take at least a few days or longer to plan and prepare your kitchen with whole foods so you have enough to eat once your mission starts. Also, consider boxing away the stuff that might tempt you to break the rules – we want you to succeed!
  3. We also recommend that you spend a few moments reviewing our concise list of real food meal ideas (that link directly to recipes) on the Recipes and Resources page of this site.
  4. Don’t forget to update your facebook or twitter status to let your friends know that you are starting the 10 Days of Real Food pledge so they can provide you with support and accountability!
  5. Once you have completed your 10-day pledge visit the Real Food Graduates page to tell us about your experience.  We want to know how it went, keep track of how many people have come this far, and be able to send you your free gift.

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561 comments to Take 10-Day Pledge

  • I am doing this because I know once I start, I will look and feel better. Real food is something humans have become lazy about…Too hard to cook, or not enough time…but yet we want to look like fitness models! Ha! Here is to a happy healthy life. 10 days is a breeze ;)

  • Lauri

    Okay, the countdown is on…I’m starting the 10 day challenge with a couple of work friends on August 1st. I’ve bought most of my healthy, natural, organic supplies so here’s hoping it won’t be too difficult to stick with.

  • Lauri

    I’m on day 4 of the 10 day challenge. My biggest surprise is that it’s been so easy! I really thought it’d be more of a challenge. I’ve had to think more about what I eat and have had to be a little creative in meal planning, but that hasn’t been a hardship. I do feel better inside and I have even lost a couple of pounds! So far, so good!

  • Lauri

    Day six…

    It was easy at first, but I almost stumbled yesterday. I was feeling deprived, I guess, and really wanted to be “bad.” But by the time I got to the grocery store I thought better and wound up buying “clean” stuff after all. :)

    I am disappointed in just how many foods have hidden ickiness in them. I am reading labels much more closely and it’s shameful how many foods tout themselves as healthy when they are actually loaded with sugar, preservatives and who knows what else.

    I’ll be finishing the challenge on Sunday, but I’m considering extending it. I started on August 1, so I’m thinking I might make it a 1 month challenge instead of just 10 days.

  • Audra

    I am starting on 9/15. I want to do this to help myself and family jumpstart our ability to kick the white sugar, fast food habit, and, of course, my hubby and I to lose weight.

  • Eve

    We have been on low carb for two years because Billy had blood sugar issues which have now cleared up and I want to move us to a more normal diet. We use very little processed food and no rice, flour or pasta. We do use artifical sweetner though. It will be tough for my husband to use honey but I love it. A question of adding things like potatoes, corn, beans and fruit back into our diet. Right now we don’t eat them. We use real dairy without sweetner, real butter, mayo, salad dressing…I usually make. I’m sure we need to get rid of processed hot dogs, bologna, etc. do you use processed cheese and if not, what cheese do you use? We eat all types of cheese but I’m thinking Velveeta is not exactly a whole food! LOL

  • Melanie

    Starting the pledge Sunday! Using the free meal plans from FB to get started. I work 2 jobs, my husband is a full time student, our son is starting school this year, and we have a baby on the way. I want us to prove to ourselves that we can be healthy, that it can be affordable, and that the time it takes to prepare our own food is manageable between all our schedules. I feel like we can make good food convenient if we try.

  • Kris

    I am a teacher, and am presenting a healthy food choices talk next week, and plan to do the 10-day challenge with any of my students who accept. Is there a way I could order a quantity of the bands for those who succeed, or would they each need to fill out the form? I checked the store, but could not see them for sale (it could be as many as 75 bands).

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