I am proud of you for making it to Day 7 of this challenge! You are almost done! It takes a lot of discipline and planning to get this far. It is important to reward yourself for completing this challenge. Your final challenge for today is to treat yourself with a sweet and tasty yogurt/parfait for dessert!
Yogurt is thought to reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of the intestinal lining. And, by bolstering this layer of tissue, endotoxins — produced by gut bacteria — cannot cross into the bloodstream and promote inflammation.
To examine the potential benefits of yogurt on inflammation, in the scientists’ first experiment, they recruited 120 premenopausal women, half of whom were obese.
Half of the participants were asked to eat 12 ounces of low-fat yogurt each day for 9 weeks while the others ate a non-dairy pudding instead.
Throughout the experiment, at various points in time, the researchers took blood samples and assessed them for biomarkers of endotoxins and inflammation.
The results, published in December 2017, showed that some inflammatory markers were significantly reduced in yogurt eaters.
It is important to enjoy yourself so I suggest that you add fruits, nuts, or seeds into your yogurt if you are looking for some flavor for your treat today. If you are having problems digesting dairy, I recommend that you use Greek yogurt since it has no lactose.
Now that you have completed this challenge. I want you to spend time and assess how you feel after completing this challenge.
Let's take a look at your results for this entire challenge:
How do you feel right now on a scale of 1 -10?
What symptoms are you experiencing at the moment?
Did you follow this challenge step-by-step?
What is the most difficult part of this challenge?
Do you see any improvements in your health?
How close are you to your intended goal?
After your assessment, I want you to know that it is important to understand that this journey is a process. Most individuals will not hit their goals within a week. It takes patience, discipline and practice to manage your condition. The purpose of this challenge is to make progress towards your intended goal. If you feel like you have made progress and this is the right fit for you, my next challenge for you is to try this diet for an entire month.
Why try this diet for a month? Most individuals on this diet feel a drastic difference after 30 days. Your body needs to adjust and get the proper nutrients to heal your body. I have a 30-day plan consisting of dietary recommendations, building better habits, extensive knowledge of how this diet works, a food diary, and an abundant amount of tasty recipes.
You can find out your next challenge in this course.