Just. Eat. Real. Food.

JERF stands for “Just Eat Real Food” and that’s what this challenge is all about!

“Real food” is simply food found in its most natural, unprocessed state… free from any additives, chemicals, hormones, and artificial substances.

For example: fresh apple = real food; packaged snack bar that has apples in it = NOT real food.
Our bodies are the most amazing, complex machines and we need REAL fuel. Eating real food will:
• Improve brain function
• Balance hormones
• Enhance your mood
• Improve the quality of your sleep
• Increase energy levels
• Speed up your metabolism
• Lead to faster recovery after training
• Help strengthen your immune system and protect you from developing all sorts of diseases

Basically, if you can grow it or raise it yourself, it’s free game. Here are a few ideas of what you can eat during your JERF Challenge:
• Meat, Poultry, & Fish (grass-fed, pasture-raised, and wild is best)
• Vegetables & Fruits (organic when possible)
• Nuts & Seeds
• Whole Grains like quinoa, amaranth, gluten-free steel cut oats
• LIMITED amounts of raw, real sweeteners like honey or coconut sugar
• If you absolutely have to eat packaged foods, only select items that have 3 ingredients or less.


Yours in good health,Heather Vroman FitEffex Health and Fitness Coach Worcester Metrowest
Health Coach & AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
(508) 523-6143