This week’s theme is getting in the right mindset for success in the challenge.

Your daily bonus challenge for Wednesday, April 15th is to clean out your fridge and pantry if you haven’t already.  If you’ve already done this, give yourself a bonus point for Wednesday. Remove ALL processed foods like pasta, rice, crackers, cereal, flour, sugar, milk, juices, dressings, and jams! Give these foods to non-Paleo friends or, if unopened, to your local food bank. It’s best not to have tempting food in the house, especially when you first begin.  Here are some links to help you out with this. Some of you might find this difficult if you feel the need to keep processed foods in the house for the sake of other people you live with.  The first question to ask is that if eating clean is good for you, then why isn’t it good for your friends, family and roommates?  If, however, you have no choice in the matter, consider setting up your own separate shelf in the pantry or fridge.

Robb Wolf’s Quick Start Guide – has some simple but great info on getting started, including cleaning out your fridge and pantry.

Laura Pappas Health – how to clean out the fridge and pantry, again not as strict as our challenge (she allows honey and maple syrup) but a good guide.