Wearing a Pedometer
In the movie "Supersize Me," they use a pedometer to calculate the number of steps Morgan takes everyday. Experts estimate that the average office worker walks less than 2000 steps a day; it is recommended that we walk around 10,000 steps a day (approximately 5 miles). Wow!
You don't have to buy a pedometer to calculate your steps. I downloaded a great step counter widget for my android (the downside is you have to wear your phone around). It was free! I found mine at United Cheddar. Choose the widget rather than the app, it is more accurate. The widget not only tells you your steps it gives you a kilometer count as well as a count of the number of calories you have burned. I love it.
The Great American Detox Diet
The other great change inspired by the movie is the diet Morgan's then girlfriend (now wife) offered at the end. Alexandra, a vegan chef developed an 8 week detox diet for Morgan to help reverse the evil effects of McDonald's food on his liver. We are not planning on going all vegan for 8 weeks but we are planning on drastically reducing our meat, refined sugar and processed food intake. While we normally cook very healthy and eat at home, for at least the next eight weeks we plan on eating more vegetarian meals than meals with meat and when I say this I mean dinner. As a rule we usually only eat meat once or twice a day substituting with high protein legumes, but for a few weeks we are going to meet the challenge and do so much more often. Again, what is good for your body is also good for the environment.