Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
By now, most people are familiar with what Whole30 is but if not, it’s basically an eating plan that eliminates certain foods for 30 days in order to figure out how your body responds to certain types of foods, such as sugar, or dairy. There are certain foods that could be having a negative effect on your body and overall health and this diet helps you to figure out what those are.
The intent is to let your body heal and recover from all the unhealthy crap you’ve been eating your whole life, essentially resetting your metabolism.
Here is what I CANNOT have:
NO sugar of any kind, real or artificial (not even honey in my tea)
NO alcohol of any kind. Not even for cooking. (Help!)
NO grains (not even quinoa)
No carrageenan, MSG of sulfites
And obviously no junk food, treats, baked goods, etc…
When I first looked at this list, I was like, “what else is left?!” Well, a lot apparently, I’ve just been so used to eating all this other stuff that I forgot that there is so much REAL food out there.
Here is what I CAN have:
Anything unprocessed and have very little ingredients or no ingredients at all
30 days is all it takes! I can do this, right? I mean, its ONLY 30 days!! Ugh 30 days. But this cannot be that hard. I checked out some of the recipes online and a lot of it looks very appealing. It’s all about being creative in the kitchen and playing around with different ingredients.
I birthed two kids for Gods sakes, I can eliminate sugar for 30 days. It’s not that big a deal! Right?! I seriously might need a support group at day 12.
People say that this diet has changed their life! They feel more energetic, have gotten rid of illnesses and diseases and have lost weight.
The most important thing for me is for my husband and I to be at our healthiest. I want us to be around for a very, very long time and see our kids have kids. So we need to do something about it now, while we are young(ish).
To go with this newfound healthy lifestyle kick I’m on, I will be incorporating a “Wellness Wednesday” to the blog where, you guessed it, I will be talking about health and wellness. For the next few weeks, I’ll give you guys an update on how I’m doing on Whole30. The good, the bad and the ugly. I may even share some recipes with you that I’ve tried and really enjoyed.
So here I go. Wish me luck! This is going to be a rough 30 days but I can do this!!!!