For a year I’ve heard about Whole30. It sounded amazing and it seemed people were having great success, their bodies were reset and in tune with the way they were intended to function.
But it seemed overwhelming. Really overwhelming.
I mean 30 whole days without any sugar or grains? That seemed too… hard.
Everywhere I turn lately I seem to be encountering someone going through the Whole30 program or just completing it and feeling amazing. My dear friend April (this April) has been on the wagon for awhile. She posted a quote last week that convinced me: “it’s time. I’m in.” The quote (highlighted) was from the Program Rules page:
Talk about conviction. Being fully controlled for 30 days isn’t hard. I can do this, and so can you. I told April I just needed to set a date.
Just hours after April posted this quote, my friend Katie texted me. She and April aren’t friends, so how my comment on April’s wall showed up in Katie’s feed is crazy.
Why do Whole30?
I eat clean. I drink lots of water. I work out 3-5 times a week. I’m not perfect, but even when I’m at my cleanest, there seems to be this plateau I can’t get through. I know it’s toxins wrapped up in fat cells that are just screaming to get out. It’s time I helped them find a new home 🙂
I really don’t care about the number on the scale, but I do care about how I feel throughout the day and how intense I can be when I work out. I’d like to see what else there is, and I have a feeling that if my body is totally pure, I will know.
What will you eat?
This is where it gets crazy! What I will eat won’t be too outside what we currently eat, but I will need to be more disciplined and focused. I will eat meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, some fruit, and good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. (A detailed shopping list is available.) I will eat real food with very few, all pronounceable ingredients, and WON’T CHEAT A SINGLE TIME. I know that is the key, and I’m committed, knowing full well this will be a challenge.
What can I not eat on the Whole30 program? (Further details found on the Program Rules page.)
- Added sugar of any kind, real or artificial.
- Alcohol in any form, not even for cooking.
- White potatoes.
- Carrageenan, MSG or sulfites.
- No Paleo-ifying baked goods, desserts, or junk foods.
Consider the challenge.
Have you heard of Whole30 or considered it in the past? Perhaps you’ve tried and met a road block or you’ve tried and succeeded? Whatever the case, I’d love if you’d consider joining me. It costs nothing but a little more prep time to ensure you know what you’ll eat for the day… and what you’ll avoid. Maybe you’re not ready to start May 1, but you’d like to start next week. Whatever the case, try it. We can do this together. When you’re ready to jump on board, email me: MyWiseMom at gmail dot com. I’ll send out some emails and motivation to help us all (myself included) get through 30 days as clean as can be.
What are you waiting for? Who is with me? Let’s do this!