Yesterday I shared with you all my word for 2015, less, and how I already have my first experiment with less lined up for the year. The be quite honest, I had my first idea planned out before I chose my word for the year. Shame on me. Anywho, Carl and I are joining our friend Kristin for a Whole 30 challenge. Dun dun dunnn…
What exactly is The Whole 30?
It’s basically a Paleo diet with even more stuff excluded. It excludes sugar, grains, dairy and legumes. That sounds like a lot, but there are actually foods left that you’re allowed to eat. The idea behind the Whole 30 is to cleanse your body of potential irritants then slowly add back in food groups and see how your body reacts. Below is the shopping list for everything Whole 30 approved.
Why do a Whole 30?
I have a few reasons for doing a Whole 3o, the first being I have gained a decent amount of weight over the past year and I know my eating habits are a big factor in that. My biggest reason for doing it though is I already know I’m lactose intolerant and several other food issues have been discovered in my family. I’ve suffered from migraines in recent years and always see noticeable differences in how I feel based on changes in my diet. At this point in my life, it’s time I do something to really figure out the best way to care for my body and fuel it with what it needs. Since the Whole 30 rids of you of possible problem foods and allows you to test them out after the 30 days, I thought it would be the best route to really discover what it best for my body.
Carl and I start our Whole 30 adventure on Monday along with a few friends of ours. To be honest I’m terrified. I love fast food. I love soda. I love not cooking. I know this is for the best….but it wont be easy.
Would you ever do a Whole 30?
If you’re interested in learning more about the Whole 30, visit their website and see what it’s all about. I’ll be sharing a post tomorrow with more about the challenge and how we’re preparing.
UPDATE: Read up on how we did (short version – a medical ordeal/hell killed our commitment)