Good Morning, Sunshines! How was your weekend? I’m coming off a food coma. I knew that Monday was comin and along with it a new month and the start of a new Dietbet, so I may have over indulged. We didn’t get Payton any Candy for Easter, but we did end up having pancakes for breakfast and Ice Cream after dinner. That’s all in past now though – I’m starting my Whole30 Today!
I’ve been looking into this for awhile now. I was sent the book It Starts with Food to review. It was a lot of information and so I broke it up (in between classes and traveling it took me a long time to actually finish it). The book was full of amazing information and science supporting this way of eating. It talked a lot about the issues that Grains, Legumes, & Dairy can cause – specifically for people with autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s. Not only does it talk about how foods affect your body, but it also focused heavily on the psychological response we have to food. Healthy Foods should promote a Healthy Psychological Response. “Frakenfoods” or overly processed foods have been formulated to make us want to overeat it. I’ve seen this first hand in my response when it comes to certain foods like Ice Cream and White Potatoes.
So what exactly is the Whole30? Here is a basic rundown from their blog:
Eat real food – meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re totally natural and unprocessed.
There is a whole list of things NOT to eat that can be found here. I’m really looking forward to seeing some amazing results in my body composition, weight, and performance. My biggest hang up with this program is the not weighing yourself part. Since I’m doing this along side a dietbet I may check in on my weight a few times, but I will mostly be reporting on how I’m feeling and performing. I am going to make a few allowances for my Half-Marathon next week, I know my Clif Shot Blocks aren’t exactly Whole30 approved but it is all I am used to using for long running. Other than that I plan on staying on target. I want to see great results. I want to break out of this 189-194 weight range I’ve been in for the last few months. I want to get stronger. I’m ready to make it happen.
Have you done a Whole30? Any tips? Would you do it?
Are you joining our dietbet?! There’s still time!