I am doing Whole 30

I mentioned on this post  how my sugar consumption had become a daily habit. It first started around Halloween last year and lasted until early January this year.  It was just so hard to stop. I have no problems with enjoying sugar on special occasion but eating it daily had wreck havoc on my moods, my sleep and my energy.

So for most of January, I ate food that were high in protein, high fat and lots of veggies. I could only count in one hand the times I’ve had candies & dessert in the last month, but this does not include the hidden sugars in our food. Once I started paying more attention to food labels, I find it shocking how sugar is everywhere.

After eating mostly Paleo in January, my sleep is much better now and my daily candy/dessert treat has stopped. But I am ready to commit to omitting sugar for a full 30 days. While I’m at it, I might as well omit dairy, grains, legumes and processed food. I am committing to doing Whole 30 in the next 30 days and ready to hit the reset button on my food habits. If you want to know more about what Whole30 is about, you can read more about it here.

Food to Omit during the Whole30:

– Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial

– Do not consume alcohol in any form.

– Do not eat grains.

– Do not eat legumes.

– Do not eat dairy.

– Do not consume carrageenan, MSG or sulfites.

My attitude is, it’s only 30 days, it’s not forever.

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I should note that this is not the first time I’ve attempted Whole30. I tried doing it in the summer of 2012, but couldn’t complete it after day 15, when I found out I was pregnant and the morning sickness from my pregnancy hit me hard. That time seems so long ago and since I didn’t journal, I have forgotten most of the experience, so I am feeling like a newbie this go around. I’ve dusted off and completed reading the book “It Starts With Food”, which I highly recommend reading first before starting on this journey.

I am planning on journaling my Whole30 journey on a notebook, just not sure how often I will blog about it.  But I promise to blog about the results once I complete it in 30 days.  I want to be motivated and be accountable in the next 30 days (and hopefully get some support), and that’s why I’m announcing that I’m starting Whole30 on the blog.

If any of you have done and completed Whole30, any tips and tricks to finishing it successfully?

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Comments

  1. yipee!! i’m so excited for you!

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