30 days. No sugar. No Bread. No Lattes.
Challenge Accepted. (said in my best Barney Stinson voice)
When I posted on IG and FB that we were doing the Whole, we got lots of questions. So here is the nitty gritty
What is it?
It’s basically like hitting the reset button for your body. Removing things from your diet that are often the cause of many troubles (digestion, allergies, bloating, lethargy, trouble losing weight etc)
You can go to the website to read ALL about it, and even purchase the book to dig deeper.
We will be cutting out sugar (even natural forms like honey/agave), no grains, no legumes, no alcohol, no dairy.
There are other things to, but that is the basic gist. You DO consume meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, fruit, oils, nuts etc. It’s very similar to a paleo diet, with a few differences.
Why are we doing it?
We have chosen to do this with my sister and her husband. CR and I are both doing it, which is quite different since he usually does not partake in my different cleanses and dietary changes. But we really felt like this could benefit both of us. We both consume way too much coffee, have low energy, want to sleep better and would just generally like to be healthier. Plus we both knew it would be nearly impossible for me to complete on my own if I was having to make separate meals. Lastly, accountability, I’ve found it to be crucial to completing really difficult goals.
One of my favorite things about the author is that she is all about tough love. People read the rules and think, “that’s too hard”
But as she quickly reminds you, it’s not.
“Beating cancer is hard, giving birth is hard, losing someone you love is hard. Drinking your coffee black is not hard.”
AMEN. I’m going to need to tape that to fridge for when I feel weak!
Another way we are keeping ourselves accountable is to update you guys weekly.
We started today, August 1st.
Earlier this week Ash and I went shopping for Whole 30 compliant groceries and we also filmed a quick haul
Next weekend we will be updating you guys on how it’s going, but for Day 1, I’m a little hangry and have a headache already. I told CR that this just confirms to me how sugar addicted I am, cause most people feel fine the first day. Yep, I’m pathetic! But the food is good and I’m not feeling super hungry or anything.
Let me know if you’ve ever done the Whole 30 and how it went for you? Or if you know any amazing recipes that are compliant
And maybe throw up a quick prayer for my husband. Angie with no sugar/carbs = hard to live with