As I mentioned on Monday, next week’s menu is going to be a bit different than you are used to. I have decided to embark on my first Whole30 adventure. I’m announcing this here for accountability above all. This is a pretty big deal and I want to share it with you all. Now let’s start with the basics.
What the heck is Whole30?
Whole30 is a 30-day nutrition challenge. It is often viewed as a nutritional reset, where we send our bodies back to the basics. You focus on eating real food (proteins, vegetables, & good fats) which are our basic needs, while removing Dairy, Sugar, Grain, Legumes, and any processed foods.
Why would you want to do this?
I have long wanted to cut a lot of these foods from my diet. I want to be eating foods in their optimum state and enable my body to function in the best way possible. I want to make more lifestyle changes. The Whole30 challenge is intense, there’s no denying that. I know I’m going to go through withdraw, but I’m prepared and I have total faith I can do this. I’m ready to take control of my body and it’s cravings and stop letting it control me. Who’s with me?!
The Whole30 challenge had popped up on my FB a few times over the past couple years and each time I was intrigued, but found a million reasons to say no. Things like “There’s a holiday coming up” “I have an event planned” “I’m too busy” ” It’s impossible”. But this time, I saw it pop up on my news feed from a few different people and I decided this is it. No more excuses, it’s time to make some changes. (It does help that I don’t have any major plans over the next month or so)
What does this have to do with the blog?
Well, I think you all know that I share my weekly menu plans on here, so that will continue – but the content will be a bit different. I hope to be able to link to a lot of fantastic sites I’ve found with recipes for Whole30. Additionally I will probably do weekly recaps, because let’s be honest this is going to be a large portion of my life for the next month. If you aren’t interested in reading about it, that’s fine, I won’t be offended, but I’m really looking forward to sharing this journey with you.
MY WHOLE30 POSTS
Wish me (and my mom!) luck as we start this new adventure next Monday! Have any of you ever done the Whole30? Do you have any tips?