I’m going to give the Whole 30 program a go. I thought it was a perfect time. The first of the month starts on a Monday, it’s the last month of the year, and well I need something to jumpstart myself back on track. Hopefully, this will kick myself into gear so that I can start next year off right.
The Whole 30 if you haven’t heard about it is a program in which you eat only whole foods for 30 days. Hence the name Whole 30.
The rules of the program are really simple.
1) No dairy
2) No added sugar or artificial sweeteners
3) No alcohol
4) Do not eat grains
5) Do not eat legumes
6) Do not consume carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites
7) Do not try to recreate baked goods, junk foods, or treats with approved ingredients
8) No stepping on the scale or taking measurements the entire 30 days
You get to meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats. There is no counting of calories or measuring out portion sizes. You eat foods with pronounceable ingredients or no ingredients, because you are eating natural and unprocessed foods.
I’m a sugar nut so this is going to be difficult for me but I’m hoping this will help to curb that craving that I have it seems all of the time.
So be prepared the next 30 days will be full of Whole 30 and my journey. But, I want to keep a journal of how I’m feeling and how I’m doing with the program. So the month of December is all about Whole 30.
I’ve made my meal plan for the week and yes when you see it you’ll think you’re eating the same thing over and over again. And, yes it’s true but I’ve found its easier to grocery shop that way and nothing goes to waste, since I’m the only one at home right now. Plus when I take choices out of the equation I deal with what I’ve got.
Friday thru Sunday plus some notes about the plan for the week.
I may make some adjustments once I get to the store tonight and see what produce is available. If things are on sale I may switch things up a bit. I didn’t get the grocery store ads this week and so when I made this menu it was based on what I wanted at the time. However, if things are on sale I’ll be buying them over what’s on my list.
Wednesdays are the day when the new ads come out so I’ll be making weekly menus on Wednesdays based on what produce and meat is on sale.
Wish me luck. Whole 30 here I come.