I will just say it, I don’t have the best eating habits. I am a salty snack girl and if I am going to be completely honest, ice cream is in fact my favorite meal. The slight flaw in having my favorite meal is that my digestive system and I don’t see eye to eye. I am lactose intolerant along with 75% of the human race (FYI, I totally am making this figure up, but a lot of people are lactose intolerant so just go with it). For the past two week, I have been on the Whole30 meal plan. So what is the whole30? Well in a nut shell, Whole30 is a month long plan that stresses cleaning eating for 30 consecutive days. Created by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, the goal of this plan is to help people learn about their relationships with potentially problematic foods, then develop a plan for which foods to avoid long-term and which to reintroduce. Whole30 cuts out a lot of fun things like Added sugar (real or artificial), Alcohol, Grains, Legumes, Dairy. So that means saying adios to having a glass or three of wine after work.
So why did I want to put myself through such a restrictive diet? Well for starters, when you count ice cream as a food group, you may have a problem. Second, this has been a long time coming. I have wanted to adopt a healthier lifestyle for some time but have always found a reason to put it off. You know, things like I have a wedding coming up or next week is July 4th, blah, blah, blah! Also, I was two seconds from needing a crowbar to get into my favorite jeans on! So as you can see, the stars were aligned for this!
So far this has been a great experience, I am never hungry and I feel great! The down side is that it requires a lot of food prep before hand. That said, this meal plan has caused me to try a number of new vegetables and cook my food in different ways! I can’t wait to show you pics when this is over July 28th! Wish me luck with the #Whole30 !!!
Here are some of the meals I have prepared so far! Feel free to email and ask any questions!