Day 1 –

What is Whole30?

I guess I should probably explain what Whole30 is so you can understand what I’m doing!  Whole30 is a challenge.  For 30 days you are challenged to eliminate added sugar and artificial sweeteners, all alcohol, all grains, legumes, including peanuts and soy, and just about all dairy from your diet.  The premise behind Dallas and Melissa Hartwig’s Whole30 is that it takes 30 days to push the reset button on your health and change the relationship you have with food.  Some of the benefits are reduced inflammation in your body, increased energy level, clear skin and better sleep. There is no calorie counting or measuring and you don’t weigh yourself over the 30 day span.  SIGN ME UP!

What can you eat?  Vegetables – even white potatoes!  Meat – pastured is preferred.  Eggs, Seafood and Fruit.  Healthy fats – including clarified butter or Ghee – which is the only dairy allowed.

No slip ups, no cheating.  If you cheat, you have to start over again.  Preparation is key.  I learned that the hard way from my Whole9 and Whole5!

The book “The Whole30” by  Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig is a must to purchase and read.  It is very thorough and easy to understand.  My explanation is very elementary but you get the gist.

So today on my first day of my third attempt of Whole30 – this is what I ate:

Breakfast – Spinach/egg scramble topped with pico de gallo and raw cashews with a side of avocado.

Lunch – Albacore tuna, red grapes, green snap peas over a bed of baby spinach and kale mixed with homemade mayonaise (recipe in W30 book) topped with sunflower seeds.

Dinner – slow cooker pork roast topped with salsa verde, cauliflower fried rice with veggies.

I’m going to call today a win!  Bring on day 2.

Love,  Gwen