Monday ended up being a productive day. Not only did I have a good first day on Whole 30 (with minimal cravings), but I did 3.4 miles on the treadmill. The mile being 11:12 mins. I also went to a candlelight flow yoga class. Essentially it was a bunch of laying down/sitting stretches in the dark with candles. However, it was EXACTLY what I needed. I came home feeling like I had had a massage. So relaxed. I highly recommend looking up one on youtube and doing it.
Food for the day was my awesome meal preps from yesterday. It’s a little over the calorie range, but you aren’t supposed to count calories anyways on whole 30. so whatever I guess. haha
So, let’s discuss what exactly Whole 30 is.
Whole 30 is an elimination diet that removes foods such as sugar, grains, dairy and legumes. In the process of elimination, you rest your gut for 30 days and reduce inflammation. When I did this before, I discovered I had a gluten intolerance as well as some dairy. The program creates consistency in your energy over time, breaks sugar habits, reduces aches and pains from inflammation, helps allergies and skin conditions, and even helps you lose some weight. Over the 30 days it changes how you think about foods and how those foods affect your body. It even changes your tastes! Before I started whole 30 I did not like green peppers. Now, I love them! When you remove sugar from your diet, you start tasting the sweetness in all things. By day 3, I was able to tolerate black coffee. Usually my coffee is very sweet. The hard part is removing sugar for sure.
For 30 days you can’t have any sugar, real or artificial. You can’t have alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites. Basically you’re eating a protein, lots of approved vegetables, healthy fats and some fruit. It’s fairly easy once you get past the first week.
Once Chris and I finish our 30 days, I’ll be providing a comprehensive guide on how to do Whole 30, the must haves, and a daily log on how we felt. Whole 30 provides a rough calendar for how each day will go. I wonder if we will be the same?
Post some comments. I wanna know…
Do you practice yoga? What types of classes do you like?
Ever done Whole 30?