My family decided we were all going to do the Whole 30 diet as our New Year’s Resolution. Ever since the previous holidays, we haven’t been keeping each other accountable for what we ate. We pretty much ate what we wanted, when we wanted it because, hey who cares? Not only did I feel bad about how I was treating my body, I felt it in the way I would go to work and my energy level was terribly low. My cravings were nonstop, even into the night. I wanted a change and I knew I had better start soon.
The Whole 30 diet occurs within a month-long period. During the month you are allowed to eat all fruits, veggies, and meats (as long as it doesn’t contain sugar). You are not, however, allowed to eat any bread, dairy, legumes, or sugar within the time frame.
This diet is not a long-term thing. In fact, I’ve read several studies on how whole 30 is not the healthiest diet because your body will start to need the nutrients such as wheat and calcium. But, the diet is supposed to help you open your eyes to see how much sugar you’re intaking on a daily basis. By the end of the 30 days, we will implement a few things back into our diet and see how our bodies react. If we have any problems with it, we know that our bodies do not need it.
Whole 30 is sort of like a restart.
|Haha! *Which one of these things does not belong?* We went shopping the day before we began and you can see we had a last hoorah.|
I think the hardest thing about the diet is actually finding things that you CAN eat! The first week we actually cheated by accident because we didn’t realize the sausage we were eating had a small dose of sugar in it.
Without any further ado, here are some meals that were my favorites!
|| Breakfasts ||
The first week I didn’t do as much cardio or strength training as I normally do, just because I knew I needed t give my body a break with all the changes that were about to take place.
Breakfast the first morning was egg frittatas. And boy, they were GOOD. They also smelled delicious too. Mom and I love green peppers, onions, and sauteed kale, so we made a separate batch for us. We just made my sister’s and dad’s with salsa and spinach.
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