I am transitioning from a low carb diet into a primal diet. I am feeling like a challenge, so I am going to do a Whole30 challenge. I already had the book on which the challenge is based, It Starts With Food, by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig.
This is the Whole30 in a nutshell…
Yes: meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds.
No: sugars, alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, MSG, sulfites, and white potatoes.
Not too bad. I was pretty much doing that anyway. I am not going to lie, the first few days were rough, but then I felt so good I didn’t really mind it as much!
There is a great Whole30 Quick Start Guide , an explanation of the Whole30 Program, Meal Planning Template, Pantry Stocking List, and a Shopping List you can download. And I just found another overview of the program from Whole9, that I think I like even better than the other one.
The 6 quick start steps are:
- Clean out your pantry
- Plan a week’s worth of menus
- Go shopping
- Plan your go-to meals
- Set yourself up for success
- Ditch your scale
I am going to eat pretty much the same thing every day.
Bacon, sausage or ham
Meat or fish
Meat or fish
I think it is doable! Day one of thirty starts on Saturday…anyone else with me?