Whole30 Challenge

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.

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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:

  1. Clean out your pantry
  2. Plan a week’s worth of menus
  3. Go shopping
  4. Plan your go-to meals
  5. Set yourself up for success
  6. Ditch your scale

I am going to eat pretty much the same thing every day.

Breakfast
Eggs
Bacon, sausage or ham
Fruit

Lunch
Meat or fish
Big salad

Supper
Meat or fish
Vegetables

I think it is doable! Day one of thirty starts on Saturday…anyone else with me?

Kary

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One thought on “Whole30 Challenge

  1. I did the 30-day challenge as well (without the book… just with a friend/trainer), and have been eating paleo-style since July. It’s made a huge difference in how I feel (less bloaded, clearer thinking, etc.), and there are tons and tons of great recipes out there! I’ve been blogging about several of them (my husband is the “cook” in the family!). Happy eating! 🙂 http://therefurbishedlife.com/category/be-healthy/

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