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.

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.

Bacon, sausage or ham

Meat or fish
Big salad

Meat or fish

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