Whole30 One To Done
The price of success was not that bad. We are Whole30 One To Done! Yes! Today was great. Woke up with a lot of energy and boy did I need it. It was busy day at work. We have been eating chicken stir fry and meat loaf, but today lunch was turkey and brisket. Work hosted a Thanksgiving day lunch. I managed to stay on plan, but the pumpkin and apple pies looked really good. So did the rolls, but I managed to say out of them.
What we learned during Whole30 One To Done
Eating healthy isn’t that hard, but it is a bit more expensive. Food is either healthy or unhealthy, there is no in between. Reading about the adding in process we understand that it is a life long process. It is also a choice. You can choose to eat foods you know don’t agree with your body, as long as you understand and accept the consequences.
It also helps to have an accountability partner. Someone to share with and hold each other to the agreement to eat the Whole30 plan for the whole 30 days. Being successful takes a little bit of planning, a modicum of support, a dash of confidence and not a small amount of perseverance.
Is it worth it?
Absolutely! We lost inches and weight. We gained energy and focus. To me that is a win-win. Now it’s time to begin re-introducing food groups to figure out which ones are the main offenders. For me it is whatever caused the inflammation in my joints. You can read about Teri’s thoughts here. No one knows what the future holds, but you can make choices about your future eating habits.
Chose health. Eat better. It is not that hard. We did it for 30 days and in the process we learned a lot about how food affects our bodies. To your health!
Whole30 Nearly Done The End is Coming Soon
We are approaching Whole30 Nearly Done! And bread is back on the menu 36 hours, 27 minutes and 43 seconds. Not that I’m counting mind you. Ok, you have me. Yes I am counting the moments until the next baking. I will be baking bread for my lovely wife Teri and if I’m lucky, she will share. We stopped by the library and picked up every Whole30 book. It Starts With Food, Whole30 Cookbook, Whole30 Plan and another one I do not remember. The first one, It Starts With Food, has some really interesting sections on what effect different food types can have on your body. Definitely worth a look if you suspect anything in your diet.
Your Food Is Suspect
I urge you to take a serious look at what you put in your mouth. Especially if you have any health issues. If you feel like you can not commit to the whole thing for 30 days, get help. Phone a friend. Join a support group. It’s only 30 days.
We also picked up some gluten-free alternatives to pumpkin muffins. I will definitely report back on those. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.
Work is hosting a Thanksgiving Day lunch tomorrow. There will be many food land mines to avoid. Pumpkin pie, bread, stuffing, sweet potato casserole and more. I’ll be having turkey and maybe some veggies if they are not drowned in cheese or cream sauce.
As with most journeys, this one had a beginning 29 days ago. I suspect that it will have an end, but perhaps not for a long time. Knowledge is a powerful thing. As we learn which things have influenced our health issues, we will know what foods to limit or cut completely.
Okay enough spewing of thoughts from my side. It’s your turn. What are your thoughts on Whole30? Can you do it? Am I crazy for even suggesting it? Here’s to your health.
Whole30 Home Stretch Last Weekend
Here we are in the Whole30 Home Stretch Last Weekend! Counting down to day 30. Woot! Day 26 and 27 have been good days. Teri and I ate out today (day 27) We stopped at Saltgrass Steak House. She had the sirloin and I had the steak kabob with grilled veggies. The waitress was really helpful and took the bread away and made helpful menu suggestions when we told her about being on the Whole30 diet.
I went to the dojo to teach and then for the adult class. A great workout was had by all. Then we took a trip to shop for kitchen gadgets, tools, etc. It was a most fruitful expedition. We found a really nice spatula, a microwave popcorn maker and nice ramekins to make custard and crème brûlée.
Whole30 Home Stretch Last Weekend Chow List
This week it’s more chicken and meatloaf. No bread crumbs for the meatloaf, so I tried a bit of almond flour. Stay tuned.
More stir fry using the coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and sneaking a little fresh ginger into the mix. Teri doesn’t like the ginger. It’s a bit spicy for her. I need to find a way to get the flavor and health benefits in without the bite that the fresh ginger has. Any thoughts?
We are lining up a Paleo bread recipe for Wednesday. This way we get bread, but don’t have to jump straight back into gluten. Somehow a pumpkin muffin recipe showed up in email box. Hmmmm. Guess I’ll need to back those as well.
We will probably drop off the grid for Thanksgiving, but we will continue to report back periodically (ok probably randomly 🙂
Only three more days! We are feeling great and think we want to keep our improved eating habits. We will still eat some of the Whole30 banned items, just a lot less of them.
Whole30 Countdown Continues
As we enter the last week, the Whole30 countdown continues. My thoughts are in this post, while you can find my lovely wife Teri’s thoughts over here. It’s Wednesday and I am ready to start adding bread back into our diet next week.
It’s been a long day so this will be brief. Had the usual eggs and sausage for breakfast followed by stir fry and applesauce for lunch. Dinner we picked up on the run at Texadelphia. Teri had the grilled chicken and I had a turkey and avocado salad with no dress. It was surprisingly good.
Traffic around Dallas reminds us almost daily of why we do not want to retire in the Metroplex. Even the toll express lanes were slow today. We finally made it back home and are headed for bed.
Another day awaits as the Whole30 Countdown Continues
I am looking forward each day as it dawns. Bringing us closer to a less restrictive diet. I really want to find out if it’s the sugar, dairy, gluten, grains, legumes or a combination that has been causing my joint inflammation. The complete process should take about a month as we slowly add things back into our diet.
As a good friend of mine used to say, “Film at 11.”
Until then, feel free to express your thoughts below.