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Whole30 One To Done

Whole30 One To Done Day 30

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

Whole30 One To Done keep improvingEating 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 Day 29

Whole30 Nearly Done Day 29

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

Whole30 Home Stretch Last Weekend Day 26-27

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.

Your thoughts?

Whole30 Last Week

Whole30 Last Week-Day 22-23

Whole30 Last Week

We made it to Whole30 Last Week! Only 7 more days! More of the same. Get up, walk, eat well, go to work, avoid the well-meaning coworker’s carb and sugar bombs, eat our pre-made lunch, go home, eat a Whole30 dinner, take care of the evening activities, hit the hay and do it all over again.

Whole30 Last Week Yucky Foods...Okay, maybe it just seems that boring to you, but I love all the recipe searching, shopping for new ingredients and trying them. My lovely wife, Teri, has eaten some things that she never would have eaten when we first met. I’m not sure she knew that there were vegetables that grow above the ground. She is mostly a meat and potatoes girl. I have definitely expanded her eating horizons. She’s not as picky as she thinks she is.

Interesting recipes ahead. Only time will tell if they are destined to be added to our permanent food list.

Whole30 Last Week What’s Next?

Starting next Wednesday, bread, soft, warm, fresh out of the oven bread, is back on the menu! We are so hoping that gluten is not one of the things causing inflammation. If it is, we are prepared with some low-gluten and gluten-free bread recipes. I may try them anyway, just to see how they taste.

After a week of bread, I plan to add dairy back into my diet. I do miss cream in my coffee. Next I suppose rice and other grains followed by legumes and lastly sugar. I plan to not use refined sugar, but instead go with honey where it makes sense and possibly Stevia or some other natural substitutes.

If anyone is interested in the recipes we used, let me know and I will gladly compile them into a PDF or least a series of food articles. Just let me know your thoughts, you’ve seen a few of mine. Have a great rest of your week.