Hello there! Long time no blog (if I had a dollar for everytime I have said that…). I hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and New Years! I don’t know about you, but I was totally ready to see 2014 go away. It was a rough year for me personally and I am feeling better now that I have in a long time. I’m starting 2015 by challenging myself to complete the Whole30. I am doing the Whole30 in order to hopefully see some change in the way I see food and break bad habits that I felt trapped in. I little bit of weight loss would be nice too. (if you are familiar with the whole30, skip the next paragraph).
The Whole30 is a 30 day nutrition plan that cuts dairy, wheat, and sugar from your diet. The goal is to eat a diet consisting of meat, seafood, an abundance of vegetables and fruits and healthy fats. That means no dairy, gluten, sugar or processed foods. You should be able to read absolutely every ingredient that you are putting into your body.
For me, the omission of processed foods isn’t the scary part, I don’t eat a ton of them. The cutting out of dairy and grains is the scary part! Coffee without milk or sugar? Omlets without cheese? No toast or peanut butter at all? Even though there were definitely moments when I wanted to back out of my plan, I knew that doing this was something that I really should do. So, I talked to my friend Danielle and she is doing the Whole30 with me in Canada. It is great to have a friend to get meal ideas from and talk you off the ledge when you have a spoon in one hand a jar of peanut butter in the other. I also made a hashtag (#aliciadoeswhole30) and plan on blogging the experience. I have found that instagram and pinterest are wonderful assets to have while planning the whole30 and during these first few days.
Ready to see my eats? Here are my meals from my first day (1/1/15) of the Whole30.
A few thoughts on the first day: I may kick myself later, but this doesn’t seem that bad! I am enjoying the foods that I am eating and feel full. I also had an unpictured banana and some almonds when I visiting my friend Sherry and her beautiful baby boy. Here we are on the morning on day 2 and I feel great. Energetic and clear headed.