Saturday, May 9, 2015

Whole 30

I follow a lot of health and fitness pages on Instagram because it constantly keeps me motivated and with the right foods constantly visual every time I scroll through. I have seen a lot of things with #whole30 and started doing some research. Its pretty in line with what I have been wanting to push towards anyway with more fruits and veggies. It is not vegan because you eat meat and eggs, but it does omit dairy. I talked my husband into trying it with me and he is apprehensive since it also omits ALL GRAINS. I have never been one to really want to totally omit certain food groups, but it's only for a 30 day reboot/detox. Here is what the creators say about Whole30

"Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat – even the “healthy” stuff. So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you? 
Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health." 

So MAY 11- JUNE 8 Chris and I will be trying WHOLE 30 

I know that eating unprocessed real food is truly the way to eat. Right now it SEEMS a pretty easy transition because I really haven't been consuming dairy anyway except in the form of whey protein and I think hopefully we can live without grains because we really do eat a lot of rice, quinoa, pasta etc. 

I have decided to meal prep week one and here is what we will be eating 


Breakfast: Larabars, Suja juice, hardboiled eggs, spinach ham and egg baked cups 
Lunch: Steak and avocado salad, tuna salad with fruit, turkey and avocado roll ups with carrots, almond crusted chicken tenders with mustard 
Dinner: Coconut crusted shrimp with snap peas, chipotle pork stuffed potatoes, berry chicken salad, sausage with onions and peppers, chipotle pork lettuce tacos with avocado, baked salmon and broccoli 

Again this is all stuff we already eat on a regular basis so I am thinking this is pretty doable. The hard part is going to be when we are traveling, or family is in town, or we go to an event etc. I think if we really plan for stuff and let people know we need to have accessibility to fruit, veggies, and meat we should be good. 


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