Friday, March 1, 2019

March 1st and Whole30 - Day 1

Happy Friday and happy March 1st!

This has been such a busy morning, I almost forgot that it was my day to blog.

These two cuties had vet appointments this morning for their 6 month check ups, and
both came out with good reports!

In other news, we are trying to get ourselves together enough to do Whole30 this month.

So far, all I've gotten is a headache! Trying to figure out what to eat, what to buy from the
store, and then get Hubby to understand what he should and shouldn't be eating is quite a

On Whole30 here are things to avoid for 30 days...

  • added sugar, real or artificial - No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, date syrup, stevia, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, etc. Read labels, because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize.
  • alcohol, in any form, not even for cooking - (And ideally, no tobacco products of any sort.)
  • grains - This includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, sprouted grains, and all gluten-free pseudo-cereals like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat. This also includes all the ways we add wheat, corn, and rice into our foods in the form of bran, germ, starch, and so on. Again, read your labels.
  • legumes - This includes beans of all kinds (black, red, pinto, navy, white, kidney, lima, etc.), peas, chickpeas, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter, either. This also includes all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and all the ways we sneak soy into foods (like lecithin).
  • dairy - This includes cow, goat, or sheep’s milk products like milk, cream, cheese, kefir, yogurt, sour cream, ice cream, or frozen yogurt.
  • carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites - If these ingredients appear in any form on the label of your processed food or beverage, it’s out for the Whole30.
  • baked goods, junk foods, or treats with “approved” ingredients. Recreating or buying sweets, treats, and foods-with-no-brakes (even if the ingredients are technically compliant) is totally missing the point of the Whole30, and will compromise your life-changing results. These are the same foods that got you into health-trouble in the first place—and a pancake is still a pancake, even if it’s made with coconut flour.
The benefits of doing this are pretty impressive though. Aches and pains are supposed to
disappear, and mental clarity is supposed to return. Those are two pretty important things
that I would certainly enjoy! How many times a day do you walk in a room and then have
to stand there until you remember why you did? Please say I'm not the only one who does 

We will see how this goes. I want to comply with the rules, but I don't want to make
myself crazy doing it. Wish us luck! I will keep you posted.

If you missed Wednesday's video, you can catch up here now.

Have a great weekend, and I will see you Monday!

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