If you have been reading this blog for a while you will note that I love the Whole 30 program. Seriously, I am absolutely in love with it. (If you’re not familiar with the program, go check out the website: Whole30.)
I love the food I get to eat and the way I feel when I’m doing it. And I love how proud I am when I’ve finished it. In fact, I love it so much that I’ve been super excited to get started on a Whole 30 in early 2017.
I’ve noticed that there are currently tons and tons of challengers out there – all who started their programs on January 1st. And I applaud them.
Me, however, I have opted to wait a week. Because I’ve done the program so many times over the last year and a half, I know that if I had started on New Year’s Day I would have been setting myself up for failure. With so much “junk” in my system throughout the month of December (wine, chocolate, cookies, wine, wine, wine), I knew that I would need to ease my way out of Christmas goodness for a good week before jumping into my 30 days. Which, by the way, I am hoping to turn into a Whole 60. *fingers crossed*
I didn’t eat terribly the entire month, but I did have way more sugar than I normally would. I mean, everywhere I looked there was chocolate. And I had more wine date (with and without others!) then necessary. In fact, I have had more wine in the last month than I have had in the last 3 months. (And that’s still not saying a lot.)
This week I have been omitting most of the holiday garbage…limiting the chocolate, omitting the other sweets, cutting
out down the wine. And by the weekend, I will have all of it out of my system.
I am really stoked to get going on this though. And, to top it off, my boyfriend bought me the Whole 30 Cookbook for Christmas and intends on trying the program with me this time.
I really encourage anyone who is planning to do the Whole 30 to read the book. Spend the money and read it. It’s worth it. It may change your life! I have truly benefited from this program and I think everyone can go clean for 30 days – even just once.
The basis of the program is to eliminate food cravings, sugar dependency, and systemic inflammation. “Think of it as a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.”
This is not a cleanse – that’s what you have a liver for. This is a program to help you rid yourself of all the garbage that is unnecessary in our current diets and destroy the sugar dragon.
If you’re interested in the program, definitely check out the website or the book. And if you have any questions about my experiences with it, please send me a note.