So, I am committed to doing a Whole30 in January. I think I first heard of it when Tsh mentioned it on SimpleMom, and I thought, “Huh. Crazy!”
I have felt for two years now that what would be good for me is some sort of sugar fast. I don’t want to never eat sugar again, and I think all cheater-sweeteners (Splenda, Stevia, whatever) are a bad idea. But I do think that going off of it for a time is a good way to reset my taste and my cravings.
So, when my good friend told me she was actually enjoying the book behind Whole30, It Starts with Food, I looked into the protocol more seriously. I realized it would be really hard, but it was doable and reasonable and not weird or crazy.
Through the rest of the month I will be sharing my plans for doing a Whole30 in January. I’ll be doing a Whole30 for myself and my husband while feeding the kids their normal foods. I’ll be doing a Whole30 without buying crazy ingredients or specialty foods. We will see if I can manage a Simplified Whole30.
In January, then, I’ll be posting pictures of what I eat. This will serve a three-fold purpose: 1) Give me easy blog content, 2) Help give ideas to others doing Whole30 (I’ve already been clicking through others who did the same thing!), 3) Keep me motivated and accountable to stick to the plan.
I have 3 goals for my Whole30:
- End sugar cravings & blood sugar swings.
- Reset my taste for sweets after Christmas, so that I’m happy with small portions.
- Lose 15 pounds. I have 17 to lose to be at my goal weight. Fifteen is a lot in a month, but I’d be happy if it’s more than 10.