Time to get really healthy as we move towards the end of the year, and shedding a few pounds while at it wouldn’t disappoint!
I started the Whole30 Program last Friday, which in a nutshell means following a gluten-free, sugar-free, alcohol-free diet. The good news is that you eat beef, fish, chicken, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. So after the first two days I can say I am already starting to feel the “fog” disappear, the bloat begin to subside, and lost 5.4 pounds – yes that is correct! Actually you are told “you are not allowed to weigh yourself for 30 days,” but I needed to weigh this morning to ensure the needle was going down and not up in pounds. No more peeking till Day 30 for me. You don’t count calories, carbs, or points; you don’t have to measure your food and you just choose really wise choices.
This program was created by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig in 2009, who also founded their business Whole9 the same year. According to their website they have nearly 1 million visitors a month to the two websites – so a few people must really think their program is a winner – so far, me too!
They wrote a book about it and you can buy online or download a copy, but they also offer so much FREE info on the program you don’t really have to buy the book (but I did anyway). Here is a link to their Whole30 Downloads page that offers program rules, a shopping list, meal planning template, and more.
And according to their website, my only job during the next 30 days is to choose good food choices – I can do this!!
Have you done the Whole30? Let me know of your successes and/or share ideas and recipes that are Whole30 compliant.