Today look what I found.
Which leads me into this whole Whole 30 thing. A few months back, a friend of mine posted on FB that she was doing this new diet (I call it a lifestyle). Well, I looked up the website and gave a brief perusal. Basically a Paleo diet devoid of sugar. I put it on the back burner.
And then this website began popping up on everyone's wall, it seemed like. And this time, I took a real hard look. I wasn't about to let anybody get a competitive edge over me. In my 44th year, I am no spring chicken; I don't bounce back like I used to. I need any "legal" assistance I could get to keep my fitness and health at its highest. So I bought the book.
|I have wore out a high lighter on this book!|
Being celiac, I had already dumped the gluten. Just recently I had stopped eating legumes after experiencing some milder gluten-like symptoms when eating them. That is 2 of the 5 "food groups" that the plan has you cut out. Seed oils is another group that will be easy to let go; olive oil is my "go to oil" anyway. So I am over half way there. Easy peasy, right?
Sugars and sweeteners (which includes chocolate) are my Kryptonite. I enjoy my creamer less coffee with a good dollop of honey. And my bite of dark chocolate every now and then. This could get very interesting. Which will win out: black coffee or no coffee?
I do love dairy, but lately have drastically cut down on the amount, no more protein powder, ice cream, or cheese (meh). I suspect that the milk protein, casein, is causing some less than desirable GI symptoms as well. I will miss my Greek yogurt, though.
I am planning on going Whole 30 Monday, November 26. My Mom is on board, but wanted to wait until after Thanksgiving since she is hosting. I have pleaded to some of my fellow Athenians to hop on the train, but so far no takers. Come on, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger! And I promise this way of eating will not kill you, at least in the biological sense. It would be cool to share recipes. I've made a killer frittata and salmon burger! And I am looking forward to creating a salad dressing that doesn't have a gazillion ingredients.
The hardest part is going to be drinking unsweet coffee ...