I have heard about Whole30® for more than a year, and only recently did I pay attention to anything about it. As I explained in this post, I am past the “wish I would have thought of that” stage, and onto the “how can I fit this into my weight control coaching” path. That feels much better than regret.
There is a small group over at HTA that talked about doing this program, and June 3, 2013 was to be the first day. So I said, what the heck, I will join in. I even got a off-line friend to join me.
Support is pretty important ya know. Yeah, you know that. I digress.
Just to be clear, this is my second attempt. I call my first attempt a success, however, I did break it with a deviation (beer at Epcot, and if you would have had the week I did, you would have broke it on beer too, HA!) but I still feel it was a success. I did it for myself, just to see if I could do it, and I could, this time I have another purpose in mind (will share in another post).
I have always done really well with journaling my experiments, just got out of the habit. So, with that being said, I am going to chronicle my journey, sort of as if I was doing a round of P2.
The rules of the Whole30® program are pretty specific (although, in my research I have found many inconsistencies, it kinda depends on who you ask!) and you can find the rules here.
- No dairy (with the exception of ghee)
- No legumes (aka ANY beans, but green beans and pea pods are ok)
- No soy or derivatives (lecithin)
- No added sugar of any sort (yes, that includes artificial)
- None of the three main chemicals: MSG, carrageenan or sulfites
- No grains (which includes corn and rice)
- No white potatoes (sweet are allowed)
- No alcohol (including cooking with it)
- No weighing or measuring
- No calorie counting
- No paleofying foods (in other words, no fair taking legal Whole30® foods and making desserts and such
Ok, got the rules down pat. Although, there are a couple that I wont be following, will explain in another post.
My goal is to try to plan in the morning what I am going to have for the day. I am also recording this journey via Facebook if you want to join me there. You don’t have to have an account there to see the photos and such. But if you want to comment, you have to be registered.
So then, here we go! See you tomorrow!