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Whole 30: Week One.

Posted Mar 18 2013 10:53am


A few weeks ago I decided to try the Whole 30 & see if I could clean up my eating habits, particularly when it comes to sweets. One of my downfalls is my big sweet tooth & it was so out of control for the last month I had to take matters into my own hands. The basic rules of Whole 30 are simple yet hard: No sugar, no grains, no legumes, no dairy, no alcohol. I’ve been asked by those around me to give recaps of how I’m feeling, what I’m eating, & what my overall thoughts on this ‘experiment’ are on my end. Here are my thoughts after week 1:

  • I cheated & had drinks. Whole 30 calls for no alcohol at all but I broke down & had drinks. Other than that I’ve been on point. I can’t say I feel bad about having drinks, not sure why that is. I’m going to try to stop this but I have a feeling this may be the hardest part of the program, especially this month as its filled with social commitments
  • I feel sluggish. My energy level has been low, don’t have much energy to workout which is rare for me. I think this is due to my decrease of heavy carbs like rice & grains
  • I’m sleeping well. I’m having no problems sleeping through the night & am naturally waking up in the mornings, often before my alarm goes off
  • I’m having fun experimenting in the kitchen. As a vegetarian my diet is typically founded on beans & grains & without them in the equation I’ve been forced to try new things. Last week I tried cauliflower couscous & coconut pancakes (recipe coming this week). I’m having fun discovering new things to eat

I’m photographing my meals on Instagram everyday to keep me accountable, if you’re on Instagram follow us (username: peasinablog ) to see what I’m eating. This weekend I stocked up with all Whole 30 approved goods & am ready to tackle this week with clean eating. Wish me luck!

Have you heard about the Whole 30? What are your thoughts? 

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