Good morning everyone,
I hope you all head a great weekend. Mine was very colorful but I am going to spare this story for another day of the week. But I give you a teeny little glimpse of what you can expect 😀
So for today I am breaking my usual routine of telling you what happened in my life last week. Instead I am speaking a little about my newest project starting TODAY. The Whole 30!
How I got introduced to the concept
After reading so much about the Whole30 on different blogs highlighting both positive and negative aspects of the concept I was intrigued and bought me the respective book a couple of weeks ago. What they stated in the book made perfect sense for me. More convincing was that this was exactly what my doctor had suggested to me when I was so sick back in 2011.
If you’re interested in the concept you can read about it here.
What made me hesitant
I’ve read both really positive outlooks on the Whole30 and some that highlighted negative points. Though I’ve always been someone to judge based on my own experiences and so I was inclined to give it a try.
On the contrary I’ve been through a rough process of figuring out what fits my personal approach on health and nutrition and going back on a somehow meal plan doesn’t feel right. My New Body Makeover Challenge isn’t over for so long and I’ve appreciated to eat intuitively since that.
Why I decided to do it
I am not believing in miracles and I certainly know that 30 days of eating differently won’t alter all my habits neither will I feel like a whole new person. But I am definitely one to accept good challenge and as I said initially: I am intrigued to just give it a try.
I still strongly believe in all the things I have said after my My New Body Makeover Challenge and in all the lessons I’ve learned but I also know that cutting out processed food, sugar and alcohol has done me a good favor in the past.
In the last time I’ve had a little too much. A little too much sugar, a little too much alcohol, a little too much processed crap and take-aways. And I really feel ready for a change.
Though I refuse to eat after a given meal plan I realized that the program doesn’t expect me to eat a certain thing in a certain time but offers a list of foods that I should eat and a list of food I shouldn’t eat with the prospect to eat after your own liking. There are some additional guidelines which I decided to interpret loosely. For example the program states to eat three meals and no snacks. That doesn’t fit my lifestyle. I’ve been struggling with the snacking part in the past and I just got to accept that I need an afternoon snack. Period! And I am not going back in that fight!
What I hope to get back
As I already said I don’t believe in miracles. Tough there are some points I would love to see after that 30 days:
- Being a teenager I never had problems with my skin. I swear that I never used any make-up as I just didn’t need it. After I started a new medication 3 years ago I get it all back. Blotchy, dry and bad skin with no choice of treatment. The only thing that helps is super clean eating for weeks. And then a sugary dessert or a drink and we start all over again. So I hope my skin will improve a little.
- Less fat days! And less bloating. Those ugly fat days have become more frequent lately and I would love to just reduce them again.
- Great food. I’ve always loved to eat clean. I love fruits and vegetables, lean meat, nuts and eggs. So this shouldn’t be a problem at all.
- A getting back on the clean-eating-mindset. I really want to cut down the processed stuff. I’ve become very lazy in the last weeks and I am looking forward to being forced back into meal prepping and cooking.
- More energy. My energy levels have been low in the last weeks and I really want to get my stride back.
Okay, that’s it! I am ready to take over the world. Or better my little office world. Have a lovely start to the week!
No questions just your general thoughts on this?