Is the Whole 30 right for me?
I feel like I am back and forth with my nutrition, I do great and then get bored and hit the snacks (massive amounts of PB, granola, etc) and add in the wine and birthday crème brulee and I need to get back on track! I’m not one to completely limit desserts and treats, heck I did that 20 years ago and the results were not great. I want to be healthy, eat to perform and fuel my body with good quality foods. I want to show O how to eat healthy and how to make good choices as she gets older but still enjoy the treats within reason.
Over the last few months I spend most of my days tired despite sleeping, exercising and being healthy. I mean so tired by late afternoon that I’m nearly falling asleep! I just had labs checked on Wednesday and so far everything is normal even my sodium for the first time in forever (barely normal but it’s there!), just waiting on my vitamin D level. Plus O has continued to have GI issues, complains of headache and tummy aches on a nearly daily basis despite us removing dairy. I wonder what more could be going on, luckily today we head for her 5 year check up. Then there is Matt who is reverting back to his childhood eating habits.
Sorry that got to be a long background to say I’m going to do (okay 95% sure) the Whole 30 starting Monday.
The Whole 30 is a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system. - See more at: http://whole30.com/stepone/#sthash.rGuFakso.dpuf
So most of it doesn’t scare me, but I love my quinoa and oats which aren’t on the list. No gluten, dairy, sugars, grains (yikes!) are allowed. Luckily on the vegetarian version pure protein powders are allowed. 30 Days isn’t that long, right? I can go without a few treats for a month, right? Have you done the Whole 30? What did you think? Share your favorite recipes.
I decided on the Whole 30 after looking at a bunch of options and knowing I need real food (okay we all do!), I need real calories, fat and protein. Plus I am marathon training and strength training and this seems to fit with a realistic plan during training. I’m hoping it may benefit my training, fix this nastiness in my lungs and increase my energy.
But first one final birthday celebration for O on Sunday with a vegan, gluten free carrot cake and some wine! What are you weekend plans?
Linking up with Jill for Fitness Friday