Whole30: Prepping

Prepping for WHOLE30Starting on Memorial day, my family and I are going to be doing the Whole30. This weekend I have been finding recipes, shopping, and prepping our house. Our fridge is now filled with fruits and veggies:

whole30 prep

whole30 prep

 

And we have a freezer full of meat:

whole30 prep

I also made ghee (using this recipe):

homemade ghee

 

I have been considering a Whole30 for weeks, but only just got up the courage to commit. I put it out there on Facebook to see if anyone wanted to join me and to help hold myself accountable. My main hesitation, is, and always has been, that I love food. Sometimes a little too much, as I have written about before. I am hoping that a Whole30 can help me with my food cravings but I don’t plan on suffering through the next month, I still want to enjoy what I am eating. My favorite rule of Whole30 is: “Do not try to re-create baked goods,  junk foods, or treats with ‘approved’ ingredients.” This isn’t a month of limping along, surviving on “healthy” imitations of my favorite food, it’s separating ties with those foods for a month and focusing on healthy, clean food that is good for my body. At least, that is my hope.

I want sugar to loosen its hold on my body and mind. I want to be stronger than my cravings. I want to have more energy, feel happier, and all the other benefits I have been reading about from those who have successfully finished a Whole30. Bring it on September! I am ready!

 

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4 thoughts on “Whole30: Prepping

  1. Where did you find recipes? My family and I are looking into Whole30 and I am doing the research for recipes, snacks etc so we can hopefully make this transition easily. I am a new follower – hoping to learn from your journey.

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    1. Thanks for following! I am shocked and flattered that people actually read my little blog!

      I found a lot of recipes by searching for Whole30 on Pinterest. I started a board here. Just be sure to check for yourself that recipes are actually Whole30 compliant, sometimes people just tag stuff as Whole30 when it’s not. I also really like the blog Nom Nom Paleo. I also have taken a lot of our favorite dinners and tweaked them as necessary to make them compliant.

      Hope that helps! Good luck!

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        1. Planning definitely helps! So does telling everyone your are going to do it! I feel like I can’t back out now because I have some family doing it with me, and I have told everyone! Blogging helps too! Overall, I am doing pretty good so far. Yesterday (Day 5) was hard because I felt really angry at everyone/everything–from what I have read that is a pretty normal stage to go through. Surprisingly, it is a little freeing to give up some of my favorite foods. Instead of sitting and deciding how to satisfy my sweet tooth or trying to resist, I just know I am not going to give in. It’s only for a month. So I move on. I anticipate those cravings might be stronger and harder to resist in the future, but for now they are under control!

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