Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year, New You- Whole 30


I definitely thought I was over eating crap, but boy was I wrong. The holidays did a number on me, so because of that I am hitting Whole 30 again which will more than likely turn into a Whole 60. I am going to kick all of those delicious foods I ate these past two weeks in the face.

The past couple of days have been spent re-reading It Starts With Food and prepping at the store and at home. I am so excited to get my body back to where I was and even better. While reading I remembered why I love this plan so much and how glorious I felt after my first round.

This lifestyle is about rebooting your body and canceling out all of the crap that society says is "good".  Our brains have created connections with all of these processed foods that trigger when we feel certain emotions. Stress is the worst and typically always triggers a negative food reaction. Our brains remember how last time the bag of cookies "helped" our stressed level. Not good! Whole 30 helps erase that connection and turn it into whole, healthy foods. You are what you eat.

I am really looking forward to the happiness I felt last time I did this. Joy was spilling out of me because I was confident and happy. In my opinion, a healthy lifestyle really is all about what you eat. Working out is a must for me and Mike, but if we would skip a day here or there I still felt strong and healthy.

If anyone wants to do this plan with me I would be more than happy to be part of your support system! Two of my friends are doing it as well, which helps so much! I recommend buying the book for reference, but if not I can help guide you:) This is a huge passion of ours and we love being there for people who need it. Everyone starts somewhere and we would love to help out in your journey and you ours:) Just let me know!

Our kitchen has been rid of anything that contains sugar, wheat, legumes, dairy, alcohol, and anything processed. We have restocked on veggies, meats, healthy fats and loads of sweet potatoes. I eat those with EVERYTHING. I also made sure we had more coconut oil because that is a must for me. Make sure you read all of the labels and ingredients when grocery shopping. It takes a little more time and it can be frustrating when you find that most everything has added sugar in it. Stick with it and you will start to build up your go-to's.

A lot of my inspiration comes from Instagram and these are some of the people I follow that help motivate me:
@whole30 
@whole30recipes
@melissa.of.whole30 (one of the authors of It Starts With Food)
@danikabrysha
@nomnompaleo
@macromeg
@thislittledrum (shameless plug)

I can't wait to start this journey January 1, 2015! Bring on the new year!!

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