Whole30?? Hmmm…

I’m still sticking to my plan to do Core…BUT…onmywaytohealth is doing Whole30.  Now…what in the heck is Whole30 and how does one lose a jean size in two weeks?? 🙂

Whole30 is a Paleo way of eating for 30 days.  Eat like a caveman…if a caveman didn’t have it then you can’t either! No Frankenfoods…no convenience…no sugar free jello or Coke Zero.  What you can have is whole foods that are healthy and great for you.  It seems it starts up the fat burning furnace in that old body and you will lose inches as well as pounds.  I am always a fan of inches lost over seeing the scale go down.  There is such a thing as skinny fat.  I have seen it and it ain’t pretty!  🙂

Here is the idea of the eating plan…thanks to nom nom paleo:

  • [No] added sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc. Read your labels, because companies sneak sugar into products in all kinds of ways.
  • Do not eat processed foods. This includes protein shakes, pre-packaged snacks/meals, protein bars, milk substitutes, etc.
  • Do not drink alcohol, in any form.
  • Do not eat grains. This includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, millet, oats, corn, rice, sprouted grains and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa. (Yes, we said corn!) This also includes all the ways we add wheat, corn and rice into our foods in the form of bran, germ, starch and so on. Again, read your labels.
  • Do not eat legumes. This includes beans (black, kidney, lima, etc.), peas, lentils, and peanuts or peanut butter. This also includes all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and all the ways we sneak soy into foods (like lecithin).
  • Do not eat dairy. This includes all cow, goat or sheep’s milk, cream, butter, cheese, yogurt, whey, ice cream, etc.
  • Do not eat white potatoes. It’s arbitrary, but they are carbohydrate-dense and nutrient poor, and also a nightshade.
  • Most importantly… do not try to shove your old, unhealthy diet into a shiny new Whole30 mold. This means no “Paleo-fying” less-than-healthy recipes – no “Paleo” pancakes, “Paleo” pizza, “Paleo” fudge or “Paleo” ice cream. Don’t mimic poor food choices during your Whole30 program!

There is more to the plan and to be honest I am intrigued!  I have a collection of cookbooks and diet books that are sitting on my shelf.  I actually have the Paleo Diet sitting there so I think I will read it.  Until I decide what I want to stick to as far as eating it will be Core.  I know…I’m flitting around like a moth trying to find a light but this is normal for me.  I am officially tired of looking at myself and remembering what I used to be…time to get back there.  Children are grown, divorce has been finalized, ex-husband is seriously estranged…let’s see if I can accomplish this journey to make me happy.  It would be a good change for me!

***Added thought…I had NO IDEA that white potatoes was a NIGHTSHADE…ie…poison! That is really am eye-opener!***

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