Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Originally, I was going to wait until January to start the Whole30, but I have slowly been adding about a pound a week and I can't wait until the first of the year. So here is my plan for the holidays:
I printed the Whole30 shopping list and took it to the store with me. Once inside the store, I realized that I had never just shopped from the perimeter. I have read articles about this being the way to shop because the fresh produce, eggs, frozen foods and fresh meat is usually on the edges, but I always headed for the processed, unhealthy sections first. Not any more! I have ten pounds to lose to reach my health and weight goals and I have vowed to do it by the end of this year. I always plan my meals in advance, so this was nothing new, but this time, 12-grain bread, dairy, and anything processed was out. There are a few things I will really miss, but it is worth it to give them up for thirty days and see if some of my health issues can be remedied. I have a feeling that I am going to continue eating this way for a long time. I would love to get rid of my sugar craving, once and for all. I have high hopes for this plan and I am going to follow it to the letter. Holidays don't have to be celebrated with unhealthy eating.
Vince and I both can benefit from Whole30 and he has agreed to do it with me. So, I am optimistic. If I can make interesting meals and set a good example, he will stay on it. So, that is a little challenge to myself. I want him healthy and I know we can do this. Happy Holidays!