Friday, July 05, 2013
I planning on beginning Whole30 on Monday 7/8. I am in the busy-making-meal-plans-and-gro
cery-lists stage. Whole30 is basically paleo, but if you want to check it out, here is Dallas and Melissa Hartwig's website:
Whole 30 is based on "real food and healthy nutritional habits."
Why does Whole30 appeal to me? Well, first, the possibility of losing weight is always appealing. Second, I find tracking every calorie I eat utterly exhausting. I can't seem to only view "food as fuel." How can you do that if you flat out love to eat, as I do? I enjoy food; I enjoy chewing. I realize tracking is a part of the SP guide, and cutting out food groups is not exactly moderation that SP advises to do. Third, as I'm learning more about the food industry, the processing of it (including factory farming), creeps me out. So yes, I'm looking forward to going back to the basics of whole, real, no processed foods.
But....I'm also terrified of being hungry. Slaying that "Sugar Dragon" as the Hartwigs call it, won't be easy. But I'm going to commit to it, blog about it (hopefully that way I won't give up when it gets hard if I'm accountable).
My spouse might not really be amused with me the first couple weeks, either, as I anticipate some crankiness. But hey, I'm cranky when I run out of my 1500 calories at 3pm and I'm starving, too!
So, here we go...