I didn't realize there was a challenge thread, hope it's not to late to join in now. I started on Friday and was able to make it through it the holiday weekend unscathed. This mornings meeting where there were bowls of cheetos was harder, but I resisted and next time I'll come prepared.
A few more days and we'll be starting our July Challenge. Remember we will be faced with a holiday weekend, so we must be strong. Let's get ready, plan ahead and be cautious with temptations.
*Aside from the honor system in staying with the program, maybe we can post our waist measurements on a weekly basis, and our intake in a simple format*
Example: B - Eggs, bacon, avocado, green tea L- Chicken breast, greens, lemon D - Flank steak, salsa, bell peppers, collard greens S - Cinnamon tea
The Whole 30 Program, As Outlined
Eat real food – meat, fish, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re natural and unprocessed.
More importantly, here’s what NOT to eat during the duration of your Whole30 program. Omitting all of these foods and beverages will help you regain your healthy metabolism, reduce systemic inflammation, and help you discover how these foods are truly impacting your health, fitness and quality of life.
•Do not consume 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! One last and final rule. You are not allowed to step on the scale for the duration of your Whole30 program. This is about so much more than just weight loss, and to focus only on your body composition means you’ll miss out on the most dramatic (and lifelong) benefits this plan has to offer. Give yourself a well-deserved, long overdue break from fixating on that number on the scale! Absolutely NO weighing yourself or taking comparative measurements during your Whole30.
Geh - count me in... I spose... I fell off the wagon pretty bad here during a major social nexus of events! I need to whip it up and get it together! Can someone also virtually slap me around in July please?! lol
Thanks for posting the new whole 30 Krystal! I had no idea!
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