Saturday, December 29, 2018
I've been reading Melissa Hartwig's book "Food Freedom Forever" and have decided to take on a diet reset in January.
I'm not going to attempt a Whole30, since it's just too restrictive, and I just don't think it would work for me right now, maybe some day I'll try it. But I did decide to try the most simple reset she suggests. I'll eliminate gluten, dairy and alcohol for 30 days, and reduce/eliminate sugar, artificial sweeteners and processed foods.
Prep is the key here, I need to look through the pantry/freezer at what I have and determine what is off limits for January, and what I can have. Probably the dairy will be the hardest for me, as I enjoy cream in my coffee, cheese, and butter! But it's only 30 days or so (the reintroduction period is about another 30 days or so, probably less, since I will be reintroducing fewer things.)
Journaling is encouraged, so I plan to blog the process, just short notes on what's happening, if I notice any changes, etc. Learning how different foods/drinks affect me should be instructive, so I hope to get some good information from the process.