Starting today, my boyfriend and I will be starting the Whole30 Program. Let me preface this by saying that my ever so talented partner is currently completing a holistic nutrition consulting program (check him out here) and we eat fairly healthy to begin with. However, we recently got back from vacation to CO and this past weekend we were able to celebrate the first of his 13 cousins getting married, which was an absolute blast. So our cleaner diets have been a little bit more lenient. This switch up of our diet through the majority of July has caused my skin to do some funky things and overall my mood has been a little less than pleasant 🙂 It’s time for us to mix things up!
The Whole30 Program is a dairy-free, sugar-free, alcohol-free, legume-free, and grain-free diet that acts as a reset for our body systems. It focuses on eating whole foods that have very very limited amounts of processing. Giving our bodies a break from having to break down all the junk and allowing for the best absorption of quality nutrients.
I am interested to see how my body does with cutting out sweets completely (not looking forward to that withdrawal process) as well as dairy as I have had a longtime issue with it but ice cream… oops. This morning was already a little bit more difficult with a headache from the missing sugar and caffeine spike that I typically get from pre-workout. Based on this calendar from the Whole30 website, I have a fun month ahead.
Throughout this process, I will be using this blog as an accountability system and a tracking method to notice differences about my body. At the end of the 30 days, I will post before and after pictures as well as measurements. I am keeping my caloric intake at the same amount and therefore should not lose any weight, but want to experience a clearer headspace, relieving allergy symptoms and clearing up my skin a bit.
Have any of you done the Whole30 Program? What are some tips you have?
Here is to the next 30 days!