I've been eating in a paleo style for a while now, excluding wheat, oats etc, but haven't exactly been dialed in with limiting sugar, especially in the form of chocolate, ice-cream and other non-paleo foods. It's easy enough eating paleo during the day; which was often resulting in IF (intermittent fasting) being the easiest option, with increasing amounts of coffee... However, after dinner the sugar demon would creep up and the odd square of chocolate would all too often end up in the whole packet disappearing! After reading about the Whole 30 it seemed like quite an "extreme" eating plan so I never took the plunge, but after purchasing the "It Starts With Food" book I found a lot of the content made sense with how I was eating!
So, with my wife also wanting to lose weight and keen to change her eating habitats we've taken the plunge and started our first Whole 30! The scales have been dusted off for an initial weigh-in, the pantry and cupboards have been emptied of grain based food to avoid temptation.
First day comprised a veg frittata for breakfast, seafood salad for lunch and salmon with stir fry veg for dinner. Cravings weren't too bad, even in the supermarket surrounded with biscuits etc!
So happy to have committed to the Whole 30 and hopefully it will be a new start in terms of what we eat. Reading a few blogs and comments in general the Whole 30 seems to really change people's eating style and result in long term benefits!
Shewanella and electrons
4 hours ago