So I agreed to do Whole30. I understand that many people have done it before and loved the results. Plus, I asked ya’ll if you wanted me to try it, you said yes, so here I am. If I don’t seem like the most excited participant it’s because it’s day one and I already miss bread. Like A LOT! I made the kids waffles and eggs for dinner and it literally took all of me to not lick their plates. I decided to put together a Whole30Pros and Cons list, as well as some easy snacks and out-to-eat meals you can have! Make sure to join our Facebook group here.
Whole30 Pros and Cons
- I love how Whole30 focuses on eating whole foods instead of bars, shakes, or juices.
- I also love how it pushes each participant to try foods they may not have tried before, or at least new combinations of foods.
- NO CALORIE COUNTING! Eat the food friend, eat it all!
- It’s a 30 day break from alcohol. I definitely need this, as I would catch myself drinking a glass of wine at night just for fun. That’s unnecessary and a habit I need to get out of.
- It’s also a very good cleanse. This is a great reset for the whole body, especially the intestines.
- Its extremely restrictive. No legumes, no dairy, and no grains. I understand the need to eat smaller portions of those, but I do believe that legumes, dairy and grains are an important building block to a healthy diet. Especially if you’re active!
- SO many rules. The list of can and cannots on this diet are a bit ridiculous if you ask me. They also recommend that you make ALL your own food. Ummm not happening sister. I used store bought almond milk, plantain chips, and RX bars for on the go!
- The Whole30 nazis. You know the ones I’m talking about- they watch what everyone’s eating and tell them they’re not being compliant. Mind ya, ok?
Overall I do think it’s a great cleanse for the body and I’m excited to see the results! And to get past days 1-10. Haha! I can’t wait to feel that Tigers Blood stage. As promised, here are some meals you can eat out:
- Chipotle- Salad, carnitas, pico and green salsa and guac
- Chick-fil-a- Spicy Southwest Salad with no corn, beans or cheese. You can bring your own salad dressing.
- Mexican restaurant- get fajitas with no tortillas and a side of guac
- Steak house- Get you a steak girl! Ask that it be grilled alone with no butter. Get a side of broccoli steamed.
- Any breakfast place- go to town! Egg omelette made without butter with peppers, onions, and spinach and a side of chicken sausage if it’s organic. Again, not cooked in oil or anything.
And don’t miss Lindsey’s post from Life Lutzurious. She did a whole post on tips and a shopping list!
Heather also wrote an GREAT Trader Joe’s shopping list! Check it out here.