So, here I am. I’ve already given up gluten and hopped on the Paleo bandwagon. I’ve decided (in a fit of pique or insanity; I’m not sure which) to start a Whole 30 on May 28th. Here’s what’s going to happen:
I am giving up: grains, white potatoes, dairy, ALL sugar (including honey, maple syrup coconut sugar, stevia, etc.), soy, ALL alcohol, and my fruit addiction. I am also committing to giving up Paleo “hacks” for desserts, bread, etc., which are generally made with almond or coconut flour. I will be eating: lean meats, vegetables, sweet potatoes in severe moderation, and certain fruits. And almond butter, which I think will be my sole “sweet” fix. And, thanks be to Wookie Jesus, I can still have coffee! I would not be embarking on this challenge without coffee, believe you me. I would like to still be married to my fantastic husband at the end of the 30 days, y’know?
These are things that I hope will happen during my Whole 30: less digestive “distress”, reduced joint pain, more energy, higher iron levels and lower blood sugar levels, and, strangely least importantly, losing weight. I’d also like to be able to work out for more than 10 minutes at a time.
I’m also hoping this blog will keep me motivated, and possibly motivate other folks to try it as well. And now, I’m going to bed, so that I may get up early and gorge on all the stuff I’m not allowed to have after tomorrow. Sweet (or, meaty?) dreams!