Tomorrow I start the Whole30 program. It's based on the book It Starts With Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig. I downloaded the Nook book for my ipad and have been a reading fool. Very interesting information, and it makes total sense! In a nutshell you basically do a 30 day re-set. Eliminate ALL Sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes and dairy for 30 days. You eat real food; meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, healthy oils nuts and seeds. Foods that are nutrient-dense.
I'm excited to start tomorrow and have already learned a few things.
- I can NOT have nuts on this plan. Yes, technically you are ALLOWED nuts on the plan, but I can't have them. I have issues with portion control when it comes to nuts, so it's best to just not have them around.
- PLAN PLAN PLAN. I am such a planner, but have been slacking in the food planning department lately. Maybe slacking isn't a good word. L.A.Z.Y. is a better word. I spent a great deal of time yesterday planning out our dinners for this week, and then shopping for the ingredients.
- Going along with food planning, is food prep. I will spend some time today cooking, dicing, and just generally being PRODUCTIVE with my time.
- Being a creature of habit when it comes to MY meals, I will likely have the SAME thing for breakfast and lunch this week. Breakfast will be this amazing sweet potato hash I made this morning, with 2 hard-boiled eggs...maybe 3, I have to check my palm size, and some avocado slices. Lunch will be a mixed green salad with protein and avocado for my healthy fat.
Without further ado, here is our dinner plan for the week: And yes I said OUR. My children will be eating this too.
Monday- Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad
Wednesday-Sun dried tomato basil meatballs
Thursday- Garlic Shrimp
Friday-Mustard Crusted Salmon
I've created a Pinterest board here and will continue to add meals throughout the 30 days.
I'm ready for this challenge, and looking forward to the support from my group at CrossFit En Fuego.
Have you ever done the Whole30 challenge?? What was your experience? Do you meal plan??