So the reason I am writing this is because I am starting the Whole 30 program TODAY. You can get more information here http://whole30.com/ This is a pretty strict diet for 30 days. Here is the list of no no's for the month:
- No added sugar of any kind, real or artificial
- No alcohol in any form
- No grains
- No Legumes
- No Dairy
- No carrageenan, MSG or sulfites
- and No re-created baked goods, junk food, or treats with "approved" ingredients.
This won't be easy, but I fill like I owe this to myself. The reason I am doing the Whole 30 is because I honestly feel like I have a food allergy, but the problem is I don't know what it is. At the end of the day I am so bloated that I am completely uncomfortable, I have constant headaches, My head feel foggy at times, sleeping at night is inconsistent, and I feel tired all the time. From what I have read I truly believe this is the best way to see if I am allergic to gluten, dairy, or certain forms of sugar. I honestly don't know which it is. At the end of the Whole 30 you slowly add these things back into your diet and you see how your body reacts. To be honest, that is what I'm looking forward to the most, I want to know what it is that makes me feel so bad.
There are other reasons I would like to complete this. I would like to lose some weight and be in better shape. I am still going to Crossfit, but not as often as I would like. With that said, I totally forgot to weigh myself this morning or take any measurements. I will try to do that tomorrow. There are also other reasons why I would like to complete this program, but they are a little too personal. There are somethings I am not ready to explain to all my friends and family yet. It isn't anything horrible or life threatening, but it something I have been dealing with for a while now and I am hoping that this program will help me achieve the goals and dreams that I have.
I am going to do my BEST to keep you guys updated on how things are going. I know this isn't going to be easy, but I think I can I do this. It is only 30 days, right?!?!? My family won't be doing this with me so I will have to find recipes that I can incorporate their food with mine. There will be nights that I make something and the whole family will eat it and there will be nights when I just add rice or spaghetti to their plates. I realize this isn't for everybody so that is why I am not forcing this on anyone. If I make something amazing, I will definitely let you know. For the most part I am going to keep things pretty simple.
My hope is that with blogging again this will help me stay on track these next 30 days. Ohhh and if you are on my instagram feed and all you see are food pics, I apologize for that in advance. It helps me stay excited about the food choices I am making. I think I am going to need all the help and motivation I can get. Wish Me luck!!!