Monday, April 6, 2015

What do I want from my Whole 30?

I'm starting my first Whole 30 tomorrow. I've had periods of more or less strict paleo or careful eating over the years, but this will be my most stringent yet. If you asked me, I'd have said I eat a pretty healthy diet...until I started cleaning out my kitchen in prep for my Whole 30. 

What do I hope to happen over the next month?

-Lose at least 10 pounds

- at least some level of relief from headaches, joint pain, abdominal pain, and candida

- reduced craving for sugar

-better mobility

What habits do I want to make sure to NOT return to after the 30 days?

-packaged gluten free products



In addition, to meet my goals I'll need to start measuring my portions and the cooking fats I use, because it's all too easy when eating mostly whole foods to feel like you can eat all you want.
That obviously no longer works for me, as I weighed in at 162 today...only three pounds less than my highest adult, non pregnant weight. Since I can't weigh myself until the Whole 30 is over, I'' entirely rely on how my pants fir: and yes, it's hard not to quantify myself like that for 30 days.