Today officially marks day 17 of my first Whole30. Have you been following along on Instagram with the #bgbdoeswhole30? I must say that this has been an experience. Definitely not what I was expecting. But in the past 17 days, I have learned a LOT about food.
Let’s get to it.
Whole30 biggest takeaways (so far):
- There is sugar in errrthang. Literally. I have read more food labels in the past three weeks than I can count and cannot believe the foods that have sugar in them. Pasta sauce? Yep. Chicken sausage? You bet. Taco seasoning? Why not. I mean it is everywhere. And that is obviously not counting the sugar in soda, candy, chips, alllll the processed foods. It’s actually incredible. No wonder so many people are addicted to sugar!
- Meal planning and prepping is king. Each weekend, I would plan out my meals for the entire week, grocery shop, and meal prep what I could. It was a huge lifesaver. I knew what I would be bringing for lunch to work each day; I had smart snacks on hand. And making dinner was a breeze. Plus, it forced me to experiment more in the kitchen!
- I’m kinda over eggs. I have had eggs in some form every single day. And I am resolving to eat other things for breakfast. Why do we have to eat breakfast food for breakfast?? Why can’t I eat leftover turkey meatballs or salmon? Well I’ll over that social norm and will be breaking the “rules” from here on out.
- Eating real food – like REAL food – makes you feel amazing. No bloating, no stomach aches. Just giving my body the fuel it needs to recoup after workouts and get me through the day.
My favorite Whole30 meals:
Whole30 meals I’m making in the next two weeks:
Are you doing a Whole30 this month? How is it going? Is there anything you are struggling with?
Let me know in the comments below!