Well I am officially half way through WHOLE 30!
Now I have documented almost everyday on Instagram, so if you want to see how I am turning favorites into whole30 compliant meals, or just see how easy it is, if you let it. Check it out!
I have had dramatic changes in how I not only see and taste food, but how I plan on feeding us from now on. I pretty much buy compliant meat, fresh and frozen veggies, eggs, and spices and call it good. My husband who can eat anything all week-long with no variety is very different from me. I have learned to bulk prepare food, and then use additives to change it up enough to fit my cravings. I NEED variety in my life!
Potato-less whole30 compliant Shepherd’s pie? Oh yes. He had like 3 servings of that sucker! The food tastes amazing, and I definitely recommend the Well Fed, and Well Fed2 cookbooks. They are my beacon of light when I am getting ready to quit because I want ______.
Shopping is honestly easy, swap out your pasta, bread, and other grain carbs for veggies and mostly I am getting the same flavors I am craving so I do not feel deprived.
I have never felt so good. Well besides that one time I my own version of Atkins in college.
Speaking of feeling good, the more I learn during fertility treatments the more I hate that doctors never explained to me PCOS the way the fertility docs do.
I’ve had it since 16 and 11 years later finally learning, oh so eating low carb no sugar diets make me feel good, and I actually run better that way? It makes sense why my adjusted atkins helped me drop 35 pounds so easily. I ate veggies, meat, fruit, and kept my carb intake on a lower side.
PCOS is a jerk. Insulin resistance, a body that tries to keep your weight, and gain more, facial hair that rivals my husbands some days ( thank god I am mostly blonde, I am a lazy waxer) , acne that just won’t die, the lack of working reproductive system really takes the cake for me. I have dealt with these symptoms for 11 years, and I loathed them but I dealt with them. I always feared the time it would be yay or nay on if I could conceive, and its here and literally the hardest thing I have ever emotionally been through.
I started whole30 because I just had two failed rounds in a row of fertility treatments.
I was willing to try anything, and well since I had nothing to lose but my cravings and bad diet, I had to try it.
I had a friend (my aunt!) who had already started, and was already feeling better after a few days. We text almost daily and it has helped tremendously with the process and swapping meal ideas that were Cheap, taste good, and compliant!
I mean if you look at it. Why would eating natural whole foods for 30 days be a challenge?
Haha well day two — I wanted to eat a truck load of doughnuts. Something I do not even eat, and can’t remember my last doughnut. The cravings were the worst part for me, and weekends. I like to lay and snack all day long on weekends never really eating “three meals a day”.
I luckily never got the detox headaches, on the contrary I got rid of my headaches I have pretty much had constantly since January.
I am still waiting on Tiger Blood status, but even if it doesn’t come the amount I have learned is worth it all.
Interested in seeing the rules and how to “whole30” check them out here.