This day could not have come at a better time. I just spent the last six days traveling and celebrating and eating nothing but CRAP. The road doesn't offer many options (never did see another grocery store) and while in OK I tried to eat well but, after all, it was a wedding! I also caught my granddaughter's cold which I'm (likely erroneously) blaming on the fact that my diet was so bad while I was there. You know...eating like crap likely lowered my immune system? Who knows if it's true or not - but it works for me.
So even though I'm stuffed up and have a sore throat, I am ready to rock this thing. Here's my plan...be sure to share yours as well. Remember that you don't have to be perfect. Even a small step in the right direction will be enough. Just commit to 30 days and let the magic unfold on its own. I promise it will.
- No sugar of any kind including artificial sweeteners or natural sweeteners
- No dairy (no more goat cheese on my salad and no more lattes...not even once a week)
- No legumes
- No grains
- No alcohol (duh)
- Nothing with more than 3 ingredients or ingredients I can't pronounce.
Instead I'll select whole, nutrient rich food that will nourish my body instead of my mind. Yep...you read that right. During my previous Whole 30 I realized that the hold sugar had on me (like the hold alcohol had on me) was more about what was going on in my head than what was going on in my stomach.
I know...I can be dense sometimes.
I'm keeping my coffee creamer (sorry Mary and Mrs D) and the jury is out on Pepsi Max...I'm going to give that a valiant effort but I'm not making any promises. I'm going to try. (Yes...I said try. Screw you Yoda.)
So how about you? If you're already in the game how are you doing? What are your challenges? More importantly, what are your victories? And if today is day one for you, what have you done to ensure your success?
Let's do this thing!