June 1, 2016 starts the beginning of Whole30 round 2 for me. This time around I will be documenting it on ETG!
Hello June 1st and hello Whole30! Some ladies at CrossFit City Limits decided they wanted to do a food challenge in June. Originally they said no to the Whole30, but in the end they decided to just embrace it. After a lot of thought and leaning against it, I decided I would partake in it with them. I mostly have my friend Carmen to thank for that.
This will be my second go around at the Whole30. The first one I did in February 2014. I was dating my boyfriend back then, but we were living in different states and I was living by myself. This time around I am living with him so it will be a little more challenging. He is in no way doing the Whole30, but will be mostly just by association.
While my diet is pretty healthy most of the time, it has gotten a little out of control recently. My sweet tooth has gotten pretty strong. I probably make a dessert 4-5 times a week. While it is usually healthy (cottage cheese, yogurt and PB, blended fruit and protein powder..), it have become way to much of a habit. It is like as soon as I am done dinner, I am asking for dessert already. The weekends have also consisted of alcohol, pizza, chips, and eating out. That for sure needs to be scaled back like whoa. And the snacking. I have become quite the snacker, even when I am not really all the hungry.
Some things I am nervous about/am going to miss:
- eating a lot more animal protein. As of right now, my diet doesn’t include that much animal protein. Maybe 2-3 meals a week. I will be eating it daily now, so we will how my body reacts. I am sure it will be fine since I used to be Paleo.
- Prepping. I used be somewhat good at making extras for lunch the next day or meal prepping some on Sunday. I have gotten out of that habit since I am home sometimes during the day to make lunch. I will definitely need to start being more prepared because I am usually hangry when I get home from work midday.
- No more smoothies. I have gotten in the habit of making smoothies every morning for breakfast. They are a no go (or really frowned upon) on Whole30. I love them so much, but looks like it will be leftovers or eggs for breakfast now.
- No more beans, lentils, or quinoa. Since I have been eating more plant based, I lean on beans, lentils, and quinoa for some added protein. These are out. I am excited to see how my body feels without them though and what happens when I reintroduce. Fingers crossed because I love me some hummus.
While my goal is not to lose weight, it would be a nice added bonus. I really want to tame my sugar dragon, reteach my body hunger cues, and chill on the snacking. BUT for record, I just weighed myself and I am 126.8.
I am also going to try to drink a gallon of water a day. Yes, I am going to be one of those people that carry around a gallon jug. I have done it before and it is not that bad. I have just been really slacking lately with drinking water so will be a helpful reminder. I don’t necessarily have to drink it all everyday, but at least most of it.
Alright, lets get cooking!