Whole 30

Whole 30

We are so excited to be going on this journey with you all! We decided to do 30 days of Whole 30! We have heard some amazing stories about how it is a great way to help with inflammation and many medical problems that are bodies are facing.  The information below is obtained from the Whole 30 hardcover book as well as the amazing website. If you have any medical problems of course please contact your primary care provider before initiating this.

“The idea is to eliminate unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days.”

There has been many testimonials from people that have participated in the Whole30 experience and have seen improvements in their conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, allergies, skin conditions, hormone related diseases such as endometriosis, PCOS, digestive issues such as heartburn and diverticulitis. Other issues it has helped with are chronic fatigue issues such as fibromyalgia and arthritis. We can go on with so many more health issues it has helped with but you get the picture 🙂

The Rules

  • Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial.
  • Do not consume alcohol in any form.
  • Do not eat grains
  • Do not eat legumes
  • Do not eat dairy
  • Do not consume carrageenan, MSG, or added sulfites.
  • Do not recreate baked goods, “treats,” or junk foods with approved ingredients.
  • Do not step on the scale or take measurements.

What can you eat?

  • Meat
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits fresh and dry fruits
  • Natural fats, clarified butter/ghee, vinegar and fruit juices.

This definitely sounds difficult when you think deeply about it, but I have heard the first few days are hardest, then you adjust and after that people love it!

We are here to take this journey together and share recipes and stories along the way!

No cheating, no slips and no okay just this one day….if you do just start over Day 1 🙂

Of course include as much exercise as you can to add to the healthy lifestyle.

Shopping List

Lets get started by getting you the grocery list of items and shopping list:

https://whole30.com/downloads/book-shopping-list.pdf

Meal Plan

Meal planning is important in Whole30 to keep you on track.

  • Eat three meals a day, starting with a good breakfast.
  • Base each meal around 1 to 2 palm-sized protein sources. Fill the rest of your plate with vegetables. Occasionally add a serving of fruit.
  • Add fat in the following recommended amounts per meal:
  • All oils and cooking fats (olive oil, animal fats, etc.): 1 to 2 thumb-sized portions
  • All butters (ghee, coconut butter, nut butters, etc.): 1 to 2 thumb-sized portions
  • Coconut (shredded or flaked): 1 to 2 open (heaping) handfuls
  • Olives: 1 to 2 open (heaping) handfuls
  • Nuts and seeds: Up to one closed handful
  • Avocado: ½ to 1 avocado
  • Coconut milk: Between ¼ and ½ of one (14-ounce) can
  • TRY NOT TO SNACK
  • Stop eating a few hours before bed.

Dining Out

It might seem hard to eat out, but I you order according to the ingredients you can have and skip the bread basket you should be fine!

Here is a thorough tips guide to what you do when eating out/taking out

This is just the beginning…WE will be sharing so much more with you as we go along. Stay tuned for recipes, whole30 approved products and so much more!

Join us on our facebook community page called Beauty,Health,Good Eats ( @Butternutcheat). We will be sharing many tips and trick and recipes on our facebook page.

I am going to put in the link for the journal that we shared with you on our live for Whole 30. This is a great way to keep track of your days, along with motivation, tips etc.

This info was obtained from the Whole30 website www.whole30.com and the wonderful hardcover book. Urban, Melissa Hartwig. The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom (p. 3). HMH Books. Kindle Edition.

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