Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Whole30


Today I started the Whole30 cleanse.

I first heard about this madness when I read this post, and if I'm being honest here, Kathleen's blog is pretty much the reason I started blogging in the first place. Basically, she's awesome. The point is, I've been feeling ridiculously unhealthy lately due to excessive fried rice consumption at work along with many, many other factors that have led me to be consistently bloated and always wavering between a gnawing hunger pain to overly stuffed to cramping and just overall digestive ickiness. I may or may not be singlehandedly keeping the Pepto-Bismol business afloat right now. Not to mention weight gain (dun dun dunnnn).


I knew I wanted to do a detox of some sort, I just didn't know which one. Then I read about the Whole30 and learned that it was 30 days of no sugar -- including dairy, bread, starchy vegetables, fake sugars (like splenda or agave nectar) and, yes, alcohol. Sounds impossible, right? 

I'm doin' it.

I'm on Day 1, so maybe that's why I still seem cheery about it. Then again, there is a plate of very crispy homemade french fries sitting in front of me right now.. (did I mention I'm the only one in my family putting themselves through this torture?) Talk about testing willpower.

(I added sliced avocado with lemon juice, cayenne pepper and salt on top!)

Anyway, along the way I expect to discover some excellent new recipes and retrain the way my brain and stomach processes food. I started experimenting a few days before officially starting and that's where I found this recipe for Baked Portobello and Tuna.


It was amazing, and I usually don't even like tuna. No lie. (I might have almost set the oven on fire, however, but that's beside the point.) 

I will be documenting my journey on this here blog for all of you to watch and laugh while chompin' down on some donuts. I foresee some emotional roller coasters in the near future..

Happy Tuesday!

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4 comments:

  1. My step sister just did this and she feels amazing! I am seriously considering doing this!

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  2. Good Luck! I'm sure you'll do great!! :

    Danielle @ Healing the Heaviness

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  3. What a great plan, best of luck to you. Those look delicious.

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  4. I love mushrooms cooked any way. This looks so good. New follower through Southern Blogger. Julie @ http://icreatepurtythangs.blogspot.com.

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