For those of you who haven’t heard about it, though it would be hard not to, one of the newest diets to try is Paleo. Paleo, sometimes referred to as the ‘caveman diet’, is a diet the involves cutting out all grains, legumes, processed foods and sugars, dairy, and anything that is basically bad for you. The whole idea of the diet is to eat foods that are ‘whole foods’ that are good for you and basically were not available during the Paleolithic age.
Now, I have a hard time using the word ‘diet’ with this…well diet. I believe if done right this could turn into a lifestyle change with some adjustment for special treats…all in moderation, ya’ feel me?
But anyways, the big news is that I am going to be starting the Whole30 Program beginning tomorrow!
The Whole30 is a stricter version of paleo that challenges you to stick to a strict diet for 30 days. During the program you are not allowed to have any dairy, sugar (except fruits), legumes, grains, white potatoes or alcohol. Nothing. No cheat days. No “weekends don’t count”. Nothing.
I’m looking at this as a body reset. I’m hoping to g back to better eating habits than what I picked up in college. I won’t say weight loss isn’t an added bonus, but getting healthy and making my body stronger and healthier is a big reason.
I’m lucky that my mother will be doing this with me, so there will be a support group. So far I’ve read “It Starts With Food” by Melissa and Dalla Hartwig, and they offer a lot of good feedback and support. I know I’ll need that as a crutch for some of this experience. However, think of me blogging about it as a first hand experience for you all out there!
My program will begin June 3rd, 2014 and end July 2nd, 2014.
Get ready for pictures of meals and laments about how much I miss chocolate.