Happy last day of 2014 everyone!
It’s been a great year at ATG&D and I’ll be back in full force next week sharing recaps of the most popular posts of the year, but first – I have to put you all on notice:
Based on feedback during my previous Whole 30 challenges, I know some of you like to have a little heads up before I start a Whole30 so you can join in the fun (and/or avoid me if we meet in public), so here it is – I will be wine-free (and full of Whole30 goodness) for 30 days starting this Friday!
If you’re new to Whole30 and interested in joining me, I highly recommend you start by reading (Amazon affiliate link): It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, creators of the Whole30 program and founders of Whole9 Life.
If you’re looking for a cliff notes version to get your Whole30 jumpstarted, the Whole30 website has all of the information you need, starting with The Official Whole30 Program Rules. The gist of it is that for 30 days you will eat only real, whole foods that make your body healthier. This means meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. Not allowed? Added sugar of any kind (this includes real maple syrup and honey), alcohol (bye, bye wine), grains (including wheat, rice, oats, corn, quinoa), legumes (beans, soy, lentils, peanuts), and dairy. Good news! White potatoes used to be off limits, but the Whole30 plan has recently been revised to now include them, with the exception of french fries and potato chips.
I like to try and focus on what I can eat versus what I cannot, so here’s a look at all of the foods that are Whole30 approved (this printable is available at Whole30.com; link above):
You can also check out a detailed look at my Whole30 meals and recipes that I enjoyed during my first Whole30 challenge to help get you started with ideas and inspiration.
Want to join me? Copy the “I’m Doing the Whole30” button below and post it to your Facebook page and Instagram account for all to see – the accountability helps! Next, follow ATG&D on Facebook where I’ll be posting a Whole30-approved recipe each day, and ATG&D on Instagram where I’ll be sharing my meals, resources, and inspiration. Be sure to add the hashtag #ATGDWhole30 to your Instagram posts so I can find you and cheer you on!
It starts with food…and it starts THIS FRIDAY! Good luck everyone!