stealthstitcher Posted January 3, 2015 Share Posted January 3, 2015 After thinking and researching for quite some time, I decided to do Whole30. My reasons might be a little different from the average. As far as I know, I don't have any food sensitivities or intolerances. (Although I may be surprised - sometimes you don't know you're in discomfort until it stops.) I've got three major reasons. 1. Sugar. (This one's probably a more common reason.) Ever had MnMs for breakfast? Because I have. Not with breakfast. Or after breakfast. FOR breakfast. I seem to have a limitless capacity for sugar. I have NEVER found anything to be too sweet or had "too much" sugar. I've always been aware that I eat more sugar than I probably should, but I wasn't really aware of exactly HOW MUCH sugar I ate in a day until I decided to track it for a while. Oh my gosh. SO MUCH SUGAR. 2. My mom has long wanted to do an elimination diet of some kind for herself and my kid brother, to see if it would help with any of his digestive or ASD/sensory related problems, but she's really nervous about it. What do you eat? What don't you eat? How do you do it? How do you know which foods are problems? I figured if I do it first, I can answer some of the questions and help walk her through it. 3. Adventure. January and February are the hardest months of the year for me to get through. It's dark, it's cold, and I don't want to go anywhere or do anything. I come straight home from work, turn on the tv and sit there until it's about an hour later than I should go to bed. Last winter, my car broke down and I couldn't afford to repair it. I had to walk to work! The horror! To my astonishment, being forced to trek five miles a day through the snow completely snapped me out of my lethargy. It felt like an adventure. So this winter, I wanted to try a different adventure. Something that would be challenging, even unpleasant at times, that would require effort and willpower but would be completely worth it. Enter Whole30! I'm officially starting Monday but today I cleared out my cabinets and fridge. The fridge was nearly empty anyway, and most of my spices and herbs turned out to have expired years ago. Tomorrow I'm going on a wild shopping extravaganza for protein, vegetables, and seasonings, etc. My whole entire pantry, after clearing out non-Whole30 and expired goods: On a side note - why does lemon tea contain soy lecithin? Fortunately, my mint tea does not and I can always add a lemon wedge to plain black tea. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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