kirkor Posted January 1, 2017 Share Posted January 1, 2017 As this year drew to a close, I was reflecting on 2016 and realized that while I've been merrily riding my own bike, I was getting kinda itchy to try something new. I've done 5 or 6 Whole30s, and lately I've been doing them with some sort of theme (see links in my signature below). The common thread has been simplicity, reduction, minimalism, bare-bones, etc. Partly I do this just for the heck of it and to see if I can, but also to serve as an example to other people of just what is possible within the Whole30 framework when you get down to the bare essentials. It truly is not coming from a place of "look what I can do" but to show "look what YOU can do!" Whole30 can be intimidating with all the label-reading and meal prep and different ingredients and I am really interested in demystifying all that. (and having fun along the way!) DISCLAIMER: I'm not dealing with any autoimmune issues or other health concerns I am trying to diagnose or alleviate. I'm in my 30s, not overweight, and am active and healthy. I work 50+ hours per week. I don't have kids and am single. This is all just a self-experiment trying to find value in these fun little tweaks --- so what I do is not to be taken as an example for others. With that being said, my goal for this round of Whole30 is to eat the same meal over and over and over! Monomeal, baby! This is NOT the crazy vegan mono eating thing, like 30 bananas a day or whatever. (seriously, google it a bit and you'll see all kinds of nutty stuff ... a la Fruitarians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXIdcA6mlV4) This will be a Whole30-template meal of protein, fat, and vegetables. Just super repetitive. My meal of choice = ground beef, zucchini, coconut oil, and salt. It's compatible with AIP and low FODMAPs too. I plan on posting my observations throughout, regarding hunger, satiety, and other things. You know how for the Whole30 in general the whole "hunger test" thing is if you could go for "something bland" like steamed fish & broccoli? Hehehe so the only reason I didn't do that specific combo is because ground beef is cheaper than fish and broccoli in enough quantity wouldn't jive with low FODMAPs. But I am genuinely curious how it's going to feel after a week or so. Will I be desperate for steamed fish? Give my kingdom for an egg? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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