Take the Whole30 Challenge

I've jumped in with both feet into the Whole30 Challenge! Ready to join me? Here's what you need to know:

Whole30 is not a fad diet, or a crazy 30 day weight loss gimmick. It's a commitment to eating the best foods for your body and your health for 30 days. No cheats, no slips. What kinds of foods will you be eating?

  • Meats
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Lots of vegetables
  • A little fruit
  • Good fats from nuts, seeds, oils
Sounds simple enough right? Feel like something is missing? Well, here is what you won't be eating during your 30 day commitment:

  • Sugar (any kind including, honey, maple syrup, stevia, and xylitol)
  • Grains (like wheat, corn, rye, and the ever praised seed quinoa)
  • Dairy (cow, goat or sheep milk products)
  • Legumes (beans, soy, and peanuts)
  • No paleo-ified desserts (you've seen them, coconut flour pancakes, almond flour muffins)
The plan also excludes alcohol, white potatoes, carrageenan, MSG and sulfites. If you are focusing on whole foods with minimal ingredients these extra sneaky items shouldn't be a problem.

You know what the plan is, now what? Start as soon as possible, today, right now! Plan a week's worth of meals. Pinterest is an excellent resource, but remember to keep your do's and don'ts handy! I've found a bunch of pinned items labeled Whole30 that aren't even close to Paleo! Figure out what your "roadblocks" might be in the next 30 days. Do you have a special occasion coming up that might try to derail your progress? Do you have a daily snack time that feeds a ferocious sugar craving? Catch these before they catch you, be prepared. And don't forget to check out the Whole9 website for specialized help, including a daily newsletter to help keep you on track.

I'm in my first day, and as I follow this journey I will be sure to keep you updated. Check back here for links to posts, daily menus, and even how to jump my "roadblocks" as I complete the next 30 days whole and healthy!

Click here to read about making my decision to start my first Whole30.

Check out my Progress Reports here:
          Days 1-3
               Days 4-8
                     Days 9-14
                          Days 15-30
                                                    DAY 31 Results!