I’m doing Whole30

I’ve committed to starting Whole30 for the month of January.  I have a feeling it’s going to be hard.  If you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea what I’m talking about then I suggest you check it out on their site.  It’s the idea that our bodies are not made to consume the over-processed foods that we are used to putting in our mouths.  Our bodies need to hit the reset button and that’s exactly what Whole30 does.  It’s thirty days of eating clean, whole foods so allow our bodies time to heal from the damage we do with Oreos, fast food and potato chips.

I purchased the book It Starts With Food and read it one day.  Melissa and Dallas Hartwig go into the science behind the over-processed foods and why our bodies are not made for them, and why we crave them.  As I was reading it was like “oh yea, I know that!” but even knowing it doesn’t mean that I don’t consume those overly sugary foods.  So it was a wake up call of sorts because here’s all this information and explanation of how I’m hurting my body.  It’s like you’re opening yourself up to be hurt and yet you do nothing to prevent it.

I decided to start on January 2nd, not January 1st for a few reasons.

1) there are 31 days in January so by starting on the 2nd I will complete it on the last day of the month
2) I’m off work on the 1st so I can spend that day prepping foods, cooking ahead my lunches and breakfasts, and setting up a plan to succeed

whole30 meal plan, whole 30 meal plan


I went a head and outlined what my meals were going to be, each and every meal.  I sometimes do really good with planning dinners, but then get lost on lunch and breakfast.  So I either go out and grab something or I skip the meal entirely.


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Here are links to the recipes I found.  If there isn’t a link it’s because it’s my own recipe.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Grilled Pork Chops (half way down the page)
Fried Chicken (three-fourths the way down the page)
Beef and Broccoli with Cauliflower Rice

Check out my first week’s meal plan.

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4 Thoughts on “I’m doing Whole30

  1. I hope you enjoy the cauliflower rice! It’s my favorite easy side dish.

    I’m starting my third Whole 30 today too. Word of advice, take some jerky and lara bars with you when you go out of town. Eating out on Whole30 can be a pain in the behind and having something on hand you can eat will save you.

    • That’s a great idea. Thanks for the tip! I’m going to have to pick some up before leaving town for sure. I was kind of nervous about what to do and what all would be okay to eat. I’m pretty excited about getting through it and feeling better.

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