To kick off the New Year with a good start, I’m challenging myself to Whole 30.
What is Whole 30? Its a thirty day elimination diet to improve health and performance. I love challenges, and the last time I tried one, I failed. That was only 9 days. So I want to succeed really badly. A lot of people are doing the same on twitter, so I’m looking forward to using twitter and blogs as a resource to accomplish this goal.
So what is the diet? It is
- no sugar, or sweeteners
- no grain
- no dairy
- no legumes
- no carrageenan, MSG or sulfites
- no white potatoes
- no alcohol
What does that leave? Meat, oils, vegetables, fruit, and seeds. This should be fun!
A typical day of my diet looks like:
Morning: Coffee with 2 T ghee (I usually mix in grass fed butter, but I’m switching it up to eliminate lactose, and dairy proteins)
Early Afternoon: Avacado
Evening (post workout): 1 pound grass fed ground beef, 10-15 oz spinach and/or broccoli
Its a pretty boring meal plan, but it tastes good and its easy to cook.
I’ve been eating pretty crappy the past few weeks because of the holidays, so getting back into a good diet with low carb/high fat will be a rough first few days. I’ll keep a daily log here on the Flannel Farms blog and on twitter. Stay tuned for updates and thanks for reading.
If you’re just starting Whole30, post a comment or tweet at me @flannelfarms or @alexlipinsky