Starting our Whole 30 challenge

Today, my fiance and I started a new journey together. Getting fit and healthy, eating better food and taking better care of ourselves.

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About a week ago I went to see my nutritionist and she thought I should try the Whole 30 diet. She thought I was already doing well on a lot of things and thought there could be an underlying cause to my weight issues. We ruled out my thyroid as I have had it tested many times and it always come back normal. She thought it could be gut health because I also struggle with eczema. So I decided I would give it a shot, but of course I didn’t want to do it alone. Who wants to watch the person they live with eat pizza and drink beer while they can’t eat grains, dairy, legumes, sugar or alcohol. That didn’t sound fun to me at all. So, I thought I would try and convince Jason to do it with me. It was easier than I thought, his response was “what can we eat?”

I had wondered the same thing. Thought I would have to eat bland, boring rabbit food. I’m too much of a foodie for that and I knew I wouldn’t last 30 days if that were the case. I did a lot of searching on Pinterest and found several helpful blogs and a ton of delicious recipes.

Breakfast – 3 egg omelet filled with a small amount of leftover steak, portabello mushrooms, onion and red peppers with tomato slices, a few strawberries and a cutie (mandarin orange).

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Lunch- Left over grilled chicken thighs, garlic green beans and homemade sweet potato fries with homemade sriacha mayo (which I realized later my sriacha was not whole 30 approved as it contains sugar) Ingredient checking is a bitch! It’s easiest to just use as little prepackaged goods as possible.

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Dinner- A lean Boston butt roasted in a cast iron skillet over carrots, celery, onion and garlic cloves with braised red cabbage and apples. (It was freaking delish and it made a ton of leftovers for easy lunches) That will definitely be a repeat.

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In the future I will do some more in depth recipes.  I was unsure about starting the blog so I wasn’t quite prepared! Hope someone will find this helpful!

I’m feeling great today, granted the sugar withdraws won’t set in for a few days! That should be fun. 🙂  We were both completely satisfied. We didn’t even feel the need for a morning or afternoon snack. Looking forward to seeing how this will help heal our bodies and change our lives.