This weekend I was talking to a friend about food when she said she’d done the Whole30 before and wanted to do it again. She said it was a lot of planning, but the second two weeks she had a crazy amount of energy and felt great.
I’ve never been one to limit myself so strictly with food because I’m so picky about food (which totally sucks as an adult) that I’m afraid it’d be too hard to find enough things for me to eat that I actually like. Literally when I look at a list of Whole30 (or paleo) recipes maybe two out of ten look appetizing to me. I also think the idea of limitation when it comes to food, just makes me think of what I can’t eat, as opposed to what I can/should eat.
I prefer the approach of everything in moderation but summer always gets me. There is no moderation when it comes to ice cream and drinks on a patio in the warm sun. I haven’t been feeling my best lately (ahem, drinks on patios, carbs and ice cream) and do think that I could benefit greatly from a strict no carb, no sugar, no alcohol type of thing, but since I don’t like most veggies in their main form (juiced or in a smoothie works), I’m not a huge fan of meat, and I don’t love cooking/preparing food, it’s very hard for me to do these types of strict eating plans. The thought of eating mostly meat and veggies for every meal is like telling someone to do the two things they hate the most.
Overall I’m a pretty healthy eater. I don’t keep much processed foods in the house. We have a produce delivery from From the Farmer each week ensuring that we have lots of fruits and veggies to meal plan around. But I’ve let things go a little lately (i.e. been eating lots of carbs, ice cream and drinking) and I need to get back to my more typical healthy eating. Once you hit 30 you can just feel the food in your body, and what you eat really changes how you feel. Luckily I don’t have any actual food/stomach issues (besides extreme pickiness) but I feel sluggish and not my best, and would just prefer to feel better and have more energy.
So since going as extreme as a Whole30 isn’t really something that appeals to me, I decided I needed to come up with a bit of a plan to reset for fall. Here’s my plan for better eating: Continue reading…