My sister came home from the Philippines a couple of weeks ago and convinced all of us to join her in her endeavor to complete a "Whole30". We decided to start today. Here goes 30 days of:

  • No Grains
  • No Dairy
  • No Legumes
  • No Sugar
  • No Alcohol

Just lots of meat, veggies and a little fruit. I'm 17 weeks pregnant, so I'm always tired, but that was about the only thing I really noticed after today. I took a ridiculously glorious nap.

For breakfast James made sausage and scrambled eggs with salsa and avocado, which was fabulous. About an hour later I wanted Cheerios, but I refrained. Meals without carbs just seem a little... empty.

For lunch I had a leafy green salad with roast, strawberries, mangos, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I almost NEVER eat salads, but I really did enjoy it. I probably could have had a second.

Then my sisters and I talked about all the foods we wished we could eat most of the rest of the day. 

Peanut Butter came up the most frequently.
Ice Cream
Chocolate (Which we can have, just not with any milk or sugar in it so... yuck.)

Luckily, then Rebecca made us dinner. Spaghetti squash, with homemade spaghetti sauce, zucchini, green beans, Brussels sprouts and chicken.

For dessert we all ate an orange. :)

I'm already beginning to feel the carb withdrawal. I don't normally think about food this much, especially junk food, but I haven't had any sugar besides plain old fruit today and no grains at all. I feel hungry, but I think it's mostly just missing carbs, 'cause nothing else sounds appetizing.

I'm excited about going through this process. I hope it teaches me a lot more about what real foods I really like and how to cook them for myself. I'm not in a "I need to lose weight" place...because I'm pregnant and I need to be gaining weight, but I do really want to start filling my body with what it needs. And I hope that my body getting what it needs means more energy, happiness and healthiness for my whole family. 

I've heard that limiting sugar helps with depression, so I'll keep you posted on how it affects me.