Reintroduction & Food Freedom

What do these words mean?

That’s it. It is finished. The Whole30 + 10 days of reintroduction. To say I have a whole new perspective on food would be accurate.

Read why I started Whole30 here (hint: it’s not about weight loss OR restriction).

Read my Week 1 Recap here.

Read my Week 2 Recap here.

Read my Week 3 Recap here.

Read my Whole30 Recap & Look Ahead here.

So…. if we went over weeks 1, 2, 3 AND did a recap and look ahead… what the heck is this post about?

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Whole30 – Week 3 Recap

"I'm feeling 'saladed' out" - Husband

Here we are… heading into our last 9 days of Whole30. Week 3 is wrapped up and I think it’s safe to say we’re getting a little bored over here. It’s not that the food itself is boring, I think we’re too tired & rushed to try new recipes! So let’s head into our Week 3 Recap, shall we? But first…

Read why I started Whole30 here (hint: it’s not about weight loss OR restriction).

Read my Week 1 Recap here.

Read my Week 2 Recap here.

 

So, how was week 3?

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Whole30 Recap – Week 2

Read why I started Whole30 here (hint: it’s not about weight loss OR restriction).

Read my Week 1 Recap here.

So here we are. The dreaded week 2. Where the shiny and new has worn off your Whole30 and reality is setting in. 30 days seems REALLY long. No sugary sweets. No adult beverages. No winging it for meals. Being planful and mindful is the name of the game.

That being said, here’s what I did not eat this week:

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Whole30 Recap – Week 1

Last Monday, my husband and I started our September Whole30 – you can read about why I chose to take this dietary reset on here. I can’t speak for Jon, but I have specific reasons for what’s motivating me to cut out known problematic foods and kill my sugar cravings.

As promised, I have a little wrap up of Week 1.

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I’m Doing the Whole30

It's Time for a Reset

Ok friends. It’s time. For the next 30 days, I will not be eating:

  • Added sugar – real or artificial. Yes, that includes honey, maple syrup and stevia.
  • Alcohol. So long, Vander Mill Totally Roasted.
  • Grains. Of any kind.
  • Legumes. Beans, peas, lentils, peanuts – and yes, peanut butter.
  • Dairy. No cow, goat, or sheep’s milk products – includes cheese, yogurt and yes, my beloved Whit’s.
  • Carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites.
  • Baked goods, junk foods, or treats with “approved” ingredients. So no pancakes, waffles, “nice” cream or tortillas with approved ingredients.

These are the rules of the Whole30. A dietary reset that’s designed to break sugar cravings and unhealthy habits. It’s not about weight loss. It’s about me paying attention to what I’m eating, why I’m eating it and how it makes me feel.

I repeat: This is NOT about losing weight.

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