Wednesday, February 10, 2016
What Are The Rules
I don't know about keeping calm, but we are sure going to try to follow the rules. Here are a brief overview of the rules according to the book Whole 30 and the website Whole 30.
1) Eat real food. This means the fewer the ingredients, the better the food. Meats, vegetables, fruits, fats.
2) Don't eat or drink sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, carrageenan, MSG or sulfites, and do not try to re-create baked goods or junk foods with approved ingredients.
3) Do not weigh yourself at anytime during the 30 days. And do not measure yourself either. This is not supposed to be about weight loss.
4) Exceptions to the rules are: clarified butter or Ghee is okay. Fruit juice as a sweetener is okay. Legumes like green beans, sugar snap peas and snow peas are okay. Any type of vinegar is okay unless it has added sugar. And salt is okay.
The focus is on good food. We won't be weighing or measuring anything. We won't count calories. We are not going to stress about organic, grass-fed, pastured, or free range anything.
It's only 30 days. We are fully committed. It shouldn't be Hard! We are not even considering the possibility of slipping up. We won't eat anything we don't want to eat. (well the kids might, because I will have to encourage them to try different things). It will require a bit of effort to be prepared. Grocery shopping, planning, and preparing will be a challenge in the early days.
But we can do it!!