A little over a week into the Whole30
I’m not typically one for fad diets, but when I’m asked to jump I know it’s best to respond “how high?”
So far the Whole30 has been kind of fun. I like doing things that force me to notice things I otherwise wouldn’t. So far the biggest revelation is that I eat A LOT of beans. I’ve been a vegetarian for most of my life, and beans are a staple in my food ecosystem. As a vegetarian, the Whole30 is kinda scarce on the protein front. I typically eat dairy and eggs, too, so I’ve kept eating eggs while doing, on, in the midst of? the Whole30.
I’ve been researching alternative sources of veggie proteins, though.
Another fun side of the Whole30 is that I’ve been experimenting with other preparations of food. Zoodles, grilled eggplant, etc.
The dark side of the Whole30 was mos def the first three days. Those were dark times. Coming down from grains is always a “fun” trip for me. Normally, I eat a lot of grains and nuts. Now, I eat even more nuts.
All in all I’m excited to keep at it, but don’t think that the Whole30 is a logical diet for longer than one month.
Have you done the Whole30 or something similar? Got any good recipes?