Ok Sham and I are just 3 days into a Whole 30 right now, so if you think for one minute, that I’ll be posting any recipes for decadent treats or chocolatey delights over the next month, you can think again. No way. For the next 30 days we will be eating squeaky clean and trying our darndest to try and encourage y’all to do the same.
We pretty much eat this way in general, BUT we do allow the odd treat (or five) to sneak in there from time to time. Mostly paleo desserts, but sometimes the odd other sweet morsel (always gluten-free, but not always sugar-free) will find its way in there, and so every so often we tighten things up a little for a month to reset our bodies and get rid of those sugar-monster cravings:
My biggest weakness is sugar, so it really helps to do this periodically and I always feel ahMAZing doing it. My tummy always miraculously flattens, my skin feels clear, I feel light, full of energy and I sleep like a baby. I’m not saying it’s easy for everyone – it depends what you were eating before you started – but I am saying it is TOTALLY worth it. For everyone.
So anyway, the main question I get asked by the slightly-stunned-that-they-were-talked-into-it person is “what the heck can I eat if I’m cutting all those things out?” I know this is a legitimate question – especially if you were eating a highly processed diet before (think
sugar cheerios for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, pasta for dinner etc), but really it is not that complicated.
Eat meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, healthy fats, some fruit, and a few nuts/seeds (if you tolerate them). Choose foods that were raised, fed and grown naturally, and foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.
It is not a “diet”. Eat as much as you need to maintain strength, energy, activity levels and a healthy body weight.
Really. Not. That. Hard.
And your body will thank you. As will the other people on the beach.
And now for the recipe resources – here are some of my favorite go-to recipe sites.
Satisfied that you won’t starve? Good.