The Whole 30
For more information about the whole 30, check out their website. The program is kind of like a strict Paleo diet. Certain food groups known to cause problems are eliminated for 30 days and then reintroduced. It is great for those who are struggling with cravings for sugar and other not-so-healthy foods and drinks. The program rules are listed here.
The Whole 30 is going pretty well. I feel like I am sleeping better, and I feel better in general. I feel less bloated, and I noticed looking in the mirror that I look a little less bloated too. You aren’t supposed to weigh yourself during the 30 days, but I have lost 4 pounds. There isn’t really much else to tell right now. I am getting a little bored with what I am eating, but I have slacked in the meal planning the last few days. Meal planning is a very important part of the Whole 30, and I need to do better in that aspect. The timeline says that days 10 and 11 are the most difficult days. For me, I don’t think that is necessarily true. I am pretty bored with food in general, otherwise I feel okay. I need to work on my snacking, I am still snacking too much. Day 4 was horrible for me, other than that I have been feeling okay most of the time. I still feel like the timeline is a great resource, especially for those who have never eaten this way before.
I mentioned in my previous post that I have a hard time eating enough vegetables. I have discovered that if I made a big tray of these roasted vegetables, I will eat them at every meal and sometimes as a snack. It’s very simple, and really tasty. I use carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet potato, but you can use whatever you have on hand!
Whole 30 Roasted Vegetable Recipe
Preheat the over to 425*
Grease your pan with a Whole 30 approved oil.
Chop vegetables and add them to the pan.
Toss the veggies in oil (I use olive oil) and add your favorite spices (I have used turmeric, cumin, and ginger and salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika.)
Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes.
There you have it! It’s very simple and the vegetables taste really good.