I’m coming out of the @whole30 closet with this post. I never felt that a program/diet with restrictions would be a great choice for me so I never even considered Whole30. I also felt like it was too trendy for me, wouldn’t work with my nut-free home and egg-free diet. Today is day 9 without wheat, grains, dairy, legumes, alcohol, added sugar and a number of preservatives and chemicals. I also haven’t weighed myself at all (as per ‘the rules’) which is a big deal. While weight loss is important to me right now, I have been managing inflammation and chronic hip pain that had me on a steady stream of pain relievers or wanting to cry in pain. My hip pain is not completely gone BUT it is not waking me up at night anymore! It’s making me hopeful that I can start walking and exercising without fear of being in pain later! I’ve felt a boost in energy and a boost in my spirit. I was ready for a drastic change. Plans that allow flexibility were not working for me as they had in the past because I no longer seem to be capable of eating in moderation. I’ve still got a long way to go but I’m feeling very capable!
Anyway, here’s a burger inspired salad! Beef burger, tomatoes, red onion and avocado on a bed of spinach topped with some brown mustard. It. Hit. The. Spot.
#whole30 #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree #r1d9