Looking for Whole30 inspiration? My aunt Kim is sharing her Whole30 story and some of her favorite recipes today.
(The Whole30 program eliminates grains, legumes, sweeteners and many additives from the diet for 30 days. People use Whole30 as a diet reset and to boost nutrition and health. It is also a moderate elimination diet to help tune the body into foods to which it may be reacting negatively.)
|KIM’S WHOLE30 STORY…
I decided to look into Whole30 after I ran into my cousin recently. She had lost a lot of weight (110 lbs) and was managing her autoimmune issues much better. She told me about Whole30 and her experience so I bought the Whole30 book. I spent several months reading about it before I started the actual 30 days.
I wanted to see if the food elimination process and reintroduction would help me determine if certain foods were causing inflammation for me (I have rheumatoid arthritis).
I had become a lazy cook and a lazy eater. The Whole30 program introduced me to new ways of cooking and just thinking about food in general. I am a person that likes to follow a plan and the book did a good job in preparing me for the program.
I was very happy with the results when I finished the program. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. My blood pressure is good and I lost 10 lbs over the 30 days. The program has really helped to get bad eating habits behind me. I think about what I am putting in my body much more than ever before.
I have a few more days to complete the reintroduction phase and I think I will continue on more of a Paleo type diet. I am curious how the reintroduction of gluten will be for me next week. The real test will be how my bloodwork levels change at the Rheumatologist each time I go and if I can see some real improvement.
1. Shepherd’s Pie With Sweet Potato Topping by The Real-Food Dietitians
2. Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Bake by Wholesomelicious
3. SKILLET BREAKFAST
One of Kim’s favorite reheatable breakfasts was a skillet meal she concocted:
“Peel and cube 2 or 3 sweet potatoes. Heat coconut oil in a pan and saute the potatoes. Peel and chop 2 granny smith apples and add them to the pot with 1 large sliced red onion. Add 1 package of sliced Trader Joe’s garlic-herb chicken sausage (or other Whole30 compliant sausage). Saute everything until the apples and onions are tender and the sausage is ready.
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