Well, folks, I have completed week 1 of Whole30 and I would be lying if I said it was all sunshine and rainbows. First of all, I was out of town visiting my parents. They weren’t the problem. In fact, they were very supportive. The hard part was getting home and having to deal with my husband! He wasn’t having it at first and was upset because he wanted to take the family out to Olive Garden, as a welcome home dinner. I said no, of course. Instead, we ate at a delicious barbecue place and I had meat and guacamole 🙂 Perfect compromise if you ask me. Now, before you start thinking that my husband is a complete jerk for not supporting me, you have to know that he is in the same situation I am in terms of food addiction. And, I made a huge mistake in introducing Whole30 to him.
What mistake, you ask? I started the conversation of Whole30 doing exactly what they tell us not to do in the book, which is why I recommend buying the book. I started my plea for him to join me by telling him about all the foods that we COULDN’T eat!
He was like, “What? You are crazy!”
I mean, really, who wouldn’t react that way when you tell them they can’t have bread, sugar, and most importantly three major staples in our Mexican-American household: RICE, BEANS, and TORTILLAS!
I decided I had to sit down and read the WHOLE30 book again and came across the page telling us not to do what I just did. Ugh! This is why I urge people to buy the book. You can do so by clicking the picture on the top of this post. It is well worth it.
Anyhow, I switched my tone. I told him about everything we COULD eat. He saw the excitement in my eyes and that of our children, who, by now, were on my side, and I think he decided that while he may not be full-fledged 100% in; he would be 100% supportive.
He started cooking for us! He loves to cook anyway. It really is a win-win for him as he gets to do something he loves and he pleases his family in the process. Below, you will find a few yummy, delicious meals/sides he has made for us this week. We are making it happen.
Whole30 Diet Plan & My Reality
Have I started meal prepping like I said I would? No! I am not the kind of person who really wants to keep track of all her meals and enjoys cooking and being organized about it. I would much rather wash dishes and clean up than cook and think about creating a dish. I just ordered the WHOLE30 Cookbook! I am thinking this is a good idea for those of us starting this journey and aren’t too creative when it comes to food. You can do so by clicking the link below if you feel like this might be beneficial for you.
Along the journey in finding my true health, I’m taking baby steps, and learning along the way. For now, I suggest to others wanting to pursue Whole30 to purchase the WHOLE30 book. There is so much great information in that one book. Read it, take notes, and really prepare yourself by stalking up on the correct foods. That has been a big plus for me, having the necessary food on hand and getting rid of all the sugar filled cupboards. You can also look online for great tips from people along this journey with us!
Your partner in kicking the sugar addiction and unhealthy habits. As always, please feel free to comment or leave ideas below.