I’m baaaaaaack! I’ll admit I’ve been a pretty MIA blogger lately; no excuses or reasons, I just wasn’t feeling it, and that’s ok! But now I’m back in action and EXCITED to announce I’m doing the January Whole30!
After two months of the holidays and the ~treat yo self~ mentality, I’m officially feeling like a hot pile of garbage. My body has given up and I’ve been sick in bed the last four days and I’m over it. I’m SO excited to feel amazing again and hit the reset button. But I’m going to need your help to keep me accountable!
Follow along with my journey this month on Instagram @allyscooking 🙂
What’s the Whole30?
“Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition, like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies, or chronic pain, that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms are often directly related to the foods you eat—even the “healthy” stuff. So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you?
Strip them from your diet completely. Eliminate the most common craving-inducing, blood sugar disrupting, gut-damaging, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the reset button with your health, habits, and relationship with food, and the downstream physical and psychological effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day-to-day life, long term health, body composition, and feelings around food.”
Yes: Meat, seafood, and eggs. Lots of veggies, some fruit. Plenty of natural fat, herbs, and spices.
No: Added sugar, (real or artificial) alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites.
It’s going to be super hard (see the timeline below) but SO WORTH IT! Just take a look at my Whole30 Diary from last round.
Whole30 Meal Plans on Ally’s Cooking!
If you’re doing the Whole30 too, lucky for you, I love to plan and have tons of Whole30 Meal Plans, grocery lists, and recipes already on my site to make it super easy for you!!
Are you joining me this January??? Comment and let me know!!