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I’m currently in the middle of my first-ever so-called Whole30. I don’t have anything against grains, legumes, dairy, or sugar – I love a giant cookie as much as anyone else – but I decided to try this month-long eating plan for a few reasons. For starters, I have some small health concerns that I’d love to reverse naturally. More importantly, Whole30 is similar to the diet and lifestyle that we’ve found best suits Turbo’s diabetes and Celiac Disease needs, and I think he really needed someone to journey with him on his food adventures. Plus, I had some support since a few of my extended family members had recently done it themselves.
At first, I was rather excited to try out this month-long fast from grains, dairy, legumes, and added sugar. I’ve done a lot of nutrition study over the past few years, and this seemed to be in keeping with what I’ve been learning about nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods (I have inflamed arteries, so this is appealed to me). The one caveat with Whole30 is that it can easily become a ketogenic diet (where your body is fueled by fat instead of carbohydrates), something I’m not convinced is healthy for most people, so to compensate for that, I’ve been eating lots and lots of fruit.
Honestly, I haven’t loved Whole30. [Read more…]