M O N D A Y : Egg with spinach, chicken sausage + sweet potato hash. This has been a staple breakfast/lunch for Aaron and I during Whole30. I’m not used to eating/cooking potatoes and carbs (we usually steer clear of non-berry fruits, potatoes and grains) which has def made @whole30 pleasant. .
I’ve done plenty elimination diets especially since gaining 20lbs because of my thyroid and autoimmune issues, so this really wasn’t a big deal for me, but I do empathize with those who struggle on eating plans like this. I’ve seen a lot of people on the W30 message boards and social media pages who have a bunch of questions and struggle to keep up with W30 compliant foods and protocols, only to be met with responses that are at best discouraging and at worst downright fucking rude. If you’re thinking about doing an elimination diet or just want to eat healthy, there are a million options out here, don’t give your money to an organization that is toxic for your mindset around healthy living. These changes can be hard; on your wallet, your mental health and your body; find a tribe that will support you and guide you with empathy. Feeling shitty about yourself and stressing out because you didn’t eat “100% Whole30 compliant food” isn’t a productive way to reset your body and/or kickstart a healthy lifestyle. .
As someone with BDD (body dysmorphic disorder) and OCD, two obsessive disorders 😂 I’m very careful about promoting products or people that I think can be harmful to my friends and family’s long-term mental & physical health. A program that expects 100% perfection or you can expect to face ridicule and shame definitely qualifies as harmful IMO. So, while I’m feeling great after 14-days of Whole30, I can’t say it’s any better than eating paleo the other 335 days of year.