Posts Tagged ‘Whole 30’

Whole30 – Day 28

June 13, 2010 2 comments
Day 28 (June 12) was a beautiful, warm, sunny day, with a big blue Alberta sky. Went out for a long walk with Kembali (my dog) over to the Elbow River. There is nothing like a sunny day to lift the gloom. I actually got to wear short sleeves and shorts for the second time this spring.

It was a great night for a BBQ with friends. Sat out on the back deck enjoying the mild evening and had the first bonfire of the season.


Whole 30 – Day 23

June 9, 2010 2 comments
Day 23 (June 7) and only 1 week to go. I went out for lunch with friends to the Olive Garden. Perhaps not the best choice for paleo eats but I stilled managed to find some fairly decent choices on the menu – Mussels di Napoli and garden-fresh salad. I’m sure the dressing on the salad, low-fat Italian, contained some sugar, canola oil and other bad stuff but it was still a better choice than many of the items on the menu. As for the Mussels, they were delicious – Mussels in the shell, simmered with wine, garlic-butter and onions. I left most of the mussel broth as it contained wine. Although difficult, I resisted nibbling on a breadstick and the lemon-cream cake (shared) and I left the after dinner mint chocolate on the table.

Mussels di Napoli - Delicious!

Lemon-cream Cake - Hard to resist.

30 Day Challenge

May 17, 2010 2 comments

Yesterday I started the Whole30 Challenge – 30 days of strict Paleo eating.

Certain food groups (like grains, dairy and legumes) are probably 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 train, or are pretty lean but still have a little extra puff on your midsection?  Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies) that medication hasn’t helped?  These symptoms may be 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. Cut out all the inflammatory, insulin-spiking, calorie-dense, nutritionally sparse food groups for a full 30 days and let your body heal, recover and reset from whatever effects those foods may be provoking. What, exactly, does that mean? Super strict, by-the-book, 100% Whole30 for the next 30 days.

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