Last night during Skype, I mentioned the idea of doing whole30... This may sound drastic to some (or all including me) because it makes you eliminate sugars, grains, dairy, and alcohol! The reason I was considering it is because whole30 is something I have wanted to try for over a year and I felt like I might be at a place with enough willpower to succeed. Additionally, there are several main reasons I wanted to give whole30 a try!
The reasons I want to do whole30 are:
1) To challenge myself physically, emotionally, mentally.
2) To change the way I view and use food. (Not turning to it as an emotional crutch, not abusing it)
3) To cut out unnecessary sugars.
4) To pick good, healthy, natural foods (without worrying about high point values).
5) To remove processed foods from my life.
6) To take a break from the pressures of the scale and learn how to REALLY listen to what my body needs.
Instead of taking this major leap into whole30 I will go back to my true love, Simply Filling. I will try to accomplish the same goals I listed above... but instead of whole30, I will go about it in a less restrictive and more familiar (and awesome) way.
My Simply Filling Month-long plan:
1) Limit bread, pastas, grains, carbs. (Allowed to eat them, just try to cut down)
2) Limit added sugars (buying some Larabars and other whole30 approved items that do not have added sugar) (Stick to fruits and natural sugars instead).
3) NO ALCOHOL for 30 days. (Did this during Lent and it really helped me!)
4) No weighing in for the month of SF. (Stop worrying about the numbers and just pay attention to the journey and how I'm feeling)
5) Eat only when I'm truly hungry. (Try to limit snacking and break old patterns/behavior)
Simply Filling is a plan I love and a plan I can stick to. Weight Watchers hasn't let me down yet and I plan to keep it that way! Here's to my month of Simply Filling (starting April 17)... I will OBVIOUSLY keep you posted!
*Thanks to Allie and Bridgette, for helping me find my way on this crazy, complicated, up and down journey. You girls helped me to think about my goals and to evaluate the best way to do that at this point in my journey!