Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Whole30 Wrap Up

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Wow, I can't believe I'm through my Whole30 already! Once I got into a groove with it, it seemed to just zip by.

My main goals for this Whole 30 were to:
  • Feel as good as I could during this pregnancy. My energy levels were very low.
  • Maximize my nutrition for this pregnancy.
I feel like I accomplished both of these. My energy levels definitely went up after the first week of Whole30 and my nutrition was amazing. I'd already been eating Paleo, but I'd fallen into a terrible food rut this pregnancy. I was eating the same things over and over. Variety is huge in getting great nutrition whether eating Paleo, eating for a healthy pregnancy, or just healthy eating in general! I was not getting much variety. I used this Whole30 as a way to focus on getting variety back into my diet.

My kitchen overflowed with different kinds of berries, kale, red kale, swiss chard, red chard, collard greens, mustard greens, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, spinach, pumpkin, coconut, chiles, different lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, onions of every shape and size, spices galore, and the regular staples like cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, avocadoes, etc. It was awesome! And much needed. My nutrition is amazing now and I'm so glad I took this month to get back on track.

It's funny, the only thing I really missed during my Whole30 were Paleo versions of pancakes and waffles. 

If you need me I'll be devouring some of these...


or maybe these...



I highly recommend the Whole30 to anyone seeking to clean up their diet and feel better in general. It's a great program with an active/supportive community.