[Whole30] In the beginning...

If you do Whole30 and don't blog about it, does the month even exist? 

I'm starting the 30-day program on Monday, January 1. It consists of:

  • No added sugar, real or artificial. 
  • No alcohol.
  • No grains.
  • No legumes.
  • No dairy.
  • No carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites.
  • No baked goods, or junk foods.

The thinking is that some or all of these groups impact your general wellbeing, and that you feel better by removing them for a month and "resetting" your body. I don't have any specific health complaints (I'm a relatively healthy 23-year-old), I'm more interested in doing Whole30 to see if any of the above groups are causing me to feel funky without my realizing it. That and enough people have told me that they felt better after Whole30 to make it seem worth a try.

I'll report back with updates every few days. I'll tag posts like these with as Whole_30, so you can get all of them in one place.

Unrelated to Whole 30 — I have a bunch of plans I can't wait to share with you. Stay tuned.