Meal prep and a list of quick compliant meals for those nights you would just have gone out. For me it was a few individual steaks in the freezer and some pre-cooked shredded pork. Add roasted veggies and maybe a salad. I'm keeping a big variety of veggies in my fridge including long-lived cauliflower and carrots to roast as a backup. Hard boil a dozen eggs on Sunday to take for work breakfasts or throw on salads.
I cleaned out my pantry and fridge and gave away cold stuff and packed away pantry stuff until I could add things back in. I'm sure my cleaning lady is wondering what's up with the boxes of food stashed away. I kept one non-compliant box in my pantry for my son's school snacks and PB sandwiches.
And be sure to know why you are doing this. That will be what keeps you going through the tough decisions. Mine is I want to know what was causing my bloating and eliminate it rather than carry anti-gas pills in my purse. And make sure those close to you understand your reasons so they can be supportive. My BF has been pretty great. Doesn't mean he hasn't had non-compliant things in front of me, but he is considerate and asks or makes sure I have something good for myself. Or it's something I don't like (like he got a PB ice cream that I don't like when we got a treat for the kids - no temptation to steal his).
I am starting whole 30 next week. I have a few crazy things going on this weekend and traveling next week for work, and I just ordered the cookbook so I need time to prep! Any tips to get started
Thanks for the post ... I am starting Feb 15th ( after Valentines Day Dinner I already started some changes and have been Whole 30 for my breakfast and lunch expect dinner. Im trying to slowly do dinner with the kiddos and my DH. I also hit the store and replaced some dressing/ seasoning. I find that the weekends are the hardest. I think I need to start meal prepping for the dinner. This website littlebitsof.com/2017/01/whole30-aldi-must-haves/ seems to have a lot of good info.
Post by spanikopita on Feb 13, 2017 21:35:53 GMT -5
Find what you like, & make it a habit.
Example: Found I loved the exact same breakfast. 2 eggs, salsa (no added sugar!), steamed spinach. Kept me full until 1pm easily. I ate it EVERY day.
Meal planning: For me, it consisted of roasting vegetables (Any! But I found my faves) and a cooked protein. Brainless, easy, reheat-able. It is actually turning out to be EASIER than regular meal planning. No added sugar is the only catch, so I have to read labels closely.
I also do this. I eat the same things for months at a time. But I find a lot of people hate this and it can sort of be a deterrent to them continuing with the program. If you're like me, do it - it'll work for you! But if that idea sounds repulsive, try mixing it up a bit.