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Whole30 – Day 1. We’re doing it again!

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Our first Whole30 is now almost a year ago and I am not even counting the vague attempt we did for another whole30 in january of this year… That one just didn’t make any sense..

I’ve hesitated for a while if I was gonna do a detox, but I do not own a juicer and it kind of feels I need to have one if I want to do a proper detox. And for all intent and purposes a Whole30 is fairly similar to a detox, just with some different rules.

Is the timing perfect? No absolutely not. This weekend I will be having a wedding and the week after I have a trip to Norway, but let’s be honest: there never really is a perfect time and with our fairly busy schedule it seemed the best idea to just start and go for it.

While I am writing this we just had our first whole30 breakfast. Omelet with spring onion and tomatoes. Didn’t have time for any proper grovergies yet.. I am gonna try and give you a daily update on what we have eaten with – where possible – the recipes as well. Ofcourse we have a few recipes we can use from last year and that helps, but it is also somehow the ‘danger’. The danger of thinking “O, we’re gonna fix this” Because it is not easy or simple, but the results are worth it. And knowing that is also an advantage.

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Kipburger met tomatensalade

The rules in a row:

What can we eat?

  • Vegetables, preferably biologically grown
  • Fruit, same thing
  • Seafood, meat, poultry; preferably from grassfed animals (and no, that doesn’t count for the fish!)
  • Nuts and seeds

What can we not eat?

  • Nothing with added sugar
  • No grains (also not quinoa, rice etc.)
  • No alcohol
  • No dairy
  • No potatoes

Why are we doing it? Because I have never felt better than how I felt during our first whole30. Because I am noticing lately that I have a somewhat unhealthy urge to eat lots of sweets and I want to get rid of those urges. Because I believe that good nutrition is more important than people often think. Because I want to train my body (and mind!) to get used to eating less sugar and less carbs.

And no, not because I want to keep eating this way, but I do want to have a better balance.

And there is about a 1001 other small reasons with which I am not gonna bother you… ;) So stay tuned for more whole30 news soon!

Simone van den Berg

Food photographer and foodblogger from the Netherlands. Love to eat good food, sometimes eat really healthy for about a month (but working on making that longer...) Lives together with Tom and their three cats; Humphrey, Sookie and Buffy. Love to travel and also has a travel blog at http://papertravels.com

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5 Responses to “Whole30 – Day 1. We’re doing it again!”

  1. Ellen - in my Red Kitchen posted July 14, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I totally know how you feel! I was eating so healthy until we had a few busy months. That brought me off track again so I started eating according to the Whole30 two weeks ago, but only during week days. I think I’m on the right track again, but I really have to stay focus and pay attention to the days I can’t eat paleo.

    Good luck Simone & Tom!

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    • Simone van den Berg replied on July 14th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      I know… It’s not exactly going to be easy sailing this time around but I’m gonna go for it!

  2. Magda posted July 17, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I was actually searching your site for whole30 like 2 weeks ago :) I wanted to start eating healthier, but bumped into what that really means. I’m more drawn into Montignac diet and I’ve just read Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It that focuses on eating less or none carbs.
    So anyhow your whole30 is timed perfectly with my schedule :) So I will be popping out more often. I feel that it is a good exercise to learn cook new things, I’m so closed in a circle of the same, easy recipes.
    I can for sure recommend this brococoli recipe, I have one portion in the oven http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-garlicky-roasted-broccoli-quick-side-dish-recipes-from-the-kitchn-199310

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    • Simone van den Berg replied on July 18th, 2014 at 10:32 am

      O that is brilliant Magda! I am so gonna make that broccoli dish for lunch with grilled salmon, as I have leftover broccoli in the fridge that needs eating. And apart from the rice vinegar (not sure if that’s whole30 compliant but I have other vinegar..;) I’ve been doing a lot of reading on food, clean food and specifically the whole30 lately too. Will be checking out your blog as well to keep up.. ;)

  3. Magda posted July 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I knew you could substitute vinegar, I really like garlicky flavours in those broccolis.
    My blog as usual is falling behind, so there will be some travels and crumble (quite healthy one, but I don’t think it will make to your whole30, so maybe better not look). But inspired by you I took photos of my breakfast! I always struggle with putting my everyday food on a blog, as it needs to eaten so quick as otherwise it will cool down, that I barely ever attempt it.

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