Whole 30

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Dear Stomach,

 

We’re going on a retreat. Not forever, just a few days…30 to be exact. Trust me, it’s gonna be great!

 

All you two have to do is sit back, relax, and digest all these beautiful nutrients: colorful vegetables, sweet fruits, succulent proteins, and glorious GLOURIOUS natural fats! You’ll be freed from all the foods that assault you and your well-being (i.e. sugar, dairy, legumes, and grains).

 

It’s not that you’re unhealthy or anything. You get home-cooked meals and local produce. But you sometimes (often) get carried away. We all do, especially during the holidays. So I thought it’d be nice to really start fresh this new year.

 

At BoldBites we dare to eat, so why not dare to eat Whole30? We’ll still experiment with fun ingredients and recipes, but they’ll be Whole30-approved. What a challenge! I can’t wait!

 

When you return from the retreat you’ll feel like a brand spankin’ new stomach! And I’ll feel like a new person full of renewed energy and life. It’s a short-term diet for long-term learning. I want us to learn something about ourselves and come away with new habits we’ll hopefully stick with.

 

Of course, we’ll get to eat chocolate, bread, peanut butter, and wine again. But I imagine we’ll eat them with a new perspective.

 

I’m doing this because I love you and want you to feel the best you can possibly feel! I think it will be an awesome adventure.

 

Lots of love & whole foods,

Tess

 

PS I was thoughtful enough to convince a buddy to go along with us! Our sister, Chloé! Two stomachs are better than one…right?

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BASIC INFO

Name: Whole30

Founders: Dallas & Melissa Hartwig

Diet: 30 day elimination

NO: sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, and alcohol

YES: meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and natural fats

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HEALTHY INFO

Benefits: improves energy, sleep, digestive issues, skin, joint pain/swelling, asthma, migraines, blood pressure, & cholesterol levels.

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WHY?

  • to challenge myself in the kitchen
  • renew my strength of willpower
  • develop an illusion of control
  • learn what foods make me feel certain ways (i.e. gas, fatigue, bloating)
  • know what it feels like to be totally healthy!

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EXPECTATIONS

  • going to feel a bit “off” in the beginning because my body isn’t use to it
  • eventually going to feel more energetic and positive
  • loose a bit of weight
  • hopefully stick with new healthy habits

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How to Prepare: https://whole30.com/step-five/

Products: https://whole30.com/books/

Recipes:

Guacamole

Frittata

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