Sustainable Cooks Whole30 May Challenge
Join the team at Sustainable Cooks for a Whole30 challenge in May. Community, recipes, and support will make this a fun challenge. Right? Sure!
Why Are We Doing Whole30?
Troy and I feel a bit stuck with our health right at this moment. I feel like I need a CTRL+ALT+DEL with my sugar cravings. Additionally, I would love to see if some recent headaches are related food or just seasonal allergies and/or my constantly out of alignment neck.
Troy’s back and body always hurt. He has had a crappy back ever since I have known him and we’ve tried pretty much everything to improve things.
Additionally, we’re both exhausted all the time. There is something to be said for the fact that we have kids, Troy has a 60-mile commute, and I am a terrible sleeper who gets up at 5 am every single to work.
But getting back to the root of all things – our health – we’re interested to see if diet moves the needle in the right direction. And that brings us to the Sustainable Cooks Whole30 challenge.
What is Whole30?
The answer depends on who you talk to. For some, Whole30 is a crazy strict eating program. And for others, it is the restart that they need to get a handle on their eating.
At its base, it is 30 days of eliminating certain foods from your diet. Big no no’s are:
- grains of any kind, including corn and quinoa
- sugar, including honey, maple syrup or agave
- baked goods, junk food, or treats
More about the “rules” are located on the Whole30 site.
What Are the Rules for the Sustainable Cooks Whole30 Challenge?
Honestly, there aren’t any. For the most part, we’re all adults and can police ourselves. For instance, Troy and I were already planning on keeping a tiny bit of butter in our diet because I find it makes scrambled eggs easier to reheat throughout the week. Then, as I read the “fine print” more deeply, we can have ghee during this process. So yay!
Why Should I Join?
Why not? It’s only 30 days and it is fun to challenge ourselves from time to time. There is a lot to gain and very little to lose. You may find out some amazing things about your health and reset your eating habits.
Also, we’re going to be in this together. Challenges are always better with battle buddies and you’ll have the whole Sustainable Cooks community to lean on when you’re ready to punch a bunny for some chocolate.
Additionally, I’ll be pinning the crap out of recipe ideas over on Pinterest (follow along here) and posting our meal plans each week on the blog. And because I can’t help myself, I’m also going to develop some fun new recipes to share with our crew here.
We start May 1st.
Leave your name in the comments if you want to join in on the challenge. One final step is to make sure you’re signed up for my email list to guarantee you’ll get new posts in your inbox.