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The hardest part is the meal prep. Find a day during the week that works for you and cook for the days ahead. I cook on Sunday for the whole week. Tupperware is your friend.
Here’s some links to make your prep a little easier:
Whole30 Approved Obviously anything that doesn’t have grains, dairy, soy, legumes, or sugar is compliant, but here’s a list of brands you can feel confident about. For you bacon lovers: sorry to break it to you, but your favorite bacon has sugar in it. The good news is Penderson’s makes a no sugar bacon that’s actually pretty good, and it’s available at Sprouts and Whole Foods.
Off Limits Additives The general rule is don’t eat anything you can’t pronounce or has too many syllables. That said, I have a hard time saying “Alpha Tocopherol” and it’s totally fine. Read the cheat sheet. Carrageenan, corn starch, monosodium glutamate (MSG), soy lecithin and sulfites are off limits.
They Put Sugar in EVERYTHING Seriously, look at all the ways there are to say sugar. Avoid them.
It’s almost Summer, school’s almost out. I know people travel, people go out to dinner, shit happens, you can still do the Whole30. Want to go out to eat? Read this. Traveling for work or vacation? Read this.
It’s going to be great. You can do anything for 30 days, right? If you need some motivation, just do a quick google search for Whole30 results. The testimonies are awesome and will keep you going when all you want is a Snickers (been there).
Try not to binge on crap this weekend, it will make it that much harder on you.
Weigh and Measure on Sunday. Write it down.
DO NOT GET ON THAT SCALE AGAIN UNTIL DAY 31!