Or, to be more precise, No junk!
For a month I’ll be sugarless, wheat-free, dairy-free and YIKES, alcohol free. *whimper* Not that I can’t live without alcohol, but a nice glass of wine in front of the fire is just so….. so…. SO. You know?
AND because I believe in challenges, I’ll also be attempting to eat Whole30/Paleo/low FODMAP to see if it makes a difference. I happened to stumble on a suggested food list for the FODMAP diet and was amazed to see quite a few of the foods that I find difficult (or impossible) to eat were listed as no-nos. Since I’m already being fairly restrictive, why not just go whole-hog (so to speak) and take it to the limit.
And for extra measure – and because I’m crazy this way- I’ve decided to do all this during one of the busiest times of the year for me…. CONCERT SEASON!!
I figure if I can pull it off now, then honestly, I can do it any time of the year. Truly, the only thing standing between me and clean eating is… well… me! My version of Thanksgiving is done (thanks to number 4!!) and I don’t have any plans to recreate her efforts, so I don’t have a holiday to deal with. The only upcoming culinary event would be Hubby’s birthday, which always contains some kind of adult beverage. And I could forgo that, but…nah…
So, who’s in with me?
I think I’ll start this on November 17th, although if I’m honest, I’m working it in now and slowly eliminating things from my pantry while doing some advanced planning to make life a bit more manageable for me.
On top of this, I’ve walked every day for the past five days and am starting to feel the “habit” forming of needing to get up and move some. Factor in a few days of weights and I think I’ll be in good shape for my trip to Austria. (and the tropics!!)
Now c’mon, how freaking awesome is this?? Admit it… it’s awesome!!