You all know I like to experiment. From fitness challenges to diets like the 4-Hour Body, I like to try things for myself in order to make up my mind about something. Lately there’s been a lot of talk about the paleo diet among my friends, most of which are CrossFitters & swear by the diet. The paleo diet encourages eating like our hunter-gatherer ancestors did & has a big emphasis on meat, which of course won’t work for me. Nonetheless, I was curious about the diet so I started asking some friends about paleo for vegetarians, how it works & its feasible. In one of these conversations a friend suggested I read It Starts With Food, a book that’s been getting a lot of buzz lately advocating what they call the Whole 30 diet, because she felt it could be adapted for vegetarians. The Whole 30 emphasizes the importance of fruits & vegetables which intrigued me so I finally bought the book, & began reading it last night.
I’m only a few chapters in but so far It Starts With Food is doing a great job explaining the reason why they advocate the food they do…I haven’t gotten to the meat part yet so I may change my mind, but so far I’m thinking I’m going to give this a go when I’m done with the book. There will be no meat of any kind for me as always & I know doing this as a vegetarian will be challenging. As I read the book I’m looking for sources, success stories or tips on how to make this work as a vegetarian. Do you have any to share? I would love to hear your suggestions!
My birthday is in a few weeks & I want to enjoy cake on my birthday so I will be starting the Whole 30 after that. That gives me several days to finish reading the book, do my research & give it a go. I’m terrified/excited to bring you along for the ride.
Have you done the Whole 30? What are your thoughts?