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  • Writer's pictureDr. Kristen Mitteness

Whole30: Day 0

Updated: Dec 23, 2018

The October Whole30 starts tomorrow! I am very excited. So excited, that I've been prepping myself by being diligent about avoiding all grains and dairy for the past 4 weeks. I feel good and I'm ready for 30 days of strict paleo.

Today is day 0. It's the day before the official challenge starts. I am doing a few things to get myself prepared. I've already picked up my Harvest Moon order. It was full of ground beef, pork, liver, soup bones and lard for rendering. I have a grocery list I'm making for tonight. Tomorrow I'm heading to the St Norbert Farmers Market for bison smokies, sausage, potatoes, onions, squash and eggs. I have a pork butt in the slow cooker that will result in Whole 30 complaint pulled pork to have on hand when I need some quick protein. I will be trying to make blueberry and sage breakfast sausage tonight modified from my original blueberry breakfast sausage recipe.

Tonight, I will be picking up a gluten free garden veggie (hold the olives) pizza from Pizza Hotline and making sweet potato brownies as a "last supper", knowing that I won't have either for at least 30 days. I will also be writing down a few things I hope to accomplish during the challenge and finding a few recipes to try out throughout the month. I'm also keeping a mini journal to keep track of how I feel day to day.

I've already planned my dinner for Saturday night. It includes mussels, steak and rosemary potatoes. On Sunday, I'm looking forward to making loaded potatoes with pulled pork as the main topping. I will be making a trail mix to keep close by in case I have a melt down as well as homemade date squares, which I realize are borderline #SWYPO, even though Lara Bars are technically allowed.

My breakfast will continue to be the same as normal, which is some modification of my breakfast hash. Lunch will probably be left over breakfast, as per usual. Fresh Carrot has locally raised rotisserie chickens which will be money when I need quick protein and don't have time to buy, thaw and cook a chicken.

My biggest challenge will the Canadian Thanksgiving. My parents are visiting and I would assume we'll be going out to eat fairly often. I'll probably cook a few meals for them myself to avoid eating out. Lucky for me, my parents eat paleo most of the time so they won't mind my meals and will probably love someone making food for them.

Okay, HERE. WE. GO.

If you need any extra support or want to join in on the fun, don't hesitate to email me! I've already received a few messages from people who are joining me and I'm so excited to see what the next month brings!

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