Friday, May 1, 2015

28 Day TransFORMation Challenge

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a nutrition workshop at the yoga studio I'm a member of. My co-worker mentioned it to me, and it was the little push I needed to go. I have often struggled with lots of stomach issues, and have suspected numerous food allergies, but anyone who knows me, knows I will avoid the doctor at all costs.

The reset plan is loosely based on Whole 30 for those who are familiar for that, except this isn't meant to be long term plan, but more of a reset for your body. I've often wanted to try to remove the various "triggers" that I suspected were making me feel like crap and reintroduce them to see how it makes me feel, but let's face it, I have zero will power with food. I'm hoping that with the community of folks that are doing this (plus Kyle being on board!) I'll be able to stick with it and get some answers about what is causing my stomach to revolt.

So starting today, I'm saying goodbye to dairy (insert open sobs here), grains, sugar, and artificial sweeteners for the next 28 days. The first three weeks will be without legumes, as lesser folks have issues and sensitivities with these, the first two weeks without alcohol, only adding in clear alcohol with soda after that (good bye delicious beers), and caffeine for the first week. At each re-introduction of a food group back in the diet, we're advised to journal how it makes us feel.

It's going to be incredibly hard. Apparently must people want to commit murder by day three. But after that it gets easier.

Wish me luck! And if you bring sweet treats into the breakroom over the next month, I might unfriend you! :) jk... kinda.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I'll be interested to see how you feel! I can't imagine cutting out so many food groups (aka I'm too lazy to work around that...), but sometimes it seems like it would be fun/interesting to just TRY cutting out something. Some say it works wonders, so you never know!

RIP Beer...that's so sad.