It’s been a great summer. Lots of fun. Lots of friends. Lots of wining. Lots of dining.
But at some point, you need to listen to your body. And mine is saying “Enough Dude!”
In a nutshell (wait a minute…can I have nuts???), the Whole30 is 30 days of eating nothing but whole foods…meat, fish, eggs, fruit and veggies. The idea is to give your body a chance to detox by not feeding it crap for a month.
It’s not about losing weight. It’s about healing. And don’t we all deserve some healing?
And this year, some of favorite people on planet are joining me. Not only are Irish Heart and InspiredRD starting the Whole30 on the same day, but I will be joined in this journey by the one and only Mrs. Dude.And not only are we hitting the reset button on our diet, but we are also incorporating a nice 30-day push in our relationship as well. For the next 30 days, Mrs. Dude and I must “connect” with each other at least once a day. And for all of you with your minds in the gutter (bless your hearts), “connecting” can mean all sorts of things. After 20 years of marriage, it’s easy to get complacent. That ain’t happening with us.
I won’t bore you throughout the month with constant progress reports but will do the occasional (damn…I spell that word wrong every single time…thank you auto-correct) check-in to let you know how Mrs. Dude and I are fairing.
So now you know what we can eat. But what can’t we eat?? I will explain in “Goodnight Moon” verse. Don’t ask me why.
Goodnight Tito’s. Goodnight beer.
Goodnight Tequila. Do I make myself clear?
There is no drinking for the entire 30 days.
Will be nice to wake up without my head in a daze.
Goodnight peanut butter. Goodnight rice cake.
My go-to snack I can no longer make.
Goodnight all processed foods. You are not allowed.
Too much of you can put my head in a cloud.
Goodnight sushi. What’s that you say??
Rice is a no-no. But sashimi is okay.
What about legumes? Nope, strike ’em off the list.
Nor can I have hummus. I think you get the gist.
After a summer of indulgence, I feel pretty wrecked.
So for 30 straight days, I’ll treat my body with respect.
Feel free to join…I’d love the company.
And on October 10th, the first round’s on me!!