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Whole30 Reflections

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On my last weekend of Whole30, I thought I would share some reflections.

For those of you who don't know, Whole30 is an elimination diet, in which you eliminate sugar (and sugar substitutes), dairy, grains, legumes, and alcohol for 30 days.  The idea is that by getting these common food irritants out of your system, you can decrease inflammation in your body and then add them back in slowly to find out how different foods affect your body.

We did this mainly for the health benefits and curiosity.  We eat pretty healthy (few processed foods, eat out rarely, and eat lots of fruits and veggies) but thought it might help kickstart some healthier habits.

Here are some of my reflections as we finish up this program:

The eating part was not difficult - you can have potatoes, so it's simple to have a meat, vegetable, and potato for dinner.  There is a lot more prep in cooking because there are very few shortcuts that you can take if you aren't eating any processed foods.  I am lu…