Down to the Wire

No, I'm not talking about one of the most realistic and probably the grittiest crime drama ever produced (The Wire) but about the last few days before we embark on a month-long cleansing program called Whole 30. I have written posts about WHAT this is and HOW to do it and even WHY to do it. The WHEN is the entire month of September. Which is mere days from now.

If you haven't made the commitment yet to one full month of clean eating, what is holding you back? You have nothing to lose but pounds and inches. And you have everything to gain, in terms of your health.

Maybe you are worried about cutting so many food groups from your diet? (The Whole 30 eliminates ALL grains, ALL dairy, ALL sugars and sweeteners, ALL processed foods, ALL legumes, ALL alcohol.) If this is the case, you may want to try a scaled down version for a month and see how that goes. As I have said before, you make the rules. If you already know for certain that dairy is not an issue for you, then you may decide to keep the dairy but follow the rest of the plan. It's your body and you know it best. Just make sure you are choosing the healthiest option and not just trying to feed your addiction.

Because a huge part of the benefit of this program is breaking those addictions. And sugar is one of the worst offenders, right up there with alcohol. If you are addicted to sugary treats like soda, candy, baked goods, coffee drinks, and such, you are going to be hurting for a few days while your body gets used to going without. And the same goes for alcohol. If you drink wine, beer, or something stronger on a daily basis, your entire system comes to depend on the alcohol. If you are afraid to try this program because you don't think you can go a month without drinking, you might want to think very carefully about what that means. For those who are facing a serious addiction, help is out there. Please get some.

SO, let's get serious now! It's time to ditch the junkfood and get clean! Who's with me?