Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Whole 30 -- Book Review and Giveaway

Have you been seeing a lot of Whole 30 reviews? I sure have. they have been popping up on my feed like crazy. There is something about the new year that just gives people that extra motivation. How can you tell? the gyms are packed and the fridges at work at filled with healthy food.   Unfortunately, this motivation doesn't always last. And although I will be grateful for the extra locker space at the gym, I sometimes wonder why people give up. I think part of it, is because of this all-or-nothing approach to fitness and nutrition. people think if they eat a chocolate bar, their day is ruined and they may as well gorge on junk food all day. Same mentally applies to the gym, if you miss a day, it quickly turns into two and three and before you know it it's hard to get back... GUILTY.

What I love about the Whole 30 program is that it isn't meant to be long term. It is designed to be only for 30 days. So it is manageable and doesn't feel overwhelming. 

If you are wondering what the Whole 30 is, find out more here.  In short, eat real food, don't eat added sugar, alcohol, grains, dairy, msg, and do not weigh yourself or take any measurements during the 30 days. 

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of  Melissa Hartwig's Whole 30 Cookbook by Penguin Random House Canada for review purposes.  All opinions are my own. 

Although I didn't do the Whole 30 for 30 days, I did try out a number of recipes, and I really like this book. It has so many resources to help you, and I love the way it's organized. It starts out by explaining the Whole 30, the Rules, and how to set up your Whole 30 kitchen. After that it is separated into chapters on eggs, red meat, poultry, fish, side dishes, sauces and dressings, nibbles and drinks and basics.

I tried out a few recipes from the book and my favourite was the Thai red Curry Beef with Green beans. it was so easy to make and delicious. I Will have a follow-up post with the recipe in the coming days.

Most of the recipes in the book are quick to make and will last for several meals which is great.

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