I hope your 2018 ended on a high note. And if last year was not all you hoped it would be, I pray your 2019 will be better.
Many people like to start the new year with some sort of detox or elimination diet. I find this interesting because I fully believe your body tells you what it needs – we just don’t always listen! Believe it or not, I often crave vegetables, especially after traveling, when I tend to eat fewer green things than normal. So the fact that many people crave a cleaner diet at the beginning of the year, simply indicates that your body has had enough of the over-indulgent foods of the holiday season (raise your hand if you ate too many sausage balls over Christmas 🤚).
Because January is birthday season in my house, we tend to start our elimination diets in February, but for those of you who want to clean house now, I have lots of resources for you.
My very favorite detox or elimination diet is the Whole 30. It’s a way to clean house, nutritionally speaking, and then slowly add back in what you’ve taken out and see if you note any correlations between specific foods or beverages and symptoms.
Many people report that they didn’t even realize how awful they were feeling until they started feeling so good.
And you get to eat yummy food like this…yes, this Chicken Pot Pie is Paleo and totally Whole 30 compliant.
The Whole 30 website gives you all the information you need to start the elimination diet. There is nothing magical about starting January 1st, so don’t worry if you’re not ready to start until the 15th or even later. Or join me in February. I’d love the company!
Back in the fall of 2016, I created a full month of Whole 30 meal plans AND I made a YouTube video of each and every dinner preparation. Once getting to my channel, simply type “Whole 30” into the YouTube search bar and you’ll find all my Whole 30 compliant recipe videos. Each video will have a link to the recipe writeup on the blog.
You can find each weekly meal plan at the following links:
(The pink links are recipes available on this website and the blue links are recipes that can be found in my e-book.)
I’ve been through this thing many times, some more successfully than others, so I can offer lots of support and guidance. Please reach out if you have questions.
And speaking of support and guidance…my health coaching business is now up and running. My website is still in the works, but I am legally able to coach you using functional medicine principles. If you’re interested in having a personal coach walk you through your Whole 30, please reach out. I’d love the opportunity! You can email me at
A health coach can help you achieve your health and wellness goals. A lot of people know what they need to do, they just lack the support or motivation to achieve their goals. Some people are so full of information, they don’t know where to start. A health coach can help with all those things. I’d really love to work with you!
Thanks for visiting my little corner of the interwebs. Your support and friendship mean more to me than you could know. I wish you all the best in 2019. Check back often for lots of new information and great recipes!