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Whole 30: What is it and what to buy?!

As many of you know I have started on my goals for 2017 right away! I’ve restarted BBG and decided to do Whole 30 again! I’m not even going to lie it’s pretty tough.  With everyday life and of course any disasters that may come with it sometimes you want to break down and just give up.  Don’t! I promise if you do you will only feel better for maybe 5 minutes and then realize you just let everything you’ve been working for go! It sucks trust me!

Anyways so some people who have no idea what BBG or Whole 30 is.  Well luckily for you I’m here to help explain one of those today! So, Whole 30 is all about a body reset.  I decided to do this now because the holidays kind of through me for a loop (I’m sorry I just couldn’t help it!).  You aren’t allowed to eat certain things (carbs, sugar, the usual) but are able to eat lots of options! BTW this is not a diet! Consider it a start to a lifestyle change. 🙂 Side note I also purchased FitTea because along with resetting I want to detox! (I may be a little crazy I know!) This is my second time doing it and I highly recommend it! Yes, you will have your lows but you also have amazing highs! At least try it and see if it’s something you like!

So now onto the grocery list! This is what I usually buy and it’s all good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (also snacks!).


Veggies                                               Fruit                                        Protein

Spinach                                               Lemons                                     Chicken legs
Carrots                                                Limes                                        Chicken breast
Sweet Potatoes                                  Apples                                       Ground Turkey (LOTS!)
Broccoli                                               Bananas                                   Eggs
Onions                                                 Strawberries                           Chicken Sausage
Green Beans                                       Blueberries                              Steak

Fats                                                     Drinks                                   Other

Extra Virgin Olive Oil                     Water                                       Balsamic Vinegar
Ghee (Clarified Butter)                  Sparkling Water                     Chicken Broth
Coconut Oil                                      Almond Milk                           Salt
Almond Butter                                 Coconut Milk                          Pepper
Avocados (LOTS!)                           Coffee                                       Cinnamon
Cashews                                             Tea                                           Paprika
Pecans                                                                                                  Thyme
Pistachios                                                                                            Canned Tuna/Chicken


I hope this shopping list helps and that many of you give Whole 30 a try! I’ll link the book here if anyone is interested in buying it! Let me know if you’ve tried Whole 30 and if you haven’t what are somethings that you have done to give your body a full reset!

Have a great hump day!



Silvia M.

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  • Reply Whitney

    I tried Whole30 once a few years ago and while it was hard, I really did feel better! I think you’re totally right, it’s not a diet – it’s the start of a lifestyle change!

    January 11, 2017 at 8:45 am
    • Reply Silvia

      This is the 2nd time I’m doing it and I love it!

      January 11, 2017 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Summer Telban (@SummerTelban)

    Thank you for giving more information on the Whole 30! I need to do a cleanse or reset soon, so it was helpful!

    January 11, 2017 at 9:20 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Sure! I’m glad it helped.

      January 11, 2017 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Dawn McAlexander

    It sounds like a pretty good plan. I noticed that chicken breasts were on your list. When I was trying to lose weight, eating chicken breasts and salads seem to work the best for me.

    January 11, 2017 at 10:20 am
    • Reply Silvia

      That’s a great combo!

      January 11, 2017 at 11:53 am
  • Reply robin masshole mommy

    I have been hearing all kinds of good things about Whole 30, but I wasn’t sure what it was all about. I learned a ton here today.

    January 11, 2017 at 11:30 am
    • Reply Silvia

      I’m so happy it helped!

      January 11, 2017 at 11:54 am
  • Reply fairyprincessjord

    I’ve heard great things about Whole 30, changing your lifestyle is always way more successful and positive than a diet (:

    January 11, 2017 at 12:11 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Exactly and thats why I do it!

      January 11, 2017 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Ashley Mason

    I’ve heard of Whole 30 but have never tried it. One of my goals for 2017 is to eat healthier so I’m definitely going to look more into this!

    January 11, 2017 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yes thats exactly why I like it!

      January 11, 2017 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Karen Yannacio Morse

    I could totally use a body reset! Big time! I have heard about the Whole 30 but havent really researched it much more than that. I’ll take a peek at whats involved!

    January 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    I’ve heard so many good things about the Whole30 but have yet to try it! Keep up the great work girly!! <3

    January 11, 2017 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    I’ve heard about this but never had the guts to try it lol. maybe some day.

    January 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      You totally should it’s amazing!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    I’ve done Whole 30 before; it felt really good, but it’s definitely not something I can do long-term. I have a hard time eliminating foods from my diet!

    January 11, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yeah I can see that. I think slowly adding in is a great way to not make it feel so painful at least for me!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply kitstanwood

    I’ve been trying to get back into meal prepping so I’ll definitely take a look into this!!! It’s a great list . Imma try to cook some new veggies I haven’t before!

    January 11, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      That sounds like a perfect plan!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Anna

    Ooh, I definitely couldn’t do the Whole 30! I’m a junk food fiend! Good luck with it though!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

    January 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Haha thank you!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Annette Dattilo

    I have been hearing about Whole 30 everywhere. Thank you for the info.

    January 11, 2017 at 5:35 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      No problem!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Heather L.

    I like how you really focused on what you can have vs what you can’t have with Whole 30. I’m glad it works for you. I found that I’m one of the few people who doesn’t do well on low carb eating plans. It apparently runs in the family as my Dad also feels ill on them. I do like many of the aspects of Whole 30 as it helps you adjust to not eating processed foods which is huge. Good luck!

    January 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you so much! I hope you find something that works for you!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Alix Maza

    This is so interesting! Way to get the year started on the right foot.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

    January 11, 2017 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Terri Steffes

    The Whole 30 is big around here and has been for ages. It is a good thing to do and I hear it can entirely reset your taste buds.

    January 11, 2017 at 7:15 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yeah it definitely does!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Chloe

    I 100% believe a good cleanse is a great way to start a healthy lifestyle! Good luck!

    January 11, 2017 at 9:35 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you and I totally agree with you.

      January 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    I considered the whole 30 but decided that it was not possible unless I wanted to cook separately for the family who wasnt interested. I try to eat as clean as possible though

    January 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Oh I totally understand! It’s hard if others living with you are on a different plan.

      January 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Debra

    The whole 30 looks so hard but the benefits would be so worth it. Can I really be disciplined enough to do it? I don’t know?

    January 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Haha you never know until you try!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Maegan Clark

    I’m so impressed! The Whole30 seems so intimidating to me!

    January 11, 2017 at 11:06 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      It isn’t to bad really haha! Thank you!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply Kiwi

    Thank you for explaining. I saw some people talking about Whole 30 but I did assume it was another diet. I am glad to know its just a new way to eat but they still have plenty of options!

    January 12, 2017 at 2:28 am
    • Reply Silvia

      No problem! 🙂

      January 12, 2017 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply meximoments

    Sounds like a great and healthy way to cleanse your body & start over. I really need to try something new.

    January 12, 2017 at 7:04 am
    • Reply Silvia

      I hope you are able to find something new!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply Jeanine Macintosh

    I know quite a few people who have done whole 30 I myself couldn’t but wish I could. I just dont like enough stuff to sustain a diet like this. I wish, it looks great.

    January 12, 2017 at 10:48 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! I hope you are able to find something just as great for you!

      January 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Logan

    This is so interesting! I never knew what Whole30 was exactly but hear about it all the time! Thank you for including a grocery list! So convenient!

    January 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      No problem! I’m glad it helps! 🙂

      January 12, 2017 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply annalisanuttall

    Thank you for the explanation. I wish we have something like this here in the uk.

    January 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      No problem and Amazon might sell a kindle version of the book!

      January 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Kecia | Online Income Mom

    I have read up on Whole 30 but haven’t given it a try. I need to….I have a matron of honor dress to wear in 3 months!

    January 12, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Oh my congrats! Such an honor!

      January 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Brittany

    I’ve heard so much about Whole 30 but I never really knew what it was. Thanks so much for explaining it. It seems like a great way to make a lifestyle change that will actually make a difference.

    January 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Sure and it really does! Even though I kind of went back and ate things I wasn’t suppose to it wasn’t all the time or didn’t have cravings for such things anymore.

      January 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Catherine Murton

    Perfect timing. I was just trying to look into Whole30 yesterday and got overwhelmed and quit. Your list is going to make it easy for me to stick to. The no sugar thing will suck for a few days until I adjust to it but I’m glad to see coffee still makes the cut!

    January 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yes I know I would die without coffee!

      January 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Sydney Power

    I have seen this pop up everywhere! I would love to try it!

    January 13, 2017 at 12:29 am
    • Reply Silvia

      You should its amazing!

      January 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply reesann723

    While the whole30 is HARD, I felt and looked my absolute best ever in my life when I did it!!!! I really need to do it again!

    January 13, 2017 at 8:45 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Me too! That’s why I decided to try again!

      January 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply almostindianwife

    Girl I’ve been looking for a list like this! I just bought a whole 30 cookbook and am dying to do it! My big goal this year is to get my family healthy!

    January 13, 2017 at 10:08 am
    • Reply Silvia

      That is such a great goal good luck!

      January 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply adriana

    This is awesome! I’ve always considered Whole 30 – it seems like an awesome program!

    January 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      It’s really good I would highly suggest it!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Megan mccoig

    I’ve never heard of this. The past few weeks I’ve changed up my diet and exercise routine and am seeing it more like a lifestyle change to. Great post!

    January 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! That sounds like a lifestyle change and I’m glad it’s working for you!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Jazz

    This is a great list, Syliva! I am going to send this to my sorority sister who is currently doing Whole 30.

    January 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yay I hope it helps her!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Debbie-jean Lemonte

    I need to try this. I’ve been trying to get my life and grocery list together. This is definitely going to help.

    January 14, 2017 at 11:21 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yay! I’m glad it will help you!

      January 16, 2017 at 9:40 am
  • Reply terricairns

    This sounds like a healthy change. Its great to try to start the new year in a new mindset, especially after the holidays when we tend to eat more than we usually would.

    January 15, 2017 at 3:40 am
    • Reply Silvia

      I know my holidays were filled with lots of yummy things but it’s time to restart my eating habits.

      January 16, 2017 at 9:54 am
  • Reply macarenaferr

    I’ve been dying to try Whole 30! Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

    xo // http://www.thematerialgirl.co

    January 15, 2017 at 7:52 am
    • Reply Silvia

      No problem good luck on your journey!

      January 16, 2017 at 10:10 am
  • Reply stylesprinter

    It’s so funny but we’ve meet our friends last night and they just started the Whole 30 diet. I was impressed how radiant their skin looks after just 2 weeks on the diet!

    January 15, 2017 at 8:16 am
    • Reply Silvia

      That’s amazing!

      January 16, 2017 at 10:13 am
  • Reply rosepetalsinthesea

    While it wouldn’t go with my vegetarian (mostly vegan) diet, I have heard so many people have much success with this diet plan. This post will benefit many of those who are curious about this diet! 🙂 – HilLesha

    January 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply hannahcstark

    This sounds really interesting! I have never heard of it before. I might try it out:)

    xoxo, Hannah

    January 16, 2017 at 5:37 am
    • Reply Silvia

      It’s really good! Good luck on your journey!

      January 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Adaleta Avdić

    I’ve noticed a lot of people doing the Whole 30 challenge, and I finally know what IT IS now that I’ve read your post. This looks interesting. We’re also trying to incorporate more juice, and less dairy and meat! xx Adaleta Avdic

    January 16, 2017 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Carolyn

    I have been doing The Shred and love it. I have several friends that love the Whole 30.

    January 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Oh I will have to look into it I’ve never heard of it.

      January 18, 2017 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Seems interesting and glad you enjoy doing it. I’m not even going to pretend I’m going to. My By resolution is actually to eat more small meals but not limiting any types a food that I eat I’m already quite limited on what I can eat due to stomach problems and feel I should enjoy my meals (& I’m a big fan of carbs and sugar)

    January 17, 2017 at 8:02 am
    • Reply Silvia

      That’s great! After the Whole 30 my plan is also to eat smaller meals.

      January 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Kristin @ The Blush Blonde

    This is awesome! Good luck with both!

    The Blush Blonde

    January 18, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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