Romaine Lettuce Saved My Whole 30 Experience

The following is an excerpt from Episode 42 – You’re Not Too Much; They’re Not Enough. Listen to the whole episode on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

We are on the Whole 30 diet. There are exactly 30 days between the Tuesday after Memorial Day and the day that we leave for our big week-long vacation with my family, we decided that this is the perfect time to do. Kind of a diet, more with a lifestyle change for us.

We chose Whole 30 partly because it was a perfect 30 days between when we wanted to start and when we wanted to end.

And for me, the for those of you that don’t know what the Whole 30 is, I totally understand as I’m still learning as well. So Whole 30? The idea of it is, from my basic understanding, just low carb. But it’s more than that. You don’t eat sugar. You don’t drink alcohol. You don’t eat dairy. You don’t have grains. And no legumes – that’s peanuts, beans and soy.

I figured this diet would be pretty easy because I somehow manage to eat low carb anyways, except for one factor – I fucking love bread. I love it so much. I love eating sandwiches and wraps. Those made up about 80% of what I eat.

But then I tried using romaine lettuce in place of bread – CRAZY!  You take one of the lettuce hearts to make a kind of taco shell and you put any kind of meat that you’re eating in it. This was revolutionary for me! And honestly, I think I can now go without bread maybe for the rest of my life. That is very extreme. I’m not going to say that, but yeah – it’s revolutionary for me.

Ground chicken taco meat in a romaine lettuce boat topped with slaw mix.

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