Two Truths and a Lie

If you have ever been on a corporate retreat, school team, or a middle school party. You have probably played the game Two Truths and a Lie. I used to love playing this game as we moved to new places or I was in a new position. People tend to always focus on the board facts about things and forget the details. So, for me, it was easy for me to disguise detailed truths as lies. As I began preparing for this Whole30 I wanted to bring something different to the table that we haven’t done before. That’s when the idea came to me, share truths about Whole30 and some lies or rather some misunderstandings about Whole30.

Truth 1: Whole30 is a Lifestyle

While some will say this is just a clever way not to say “diet”. A diet, in my opinion, is a quick fix to reach a goal. Where a lifestyle is a long-term solution to a problem. Eating healthy is a big problem for many people, especially in the United States. But for me personally, I have realized due to my physical restraints due to injury, eating healthy is my best solution for staying healthy and fit. In addition, when you look at something as a lifestyle it tends to have fewer rebound effects.

Truth 2: Whole30 is Eating Bland Food

When people ask me what Whole30 consist of and I explain the requirements, I typically get something like “How can you do that? It sounds so bland” or “What can you even eat?” My answer is always the same, I can eat tons and its delicious. It sad that we as a society have a mindset that if something is healthy it is often bland. But in my experience is all about your mindset and what you choose to eat and not. But after almost a year and a half of cooking Whole30 meals, my friends, family, and I can tell you Whole30 is anything but bland.

Lie: You Can’t Eat That

One thing that you become very comfortable with while doing a Whole30 is being asked, “Can you eat that?” And my response is yes. I can eat anything I want to, but I choose to not eat it while doing a Whole30. This is where mindset comes into play, as well, if you look at Whole30 as what you can’t have you will always be focused on that and will not enjoy the NSV’s that you can. Whole30 is a choice, I am choosing to live this lifestyle and eat this way for 30 days. I appreciate you wanting to help and make sure that I am not breaking rules, but I know what I can and can’t have.

Well, there are my Two Truths and a Lie for you. Please let me know if you like this idea and I will try to share something like this once a week. I am really excited for this Whole30 with some new Stuff and Thingamajigs to use and recipes to try. Stay healthy everyone!


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About G. H. McDonald

I live in Greenville, SC, am a transplant from Lexington, KY. I love being outdoors, kayaking, and going on adventures. Writing is a way for me to work through my mental health journey and expressing my views that are often difficult to articulate. My hope is my writing is an encouragement and challenge to others. I consider myself to be a mental health advocate and ally for social justice.

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