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First Time on Whole30? Primal Gourmet Is Here to Help

January 29, 2020

Ronny Joseph Lvovski is a self-taught cook, food photographer, Paleo recipe blogger and coffee enthusiast over at Primal Gourmet. He’s also a full-time Art History professor. Today, he’s sharing how you can make the most out of your Whole30® journey.

What kept you motivated to complete your first Whole30® month even when it felt
impossible?

The biggest motivator for me was being able to see results each day. Non-scale victories like having more energy or being able to take deeper breaths are what I focused on when times got
tough.

What would you tell Thrive Market members who are at the end of their first Whole30 month and need a little encouragement to finish strong?

Working with momentum is much easier than starting from scratch and you owe it to yourself to see this through to the end. Besides, you’ve made it this far and most of the hard work is already done.

Any favorite recipes or snacks that helped you make it through?

I tend to make a lot of Picadillo and Caldo Verde during a Whole30. They’re easy, filling, and total crowd-pleasers. Plus, they taste better the next day and are great for meal prep.

How do you prevent yourself from feeling deprived while doing a Whole30® month?

I have to admit, it’s rare for me to not be thinking about food. But one thing that helps make sure I don’t start thinking about food that’s off limits, is exercise. Getting in a workout, even if it’s a really quick one, recalibrates my compass and makes me want to stick with the program.

This article is related to:

Whole30, Whole30 Diet, Whole30 Recipes

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Lily Comba

Lily Comba has never met a baked good she didn't like. When she's not baking, you'll find her writing, taking a Pilates class, or collaborating with the editorial and social team as a Senior Content Writer at Thrive Market.

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