This real life food experiment is totes legit. When I heard that several of my friends were going to be doing Whole 30 in January, I googled the site, saw what the “rules” were and decided that it would be a great way to get rid of some of the un-healthy eating habits that had crept into our family the last year.
I didn’t intend to lose any weight, although I thought it might be nice. I just wanted a habit breaker, some new healthy recipes, and wanted to see what kind of a difference healthy eating would have on me.
Week One: My bloating went away. (Hey Laura! Your tummy cupcake was just gas and water). Inflammatory pain in my wrist and back was outta here. And, as I shared in earlier posts, the increased energy was a GAME CHANGER.
Week Two: I was impressed with how my psychological response to food was improving. My cravings were pretty much gone and my food was my fuel.
Week Three: Learning the difference between how I craved food or how I was hungry for food was amazing.
Week Four: A new normal? This past week I no longer have to remind myself to NOT pour a glass of milk with dinner, to NOT make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, or that dinner was my last eat for the night. New habits, new meals, and a new me are here to stay.
My top 10 Whole 30 Benefits
- Mentally attuned
- Inflammation and Bloating significantly decreased
- Skin, Hair and Nails healthy
- Intestinal/Gas improved
- Kid’s Behavior
- Fatigue gone
- No longer craving/food habit dependent
- PMS symptoms
- Yes, I did lose weight. I lost 9 pounds.
Our family has come up with a system to incorporate Whole 30 into a more realistic plan, (I’ll share it soon). But, I am committed to keeping my food intake as close as possible to the Whole 30 perimeters.
If you are thinking about doing Whole 30, find a friend, make a plan, do a little research and join me!