Just to let you know I am on day 17 of my first successful Whole30 (there have been several epic fails at trying to do this program).
I have come to the decision that I do want to end the restrictions on Day 30. That said, I don't want to slip back into a free for all eating lifestyle, and plan to relatively stick to whole food cooking and less takeout. I've been thinking that I would be interested in a primal diet with the addition sugars, some soy (mainly in soy sauce) and dairy. Not really interested in adding back gluten and can live with out most legumes. I'll see upon re-intro.
Now that I've proven I can make it this far with the program, I've been thinking of when to plan future Whole30s. I've read on the boards about the difficulties of sticking to subsequent/consecutive Whole30s ("its harder the second time around"). I also don't want to live in a perpetual Whole30 lifestyle - too restrictive, depriving... Thus, I don't see October as a viable option, plus I don't want to be so restrictive during November (thanksgiving is HUGE, want to stay paleo but want to be able to have at least sugars). Thus, December and/or January seem like viable options.
I like the idea of regular Whole30s every 2-3 months to stay on track with healthy eating and relationship to foods.
Does anyone have advice or could share what worked (or didn't work) for them?
PS: I am a planner...I know I haven't finished this round but I always think ahead.