Today end the first day of the Whole30 program (first go-round as well). The program is not too far from where I was except for the grains, dairy and sugar! I was careful with my grains (made my own whole-grain bread) and generally tried to avoid those types of carbs whenever possible. I also carefully watched my sugar intake (except of course when I wasn't watching it) - but seriously I am at the point where I'm not running from that sugar dragon - cravings are mostly at bay for most things - BUT I've been using saccharine in my coffee for 50 years! I've recently been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and high cholesterol and I'm overweight and unable to take it off. I also suffer from chronic pain and IBS! Today I read all the 'science-y' stuff in the book and I now have a better understanding of why! Even though I don't eat a lot of junk food or sweets, I see how the other things are adversely affecting my health.... I hope to turn that around in the next 30 days!