ErinD83 Posted June 2, 2013 Share Posted June 2, 2013 Today is Day 29. I am feeling fantastic and have no plans to stop any time soon. The first few weeks were tough - I think my body was going through some major detoxing and adjustments, but this last week and a bit I have been feeling absolutely fantastic. I have so much more energy, my skin is so clear (a coworker told me my face and eyes looked brighter last week! ), and my relationship with food has improved immensely. I have gone through about 6 or 7 years of different diets, Weight Watchers, extreme over-training and calorie restriction. I feel so free not having to track every piece of food that I eat and not weighing myself every single day. I also love not snacking constantly throughout the day and I was terrible about snacking after dinner. This has been totally eliminated and I feel satisfied! I feel so much better! The reason that I want to keep going is that I still sometimes have the thoughts that I should be tracking my food and weighing myself. Confession - I did continue to track and weigh a few times through the first few weeks. I need to keep going to get past that. I gained a bit of "fluff" the first couple weeks, but I was overdoing the fruits and nuts. I have really tried to stick to lots of veggies, healthy fats (avocado, coconut oil) and protein the last week and a bit and I am feeling so much better! Nuts are not my friend and I can definitely overdo the fruit. I also have suffered from some major food intolerances and have eliminated gluten, dairy and junk food over the last few years. However, I was still eating a lot of oatmeal, rice, quinoa, gluten free flours, etc. I always felt bloated and would still get bad stomachaches and headaches very often. I was so frustrated because I didn't know what I was eating that was causing the problems. I went for some tests and found out that I have had a form of salmonella and one strain of my gut bacteria was also overgrown. My naturopath suggested I try Paleo, along with other supplements to heal my gut. That was almost a month ago...I am so happy that I found the Whole30 and began this journey!!! Goals for the next 30 days: 1) Avoid eating too much fruit - incorporate it with meals - don't eat it alone as a snack 2) No nuts - they make me bloated and are hard to digest and are a food without brakes 3) Don't fear the fat! 4) Eat LOTS of veggies 5) Continue food prep Sundays - this is a lifesaver during the week! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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