angelajl Posted August 19, 2013 Share Posted August 19, 2013 I did the July Whole30 (though mine was actually a Whole26 because I left for vacation on the 26th), and it went alright. In those 26 days, I was 100% compliant in effort, though there were a couple items that slipped by my radar: Listerine strips in the first week (clearly not on plan, in retrospect) and balsamic vinegar, the after-effects of which made it immediately obvious that I cannot tolerate sulfites. My results were not too exciting, probably because I'd already cut out all grains (except the occasional rice), soy, and dairy for most of a year before this due to clear sensitivities to those foods. When I weighed and measured on the 26th, I found that I'd lost 4 pounds and a bit less than an inch from several different body measurements. In that W30, I'd also hoped to resolve certain issues: digestive discomfort and irregularity, problematic skin, sleep issues, and whacky menstrual cycles. However, they still plagued me at the end. Since July 26th, I've pretty much reverted to my old ways, though these ways still eliminate grains, soy, and dairy, so it hasn't been all bad. I've just enjoyed way too many potato chips and "paleo" cookies in the past couple weeks. So I'm back now for a self-imposed Whole100. I will start 8/19 and finish 11/27, which - if I counted right - is 100 days. Thanksgiving is 11/28, so that provides a nice ending date. Things I will do differently this time include limiting my consumption of nuts to 1 serving/day, preparing a better afternoon snack than nuts (perhaps chicken, snap peas, and olives?), and diversifying my vegetable intake. I find it very easy to get stuck in the rut of sweet potatoes, kale, carrots, and broccoli. I guess that's not the worst rut to be stuck in, but I need more variety. I'll post my meals here every day. If anyone is reading this and has advice or words of encouragement, I'd love to hear from you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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