Shine99 Posted May 15, 2015 Share Posted May 15, 2015 I did it! Today is day 31! Yipee! I feel great! The first two weeks I was very tired, but ever since I've slept more soundly and had much more energy throughout the day. More importantly, I have almost NO food cravings at all! There were probably 3 times during the 30 days when I really wanted an alcoholic beverage (I drank very regularly prior to Whole30), but other than that I had no problem sticking with compliant food. My scale tells me I'm down 8 pounds, which is a good, healthy amount of weight to lose in 30 days. Yay me! The most profound thing I've experienced is a healthier relationship with food. I have struggled with weight, food addicitions, food obsessions, etc. for as long as I can remember. Taking out the franken-foods and inflammatory foods has helped me have a more even emotional state about food, more pragmatic and sensible. I feel great and in control. I want to continue in this lifestyle and I want to add in regular exercise to my daily routine. I'm starting this morning with a yoga class, my first! I plan to also add strength training and walking. As far as reintroductions go I plan to reintroduce things in a "food testing" manner; stay compliant but add something for a day or two, go back to being compliant for a few days (until I feel this good again) then add something else. We have tickets to a craft beer festival so by default alcohol will be first. I'm not sure if I'll have anything today or not...and we've already planned to take Uber because we know my tolerance will be very low! I don't plan to overdo it tomorrow though, so I'm anxious to see how I feel on Sunday! Keeping a log helped so much during Whole30 so I'm committed to continuing that practice. Here's Day 31: D31M1: Breakfast casserole (3 eggs, kale/spinach/chard/onion/red bell pepper) topped with 1/2 avocado D31M2: Compliant chicken salad (chicken, homemade mayo, olive salad, onion) in lettuce cups D31M3: Turkey taco meat in lettuce cups, roasted brussells sprouts & cauliflower, 1/2 sweet potato (Maybe a slightly dirty gin martini...we'll see how I feel) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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