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I was introduced to the Whole30 by a couple of work colleagues. At first I thought there is no way in hell I'll be able to go 30 days without grain, dairy, sugar etc. After a couple days of deliberation, I figured I'd give it a shot.


I'm 27 years old and have always struggled with my weight. I'm 5ft 11in and was weighing in a 240lbs. I have always struggled with weight and my image. It's hard when society constantly bombards you with images of extremely fit and beautiful people. I weighed 240 in High School and it wasn't until my Freshman year in college for me to lose a lot of weight and that was due to three things: terrible dorm food, I began to jog regularly and I got sick which resulted it a significant amount of weight loss. By the end of my sophomore year I was at a slim 185lb!


It didn't take much for the pounds to come back. My mentality was "I'm the lightest I've been, I can eat that". I always felt like I had a buffer zone to work with because I had lost so much weight and in a matters of years; here I am back to my High School weight.


I had tried crash diets, exercise, cutting certain foods out and beyond. All of which were quick fixes and never changed the bad eating habits and mentality of treating my body well.


Fast forward to about 30 days ago to the start of the program. Much like the timeline will tell you, I had the cravings, I had the dreams of eating ice cream and brownies and yes, I too had my challenges to overcome. But what challenges I faced and eventually overcame; came the reward of how I felt, the better sleep I got, I stopped snoring (my girlfriend LOVES that), my workout routines got easier, my energy was up and I have overall become a happier person because I feel great. And to top it all off I've lost a bit of weight (roughly 15lbs).


For all of you out there that struggle with weight and image and feel like they've tried it all. Change your life and try this challenge. Today is my 30th day and I have no desire to go back to the way I was. Yes, I have a long way to go to get to my target weight but, the Whole30 taught me a lot about my relationship with food and a lot about my opened my eyes to my inner strength to challenge myself and better myself.


Go get better! I have your back!





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