Bucket Posted September 26, 2012 Share Posted September 26, 2012 I felt good after my first Whole30, but not anywhere near as great as I had expected I would. Focusing on whole foods is important to me. I have been a very healthy eater all along, but cutting out all dairy, grains, and legumes was new. Half way through my first Whole30 my employment pass was finally approved and I was able to start my job in Singapore. We are new expats and doing a Whole30 outside of the US has been a bit of a trial, but starting work made things a bit harder. Still, I was really pleased that I completed the Whole30 with no slip-ups. But I wanted to see better results, so after a brief hiatus that involved some 85% cocoa chocolate, cocoa powder and coconut creme, and one night of pizza and soda with my husband, it was back onto the Whole30 bandwagon for me. This time in order to see better results I cut out nuts and fruit unless they were in recipes - almonds and raisins in cauliflower cous cous, for example. I also completely eliminated nut butter and coconut milk/creme unless it was in a recipe. I think the new level of restrictiveness has not been good. It has made it harder to stay on track. Also, I think that the lack of fruit has compromised some of my energy during the day. Now that I have reintroduced fruit I also believe that fruit more than vegetables is responsible for keeping me regular. I guess this is all about learning. But I think I would like to hear more from people about what goes on after Whole30. Do people mostly stick to paleo with occasional revisits to a strict Whole30? I know that Melissa and Dallas have written about off-roading, but there seems to be something missing if they are also writing about doing a few days of strict Whole30 before traveling or planned off-roading. What happens between a month of Whole30 and the strict tune-up Whole 5s? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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