BobMango Posted January 9, 2017 Share Posted January 9, 2017 Today is Day 15 of my first Whole30. This is quite the learning experience. After some initial crying and moaning I seem to have adapted quite nicely to eating this way. My wife and I are doing this together. Her primary motivation is that she has RA and is looking for non-drug ways to handle the inflammation and chronic pain. My motivation is my health and supporting her. We both weighed before starting but have not glanced at the scale since. It will be interesting to see, but I've noticed that the non scale victories are very motivating by themselves. I thought at first all the emphasis on the NSVs was designed to distract from the scale. Maybe that is true to some extent but I found they are very real for me and my wife. What have we seen? Wife: - significantly reduced joint inflammation and redness. Her hands used to be red and swollen with inflammation, now, 15 days in, and most of the swelling is gone, (one knuckle is being stubborn) and no more redness. - chronic pain greatly reduced - better energy and sleep, although the sleep thing is still a little hit and miss, but improved. Me: - sleep much improved, rarely wake up and sleep very soundly - clothes fit way better. Belly bloat much reduced and overall can see slimming effects. - lots of energy all day, no more afternoon slumps We have picked up our physical activity as a result of the energy boost and are walking about about 20 miles a week. There is a nature trail behind our neighborhood that we are using regularly now. We share the cooking and cleaning duties, which as many have mentioned are not insignificant. I find each time I make mayo or a dressing I'm getting better at it, meaning less time and cleanup required, so it's getting better. I haven't really experienced many of the negative effects that others have, my wife definitely went through KATT and sugar withdrawals, but other than some occasional irritability I've been pretty even keeled. i find myself looking forward to new culinary experiences rather than obsessing about what I can't have. Anyway, just wanted to encourage those also on this journey of transformation and discovery. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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