I just finished my first round of #whole30. UPDATE: Decided to change things up, going to be practicing many principles of whole30 but getting in some food balance in my life. Making peace with my plate.
How did I do, I lost 12lbs on whole30. My joint pain is almost all gone. I have lots of great sustainable energy all day long. My skin looks great and glowy. I feel overall, great. I wanted to cement the new habits I have formed on whole30, like eating lots of veggies, so I decided another round was for me. I want to continue these good feelings inside and out.
Challenges I have had, getting myself to eat my veggies every day. Fruit no problem, but veggies is another story. I just have never been much of a vegetable eater. Other things was feeling the pull of old habits close to the end of the program. Thinking a lot about wanting to eat everything in site towards the end. That is one reason I am sticking with it, I can feel inside that I am not ready to leave whole30 just yet. I need more time to really develop these new habits. I enjoy the whole30 lifestyle too. It is teaching me a lot about how food effects me. I remember what I felt when I started round one. I don’t want to go back to those feelings and reactions my body had to foods. Like gluten and sugar.
New habits due to whole30.
- No fruit sugars before noon.
- I enjoy black coffee now.
- Protein is my energy friend.
- Veggies are my fiber friends.
Are you doing whole30? Shout out below in the comments.
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Fat Burning Machine! I have definitely noticed my pants are much more loose now. Feeling lighter.
My energy levels are going up and up.
Little to no joint pain. Means = less inflammation.
Overall feeling really good.
Need to incorporate more leafy greens into my diet. I am eating my veggie rainbow but need to get more greens in.
Not hungry. Don’t need to eat every few hours. Sustained throughout the day.
Letting go of food rewards. It’s time to celebrate the 1/2 way mark but I won’t be doing it with food. Maybe a little etsy shop purchase is in order. I need a camera strap for my Canon Rebel.
1/2 Way thru! R1D15!
My latest coffee concoction whole30 approved R1D10.
Boil Water / Mix all ingredients until coconut oil melted and blended well, with a hand foamer.
I like to think of this as my #bulletproof coffee.
R1D9 on whole30 and I am doing good.
Confession time: I miss pizza. The only thing I have missed so far. I love pizza. Saw a commercial on TV last night with pizza and I wanted some. My craving is low, I just miss going out for pizza. It’s a habit and habits take time to rewire and break.
Hunger level: low. These past few days have been low on the hunger scale. I listen to when my body needs food and then I eat.
Tips: Eat your veggies first! I find if I eat all my vegetables at a meal first, then eat my yummy protein source last, I do much better getting all my veggies in. I still struggle some to get in my veggies. Read this article here I wrote earlier. Also I eat less fruit, which I try to stay away from too much sugar. Even though it’s natural fruit sugars I still am cautious. I also am finding raw vegetables my favorite thing to eat. I cook some but mostly eat them raw.
Tip 2: Don’t eat fruit before 12 noon. Keep your blood sugar in check. I find I am craving less and my hunger is lower.
Prep Prep Prep: Do you food prep before hand? Set yourself up for success now! Have meals on hand you can quickly go to if time doesn’t permit cooking a large meal for yourself. We ALL live in a busy busy world, if something comes up you are prepared. Prep your fruit too. I make a raw fruit salad ahead of time, and this allows me to quickly eat some if I wish. Prep your veggies too. Allowing you to go to them quickly if need be.
Those are my handy tips and tricks from this past week on whole30. Wishing you the best on your whole30 journey too!
I suggest signing up for TheWhole30 Daily, it’s well worth the additional information and help it provides. You will get 0-30 emails from whole30.com each day. It costs $14.95 but it’s worth it. It will help set you up for success. Also give you wonderful daily information regarding the plan that can be helpful.
Like today’s email told me why I am so tired! Ah ha! I have not had many side effects yet except being tired. I am napping these past few days. Oh for the love of naps.
Tired: You’re probably more tired and lethargic today. This is your body adapting to its new fuel source – fat – and transitioning out of your old “sugar-burner” days. (We’ll talk about this more on Day 6, when you’ve had some more time to adjust.) This is normal, and will resolve quickly, as long as you do your part to help. Sleep lots. Take naps. Take time off from the gym, or make it a “half-intensity” week. Don’t lean too heavily on caffeine or sugar from fruit to see you through mid-afternoon slumps. Basically, be patient, accept this is a normal part of your transition, and don’t expect any personal bests in the gym, or miraculous energy highs this week. Those things will come in due time, we assure you.
Have you signed up for whole30 daily? Are you doing whole30? Shout it out below and let me know where you are in the plan.