Guess what?? I have conquered the Whole30! It was a challenge to say the least, but the outcome has made it worth while. By changing my eating habits and working out, it has truly been a lifestyle change. Not only do I look better, I feel better. Ive been a sufferer of migraines since high school and I always woke up with them every other day. I havent had one since day 3 of this program! I havent had to take my stomach medication that I’ve been on for 5 years and I wake up feeling refreshed and energized every morning! I lost my bloated belly and slayed my sugar dragon. It has truly helped with all of my health issues and I am down 10 pounds!
Coming Off of the Whole30
I’ve read that a lot of people go back to their old eating habits and dont feel so good. I think it is because your body isnt used to all of the junk. I was out shopping and decided to get a mini ice cream sandwich. BIG MISTAKE! I could hardly eat the whole cookie. It was very sweet and I couldn’t believe that before these 30 days I could eat almost half of a container of chips ahoy! Cheese is also a big issue with my stomach, but it always was. I have just decided to try and avoid it altogether. I still drink my black coffee with cinnamon and will continue to make healthy choices.
What will you eat now?
A lot of people have asked me if I will start eating “normal” again. I love the way I feel and look, so why would I want to go back to my old eating habits? I have so much more energy, I wake up early, no migraines, no belly pains, there’s just no reason to go back.
We often don’t think about the foods we consume. Eating for fuel instead of pleasure is something a lot of people struggle with. I was guilty of that, too. I would often treat myself to frozen yogurt or candy for accomplishments.
If you’re up for it, give this program a try. It is more than a diet, it is a true lifestyle changer.
Read about my first week on the Whole30 Here.