Here’s another blog post that’s way overdue! It’s been about a month since I have finished my Whole30 challenge. You can check out my plan and reasons for starting the challenge here.
- Lost a total of 10 pounds
- Lost almost 2 inches off my waist (didn’t measure the rest of my body)
- My sleeping habits are great
- I am able to stay away from gluten without struggling
- No longer have a constant sweet tooth
- No longer have digestive issues
- I feel like I have become a smart eater. I can easily make smart choices and when I do indulge, I do not feel guilty.
First off, let me just say I am so happy I did it. I feel so much better and I am really happy with my current diet. My biggest goal with Whole30 was to heal my digestive system and remove gluten from my diet. And I was able to do just that. I am still not snacking. I do occasionally eat Quest Bars if I am really hungry and cannot wait until the next meal. Those are my favorite protein bars.
A couple weeks ago, a few of my best friends came to visit. I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted. So I ended up eating gluten for 5 days in a row. It took me a total of 5 days to recover. Every single day I experienced nausea, bloating, headaches, constipation, and fatigue. It was no bueno… but it made me realize why I even did the challenge to begin with. The symptoms I was experiencing is how I felt every single day before I began Whole30. Everyday was a struggle. For some reason I couldn’t stay away from gluten. I knew it was going to make me feel like crap but I still ate it. I no longer have these battles and it feels amazing.
If you are debating whether or not to do a Whole30 please do! The best advice I could give is make sure you plan plan plan! The only way you will succeed is by planning. Stay positive and stay focused. It’s only 30 days 🙂
I apologize for the delay in posting! Feel free to ask any questions!