I realized earlier today how long it’s been since I posted something. I have a bunch of topics in my head to post about. I figure the end of my Whole 30 is most appropriate right now.
So, my 30 days of no sugar, no legumes (including peanuts), no alcohol, no dairy and no wheat/gluten has come to an end. In fact it ended three days ago. Re-introducing things into your food intake is hard. If I were to eat something with wheat in it I would most likely get a stomach ache. Dairy would probably make my slightly dizzy and sugar would probably make me shaky. I know this from experience. That’s what happened the other times I ended a Whole 30 and eat off plan things.
Truth be told, I am nervous to eat certain things. Sugar is one. I wanted all things sugar beforer I started this last 30 day journey. And I fed my body all things sugar. I was out of control. I am also nervous to eat wheat and gluten. My body does not like them, but my taste buds do. It’s a battle sometimes to stay away from them. The longer I don’t eat these things, the easier it is to continue to stay away from them. The only dairy I plan on consuming is some half and half in my coffee and that will be when we are out. I’m going to use coconut milk while at home.
I am going to continue this way of eating until we leave for vacation in a few weeks. I might have a few things off plan, but it’s not my goal. I’m hoping that while we are away it will help me to not go “food crazy”. Normally on vacation I eat desserts and French fries and other foods that I normally dont eat. So I am taking a different approach this time. I really hope it works.
A lot of people ask my why I do these Whole 30 ‘s and what they do for me:
- It cleanses my body and gets all the processed foods out
- It proves to me that my mind is a powerful thing
- I rediscover some foods and always find new ones to try in different ways
Here is what I learn from them:
- My body loves good clean fat, the kinds found in plain nuts, avocados, olive oil, ghee, coconut oil.
- It is possible to only fuel my body with good healthy fats
- My body feels amazing when all the crap is out
- I sleep so much better when doing
- My mind is clearer and I can think so much better
- My body does not like heavy carbs like crackers and bread, although my taste buds do
- The more I stay away from wheat and gluten, the easier it is to stay away
- Food Manufactores put CRAP in everything. Sugar is everywhere and so are ingredients you cannot pronounce. I generally don’t want something in my body that I can’t pronounce.
My goal is to stick to this way of eating as best I can for as long as I can. It just makes my body feel good.
Should you try it??? I recommend learning in about and reading the book called It Starts With Food. The author of the book is the one who created this Whole 30 program. Go here http://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/ to learn more about the program. I encourage everyone to learn about it and then decide if it is right for you. Only you know what is best for you.
I can say with certainty that it is right for me. The benefits are amazing and my body just feels good.