Whole 30 Complete
Today is January 30th! You know what that means for SO MANY people like me?! It means the WHOLE 30 is COMPLETE! If you finished Whole 30 today then you know what I’m talking about! You probably want to shout it from the rooftops! A small but life-changing New Years victory and the path to healthier eating and feeling amazing!
I wish I could explain to you all how good I feel. Like my insides and outside are finally in sync once again! My skin is flawless, my hair is strong and not falling out nearly as much, I have tons of energy without sugar or caffeine, I feel motivated and am sleeping so good! Also, my stomach is not bloated, gassy or feeling off. TMI?!
My eating habits were ok before I started. I was living gluten free for nearly two years and had reduced my dairy intake significantly. Just a splash of half and half in my morning coffee and that was about it for my day. I occasionally had a small serving of yogurt and granola. I still consumed quite a bit of sugar. That was going to be the biggest habit to break. I loved having my morning coffee with cream and sugar. Now I’ve totally kicked that habit and really enjoy having my coffee with NutPods creamer. I don’t feel a sugar crash mid-morning and that feels great!
Last week, on my 26th day I was feeling like I just couldn’t possibly make another day of this 30 days. I ordered a pizza for my kids to have for dinner as I do on Friday’s. I would have loved to made a GF pizza for me and the hubs and washed it down with some nice red wine. Thinking about the chicken soup I had made the day before and was going to eat again for dinner sounded horrible. I was thinking I had already made it 26 days so maybe that was close enough to 30.
But, I turned myself around and somehow managed to eat my soup and feel much better after I made that good choice. Might sound ridiculous, but pizza and wine would leave me with a cranky attitude the next day. I’m sure of it. I probably would have slept like garbage starting a cycle of bad choices for the weekend.
Last week I also stopped taking photos of all the meals I was eating. I had learned to be accountable for my healthy choices at meal times. Eating lots of fresh veggies, fruits and small amount of proteins.
I know moving forward I’m going to continue to eat in the Whole 30 way but occasionally incorporate non-compliant foods. I just like the way I feel and want to keep that feeling for awhile. I’m curious to see what some trigger foods are for me. I use to eat a lot of legumes, but I don’t think they agree with my tummy. So, as Melissa Hartwig mentions in the Whole 30 Day by day companion, I can introduce non-compliant foods one at a time to see what triggers a reaction. Should be an interesting experiment! I will keep you posted!
The next book I’m going to read on this Food, Freedom, Forever because why not continue to figure out what the best long term diet is for my body? My body has changed multiple times since having my three kids and that is totally fine with me. But, as I’m getting older I want to make sure I’m feeling the best I can day by day. I want to give my body exactly what it needs to feel good and that has been what this Whole 30 journey has taught me the most. I eat good things to feel good and fuel my body.