It's not a diet. It's a lifestyle change.
I cannot believe that I can actually say this. It almost feels surreal.
Before starting this program I thought I was going to die. Not literally of course, but NO GRAINS? No oatmeal, no Ezekiel, no rice, no quinoa.. How was I EVER going to have any energy? Now I don’t even want it. I will never go back to the way I used to eat.
Before starting I was so skeptical. I did not understand why everyone was so crazy about the “Paleo” Life.. Probably because I’m not the biggest meat eater. It’s really true when they say “Don’t knock it until you try it”. I’m still not the biggest meat eater, but I’ve re-discovered my love for so many fruits and vegetables that I almost forgot about. I love food – in a different way now.
I’m SO happy to say that this program has changed my life.
For those of you who don’t know, the Whole30 is a strict Paleo diet for 30 days. You eliminate sugar, (real and artificial), grains, alcohol, legumes, dairy. Paleo is often referred to as the “caveman diet”.
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I made notes for the past two weeks on things I noticed changing so I would remember to include them in my review.
Here are a few things I noticed changes with:
I used to take pre-workout energizers, about 3 times a week. I felt like I needed that extra kick to get a good workout in. I’m now experiencing this amazing sustained energy, all day. There are no points of my day where I feel tired and sluggish, just sore from my workout.
Improved Mental Clarity + Focus
This probably has something to do with being more energized. I find my self more focused at work, at home, while working out etc. I just feel like my head is CLEAR. I used to get crazy migraine headaches and I did experience a few headaches during the whole30, but I didn’t have to take anything to get rid of them. Just drank a bunch of water and relaxed until it went away.
I used to eat a TON. Both my boyfriend and I ate so much. Maybe our stomachs shrunk? We definitely feel a lot more satisfied with less food.
WOW! Peanut butter freak NO MORE! I have gotten over my peanut butter addiction! I do not feel the need to eat chocolate, candy, junk food, greasy food, etc anymore! Well, when I would go grocery shopping and pass through those aisles I would feel a small urge, but I did not have to give in to it. Even when I think of having cake now, I think “OK, I can have a bite, that’s all I TRULY want.” It’s amazing what cutting out sugar can do for you!
My sleep has been AMAZING! I used to wake up 3, 4 times at night. I would wake up and just lay there for an hour, usually play with my phone until I fall back asleep. Not anymore. I sleep SOLID throughout the night. I can officially sleep for 6 hours, roll out of bed and feel so refreshed. Day time naps are no more.
I used to have pretty bad acne. Not so much that I had pimples everywhere, but more scarring. I’ve never seen my scars fade so quickly over 4 weeks ever in my life! My skin isn’t completely clear, but it has definitely improved.
I just feel happier in general. I feel clean, I feel light, I feel less bloated and that makes me feel good. The first week or two were ROUGH. My boyfriend is the most patient man in the world dealing with my low low carb attitude.
I’m sure I can think of a ton of other things that changed but these I made a note of.
I couldn’t have done this without my boyfriend. He was my biggest my inspiration throughout it all. Think I’m strong? He gave up smoking. He was a smoker for 10 years and not only did he change his food choices, he gave up smoking at the same time. I’m so proud of the progress he’s made, and the progress we’ve made together. It was a VERY productive month for us.
I’ve decided to stay about 80% paleo and about 80% gluten free. I don’t think I’ll have non-paleo or non-gluten free unless its for my cheat meal. I have a ton of paleo recipes I can’t wait to share with you all!
I want to thank EACH AND EVERY ONE of you for your continuous support and kind words, you all inspire me to want to be better, and set a better example every day.
If you’re thinking of doing the Whole30, stop thinking! Just do it. Get on the Whole9Life website, plan it out, research your food options, get some ideas and start right now. It WILL change your life.