30 days. THIRTY! I made it! Here’s what I can tell you today:
- I definitely lost weight, but I am traveling so I don’t know how much yet
- I feel 300% better and have at least that much more energy, especially in the afternoons
- I no longer even LIKE the taste of Diet Pepsi, which I consumed in ridiculous amounts prior to this (now it tastes like hyper-sugary chemicals)
- I have a plan for reintroduction that I’m excited to start on (but not until Thursday when I get home)
Is it hard? Yes, it’s hard. But Whole30 is about tough love. It’s not hard when you think about what REALLY is hard (giving birth, fighting cancer, losing a loved one, earning a Masters’ degree, etc.)
Is it worth it? YES. I don’t even need to qualify that.
Does it really jumpstart a lifestyle change? YES. Well, sort of. It’s actually a learning tool. I am almost certain I will never eat quite the same way again, and if I do slip at all, I know exactly where to go to get back on track.
More on Friday when I have a weight loss count and the reintroduction process has begun (with wine…because…wine).
P.S. If you want to learn more, get the book “It Starts With Food,” by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. (I have no financial interest in you buying through this link.)