Thursday, May 23, 2013
I'm on day 11 of Whole30. It's a detox type diet...let me just say that I'm not big on fad diets, but I really don't see this as a fad diet at all. The purpose is to get all of the refined, processed, junk out of your body. I'm ALL for that! The claim is that you will sleep and feel overall better. There is testimony after testimony of people getting rid of chronic symptoms that have plagued them for years.
This is a strict NO CHEAT plan. What is not allowed: Sugar (real or artificial), Dairy, Potatoes, Legumes, Grains, MSG, or Alchohol. Like I said~STRICT
So what am I eating?
Meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. Let me just say that I have not been deprived! I have eaten more volume of food in the past 11 days than prolly the past month before I started. I did have some cravings in the beginning of course. And I would be lying if I said I wasn't dying for a latte...that has been the hardest for me!
The only other real rule they have is not to measure or weigh at all throughout the month. This has proved to be difficult (at least the weighing part). I'm an every morning weigh girl..Good or bad. I just have that habit. I am really trying to stay off for the duration of my 30. I don't even expect to loose some crazy large amount, but I don't want that to be my focus.Ever!
My results so far: I have seriously been sleeping so hard. I in general, am a night owl...mainly because I have a difficult time going to sleep at night. Since starting this program, I have slept like a baby. Seriously, I'm so excited about this! Also, my overall mood seems lighter, and I have felt clearer in my thinking. We've all felt the effects of sugar to the brain...not good! Energy levels are moderate to high. And best of all, my jeans already feel looser..great feeling!
Anyway, I will report back on this whole30 adventure in about a week...until then Happy Healthy eating!