It Starts with Food, Whole30

Last Monday (September 14), I started Whole 30. I had heard about it, but when my sister asked if I wanted to try it with her I went full out in research mode. I got the books “Whole 30” and “It Starts with Food,” started a Whole30/Paleo Pinterest page, and read Whole30 forums. And I was hooked.

If you’re not familiar with Whole 30, here it is in a nutshell. Eat clean, be healthy.

Alright, well I’m guessing you want more details right? I’m glad, because the details are worth sharing! Basically you are asked to clean up your diet for 30 days. These 30 days act as a sort of “reset button” to the body so that after the 30 days you can reintroduce certain foods slowly and see how your body responds. People may tend to have negative reactions to certain foods without realizing it, and this is a way to make it more ah-ha obvious that your body doesn’t care for this or that (probably processed ickness but who knows maybe it is as innocent as peanuts, grains, or beans).

So far I’ve consumed lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, and meats. I avoid added sugars, processed foods, dairy, grains, and alcohol. It has led me to shop mainly produce and make all my meals, and in general eat incredibly healthy. So far it’s been amazing. My afternoon crash is gone, my bloat is gone, digestively i’m right on “track,” any food irritation is gone, sugar obsession is gone, major hunger pangs gone, sleeping fantastic, and in general I feel amazing!

At this point I’m not sure I ever want to go back to what I was eating before, because I feel incredible. I highly recommend anyone to try out Whole30, or at least get your feet wet by trying a week of no added sugar. Either way I’m sure your body will thank you!

It’s been almost 2 weeks in to Whole30 and I’m really happy I started! I will keep everyone updated on my progress!

xoxo, Kate

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