My Whole30 Experience

I would first like to acknowledge the fact that I went through a flurry of activity in September and then promptly moved on to other things and left this blog behind. This is my way, unfortunately.

BUT. I’m back on track and back here to hopefully keep myself motivated and share my story, which was my initial goal.

I want to talk to you all about the Whole30. It’s been getting a lot of press lately, and has been blowing up on social media with thousands of posts on Instagram and Facebook. I’m not going to write a post about what it is. This is going to be about what it’s done for me.

I completed my Whole30 on March 12 of this year, and I can attest to the fact that this program is truly life changing. Of course there’s the physical – I dropped 12 pounds in 30 days and was able to fit into pants that previously left my muffin top in a choke hold. But I also dropped my LDL cholesterol by almost 50 points. My heartburn went away completely and some pesky tummy troubles that have plagued me since freshman year of college all by disappeared.

Even though I’ve fallen off the Whole30 wagon a little (I’m looking at you, Sub Galley), the positive effects I felt from those 30 days almost five months ago are still keeping me running now. It made me so much more aware of how terrible I felt then and how amazing I feel now. Now, when I feel heartburn coming on, I can trace it back exactly to something that I ate and make a mental note to not eat it again, or at least acknowledge the consequences before I sink my teeth in.

I just started a new eating plan that I’ll be blogging about soon, but I’m still incorporating elements of the Whole30 way of life. Still avoiding sugars and SWYPO and just being more conscious of what and how I eat.

Anyone else out there care to share their own Whole30 experience? What were some of the surprise successes you had?

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