I’m proud to say I’m on day 19 of the Whole 30 diet! Woo! I’m doing much better than I thought I would on this diet. You might be thinking, what is the Whole 30? The Whole 30 is a 30 day diet that removes added sugar, chemicals, dairy, grains, alcohol, and junk foods from your diet. My husband and I decided we would do this diet together. I find that you are always more successful when you have a good support system.
Prior to the diet, I started stocking our pantry with Whole 30 compliant foods and removing any foods that were not approved. This has definitely helped us because if we don’t have those foods at home, we won’t cheat on our diet.
Justin and I have done this diet together before. The last time was a few years ago when I was training for a fitness competition. This time we decided to do it because Justin and I were developing poor eating and drinking habits. We would find ourselves drinking wine more often and always late-night snacking. We also both noticed significant weight gain and it wasn’t a good look. One of the Whole 30 “rules” is that you’re not supposed to weigh yourself until the end. We both broke that rule but oh well. I noticed my clothes fitting better so I had to hop on the scale and see my results. So far, I’m down 4 lbs and Justin is down 14 lbs! So crazy! We aren’t starving ourselves, we are just focusing on our health and our diets. I have noticed I feel better overall. I have more energy, I’m not bloated, my digestion is better, my skin is clearer, and the best part is I haven’t had migraines! The diet is a little more time consuming because you have to prep more food but it’s definitely worth it.
It’s crazy the amount of negative feedback you get while you’re on a diet. It’s almost like people get mad that you are focusing on your health. I think it makes them feel insecure about their own eating habits. I personally don’t care what everyone else eats. Want a donut? Eat it. Want some wine? Go ahead. You do you.
I’ve been tracking my journey on Instagram and posting the meals I’ve been eating. Here are some of my meals below.
Have any of you completed the Whole 30 diet? What did you think? If not, check it out – www.whole30.com