Well, I did it! Monday was day 30 of my Whole30 Challenge. I lost a total of 9 pounds, which is wonderful, but there were bigger wins than that. I am falling asleep faster and sleeping better, I am less bloated, feel lighter, and my sugar cravings are almost completely nonexistent. I have not been sick, or had a headache since the day I started. My energy seems to be more level during the day, and I am less moody.
Since I feel so good, I have decided to keep on with the challenge for a while longer. The only things that I miss are coffee with creamer and splenda, and honey in my tea. This doesn't seem like a good enough reason to give in just yet.
This has been a very cool experiment, and I would recommend it to anyone that wants to detox their system. I'm looking forward to where it takes me next. :)
Days 3 and 4 I was exhausted by the end of the day. I'm talking DEAD TIRED. I was in bed by 9:30 each night. On Day 5 I seemed to have more energy, and even managed to stay awake until 11 last night.
I am really seeing that it is taking less food for me to feel full on. Also, the sugar cravings are less intense. I especially miss sweetener in my tea, which I would often have in the evening after dinner. I'm drinking my tea plain now, and it isn't bad, but I can't say that I prefer it like this. (At least not yet!)
You can live a healthy lifestyle in the real world without giving up everything that makes you happy.