Before I started the Whole30, I was working out 3-4 days per week. I pretty much ate whatever I wanted, which wasn’t all bad…but it wasn’t all good either. I ate spaghetti squash, but I also ate pizza. I wasn’t consistent. And, although I was working my butt off at bootcamp and the gym 3-5 days per week I was actually gaining weight. I was gaining muscle and all that, but I wasn’t loosing the fat. They really are telling the truth when they say that weight loss is 20% exercise and 80% what you put in to your body.
Now, I know that the Whole30 isn’t supposed to be about loosing any weight, it’s supposed to be about changing your life and your eating habits. Well, for me it’s done both. I have had AMAZING results both physically and mentally. I lost 13 pounds in 30 days. Now, I want to preface by saying that I continued to work out at least 3 times per week…so my results might not be typical if you don’t exercise, but you will STILL see results.
The thing I love the most about the Whole30, it that I have changed the way I think about food. When I go to the grocery store I go around the edges of the store and grab all of the meats and produce first, and then make my way in to the aisles. I read the labels on packaged food. I don’t even have the urge to go get a bag of pasta and some sauce. It has only been a few days since my Whole30 ended, but I can already see that I have much more willpower. I say no to sweets and other bad foods that I wouldn’t normally say no to. I’m not saying that I will keep eating entirely Whole30, but I am definitely going to try and keep up most of my new habits. So far, I have been eating mostly Whole30 for lunch and dinner this entire week anyways!
My hope is that I will continue cooking good, healthy meals for Wes and I, and only have a little bit of a “cheat” on the weekend. This also means I will have to choose wisely where I want my one meal to be from:) Gotta pick something good!
To sum it all up, if you are thinking about doing a Whole30, I would highly recommend it. I never thought that I would make it through an entire 30 days without pasta and chocolate, but I did it and I am better off for it. Let me know if you plan to try it out, I would love to connect and help support each other!:)
*This is NOT a sponsored post. I just really love this program!*