I was a little scared when I started it, I knew it was not going to be easy but I wanted to get rid or let me say decrease drastically my sugar cravings. I didn't really need to loose weight but I wanted to make the habit of choosing wisely the things I ate, I wanted to eat healthier and wanted to loose a few inches of belly fat. I lost a total of 10 lbs, and most of them I lost them during the first week. While doing the Whole30 you are encouraged not to step on the scale during the month but honestly I didnt want to loose too much weight
If you are wondering how was this possible, let me tell you that it is, and its not so bad. The first few days are harder, but as days go by your body gets more used to it.
Here are some of the things that I learned while doing the Whole30
1. I am a lot stronger than I thought- I honestly didn't need to loose weight, and often people questioned me why was I doing the Whole30, but this was much more than loosing weight. It was my attempt to change eating habits and to eat more wholesome foods and less of that which adds no value to my body.
2. You cannot expect great changes on your body if you are not willing to make sacrifices. I used to think that I could never have a flat stomach because my body was designed like that and there was nothing I could do about it. With Whole30 and a few minutes of exercise almost every day, my belly fat was gone. My body has never looked and felt better, and it was a reminder to me that it can be done, but I must pay the price.
3. Find support on friends and family, it's a lot easier. Other people can help you and motivate you. If you cant find someone close by, there are thousands of users in Instagram starting everyday, and willing to show you some support.
4. The food you eat does have an effect on the way you feel both physically and emotionally. Leaving the obvious physical results aside, let me tell you how I felt l found myself invigorated with energy, woke up earlier every morning, and it was easy to go back to sleep after waking up to feed baby (I have a hard time with this one)
6. You don't have to spend too much money to eat healthy. Walking through the healthy food aisle on the grocery store can be intimidating when you look at the prices. I noticed I saved a lot of money by not buying certain things, my monthly grocery budget was a bit higher the first two weeks but went down after.
7. I will still enjoy a piece of my favorite dessert once in a while. The fact that I did and loved doing the Whole30 doesn't mean I am giving up certain things forever. I am just more aware of what I give my body, and want to make smart choices when it comes to nurturing it. I can ask myself the question. Does my body really need this?
Overall I am highly satisfied with Whole30, mostly for the changes I will make in my attempt to treat my body better.
Did you do a Whole30? What did you learn?