For anyone contemplating beginning their own Whole 30 journey, I would advise you to do it. And stick to it.
Remember how I had to blog through every horrible day during the detox? Well, that ends. I know I haven't been keeping up with updates, but that is because I'm doing pretty great. I'm still working through the stuffiness, but this is the best part of the Whole 30. It's so worth it when you realize you could feel this good every day! Simply amazing. Earth shattering even.
I'm sleeping so soundly. Most every day I awake just before my alarm and my inclination is to get up, not roll over and continue snoozing. This is a REALLY big deal for me. My energy levels are consistent throughout the day when I see my co-workers hitting their afternoon slump. At the end of the day I'm tired and ready for bed. Hallelujah!
I am not bloaty, which in my opinion is what actually makes you feel skinny. There are no digestive issues. The food I eat makes me feel good, not gassy. I eat as much as I want to and find that I eat less because I'm not as hungry. I've got this theory that you get more hungry when you eat grains because your body is telling you it needs real fuel.
I take a snack to work each day and a lot of days I'll forget to eat it because my meals sustain my energy. It took reading someone else's Whole 30 recap to realize I no longer was having blood sugar crashes. It was common for me to get shaky, dizzy, and crabby in between meals. That doesn't happen at all anymore. Can I get an amen? It's so frustrating when your body is out of control like that. And it turns out you can do something about it!
What else? Oh my mood is phenomenal and it turns out I am much more capable of handling stressful and emotional situations with a higher mood level. Go figure.
Anyway, for anyone thinking about trying this out, please do. And give yourself the opportunity to get to day 24 (at least) because this is the good stuff and you deserve to feel this great too!