It’s OVER!!! Last day of my Whole30!! I’m so glad it’s done, as I didn’t like the absolute restrictions of the program but I understood why they were necessary. I almost quit halfway through, so I’m glad I went public on the blog, to my friends, family and co-workers, so I had to see it through. Everyone was amazingly supportive and I appreciate everyone’s ancouragement.
Starting weight: 189 lbs
Final weight: 187 lbs
Although I only lost a couple pounds, my shorts that I could hardly button before Whole30 are now almost falling off, so it seems that I lost inches. Others have commented as well.
My main goal for Whole30 was to heal my digestive tract and develop better habits, and I feel that I achieved that.
Long term, I think this will continue to affect my eating/shopping habits. I don’t plan to continue to strictly follow the program. But these are some changes I think I will continue:
– Avoid artificial sweeteners
– Read labels – avoid preservatives & added sugar
– Dine out less frequently
– Cook from scratch more often
– Avoid prepared sauces
– Avoid packaged foods
– Avoid grains
– Avoid dairy and whey protein
Basically, I think I’ll continue to eat 80% Paleo with a treat once or twice a week. In future, if I do another detox I may customize it a little more based on my known allergens/irritants.