I have officially completed my first Whole30! The experience was honestly, a little easier than I was expecting, but that’s not to say there weren’t difficult moments! I can’t say that I truly experienced the “tiger blood” the Whole30 authors refer to, but I am sleeping better, my energy is up, and I have multiple non-scale victories which are wins in my book!
As I think back onto the past 30 days and life after Whole30 (I kind of don’t even know what to do with myself!) I came up with 10 thoughts/things I learned from this experience:
- Why did it take me so long to jump on the La Croix train?!
- Label reading is key. There are all sorts of unnecessary preservatives and crap added to things.
- Ghee over butter all day.
- Sweet potatoes are God’s gift to Whole30-ers everywhere.
- Cheese? What cheese?
- Nutritional Yeast: it’s not as weird as it sounds. And kind of tastes like cheese. (See #5.)
- Favorite Recipe right here.
- I reeeaaaallllyy missed popcorn. And chips and salsa.
- Plantain chips are dangerously delicious.
- I would definitely do this again. And will continue to stick to a mostly-Whole30 lifestyle.
Today was Day 1 of the Reintroduction phase and I experimented with legumes today. Peanut Butter with my banana (I actually prefer almond or sunflower butter!), hummus with my carrots, and lentil soup for dinner. I can already tell my body is not a huge fan of legumes and I don’t think it will be that difficult to leave out of my diet completely. Back to Whole30 for the next 2 days and then I’ll reintroduce non-gluten grains. We shall see!