Hey guys! My apologies for the lack of posts! I’ve been spending lots of time traveling and savoring every moment of this summer. It’s been a few weeks since I finished the Whole 30 and I wanted to share my experience with you. This was a pretty life changing experience for me as I learned just how much what we consume affects our well being.
– meal planning is crucial to be successful in this program
– even so called “healthy” food choices still have added sugar in them
– avoid going out to eat but if you do, be sure to call ahead and check out menu options to avoid a scene at the restaurant
– carefully and thoroughly check your food labels…then check them again
– be cautious where you get your Whole 30 recipes and compliant food lists from; there’s a lot of conflicting information out there but when in doubt about compliance, just pass on that item
– dairy is very harmful to your body
– giving up alcohol was refreshing and it’s nice not waking up with a hangover
– you will spend more money on compliant foods but once you have your kitchen staples your grocery spending will stabilize
– if you go on vacation, plan on going grocery shopping
– it’s much easier to do the program with someone especially with your partner and it’s a great bonding experience
Benefits I experienced:
– clearer skin
– less moody
– consistent energy levels
– less cravings
– weight loss
– more sound sleep (I still had a tough time falling asleep which was a problem before Whole 30)
Post Whole 30 has been tough due to vacations and celebrations. I have let myself indulge a little too much (this past weekend I ate a Belgian waffle ice cream sandwich everyday) and man can I feel it in my body. Eating non-compliant food makes me feel hung-over, tired, and cranky so I am going to try to stick to mostly Whole 30 meals when I can. However, I do realize that life happens and I am trying not to be too hard on myself while still holding myself accountable for my food choices. This breakfast recipe is something that I ate my entire Whole 30 and continue to do so. It’s simple, delicious, and compliant.
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Almond butter (no salt)
- Simply cut the banana into slices and top with almond butter and coconut flakes.