when your body is not ready

Reintroduction after Whole30 was not fun. I basically found out that everything irritated my stomach in one way or another (some were bearable, and some were not). After reintroduction I’ve slowly continued to heal my gut by keeping to a Paleo diet. However, I knew that at some point I’d have to try these potentially irritating foods again. So the other day I had corn chips at Chuy’s when we were out for dinner. They were delicious. I enjoyed them. For 48 hours I felt fine. Then the constipation/bloating/bubbly stomach started again…and lasted for about 5 days. It’s so aggravating to me. I think my body needed more than 30 days to heal. Maybe I should have done a Whole45 or Whole60, but there’s no way to really know that until you go through reintroduction.

I’ve been keeping to the Paleo diet since I stopped Whole30 (minus some servings of dairy every once in a while) and I think it’s healing so much more this week to where I can see more very noticeable results. I had pizza on Monday night with family who was in from out of state and hallelujah I didn’t get bloated or constipated. I can’t even describe how happy this made me. To know that there might be hope that I can heal my gut and have those foods on occasion.

If you decide you want to try to do the Whole30, please let me know! I want to come alongside you and encourage you. BTW, big props to my friend Kate for finishing up her Whole30 yesterday! So proud of you girl.

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