whole30, again

“Hey, it’s been almost a year. Let’s do Whole30 again. It’s so fun.”

Okay, so that’s not really how it went. It really went, “my pants don’t fit, I’m the heaviest I’ve been since I was pregnant, something’s gotta give and I need structure.” So there you have it. I’m doing my fifth Whole30 and I started on Monday. I’m calling this a modified whole30, because of a few reasons.

  1. The obvious – I’m doing it to lose weight and that’s totally not the premise of a true Whole30.
  2. I already know what my body doesn’t like, so I won’t be doing reintroduction like a true Whole30.
  3. If I go out to eat and want bacon on my bun-less, cheese-less burger, I’m going to have bacon even though it might have a little added sugar in it.
  4. I’m still taking my supplements. I take this to regulate my blood pressure and you better believe I don’t drink this stuff for the sugary taste. My bp is more important than the tiny bit of stevia that’s in it.

I’m going to do the whole30 plan for at least the 30 days and then after stick to a strict paleo diet to try to lose the weight I want to lose. I know for me, this is the best way to lose it. Once I make a commitment, I hardly ever waver from it so committing to Whole30 was the best choice for me. I lose 7-9 pounds in the 30 days, so that’s a win for me. Getting over the hump of the first few days is a little bit challenging after allowing myself to let go in the food department, but it’s what I need to do.

If you want to read about my first Whole30 experience, Whole30 Q&A, when I paired Whole30 and P90X3 and my other Whole30 posts check the category here. I’ve also shared just a few of my favorite Whole30 recipes here. Seriously though, beyond the weight loss, there are so many NSV’s (non-scale victories) to doing a Whole30. How about looking younger? Less joint pain? Fewer seasonal allergies? More patience? More energy? So many good reasons to do a reset like Whole30. So let me ask you a question I’ve asked before – what if? What are you waiting for? Join me.

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