Today marks the start of the last week of our whole30.
30 days - no dairy, grains, sugar, legumes, starches or sweetners.
I have not weighed myself and will not until next Monday, but I have clothes that were snug before are comfortable and even loose.
My skin is clear, even while on my period.
My digestive system is even more clear - except for those Louisiana hot links we ate yesterday. They were hot!
As for my husband, he looks 10 years younger.
He definitely has lost weight and his said today that the suit he was wearing has never felt better.
His skin looks fantastic.
He did his first muscle up at CrossFit this past week too. So his energy level has increased. He sleeps better and yes, his digestive system has been silent. :)
We are hooked.
We know we will continue this lifestyle of eating. It serves us better.
We do miss certain treats.
I miss something sweet like an after dinner treat. Looking at Pinterest is killing me. So many delicious cake and cookie recipes.
I want just one bite!
Just one cinnamon bear!
Jason misses Dr. Pepper, especially on game days. And I think pizza is on the top of the list for meals in October.
But we will continue this eating plan.
A lot of Paleo eaters allow "cheat meals/days". Some of the top CrossFit athletes have 2-4 cheat meals a week.
Jason and I are planning to go that route. We still love food. We love to go out, celebrate with friends and we love to eat! Keeping up at complete whole30 lifestyle is just not possible, nor is it really fun.
Some of the delicious food we have eaten this month:
We have not gone hungry by any means. I have consumed bacon, sausage, eggs, berries, lamb, steak, chicken, pork chops, burgers, fries (sweet potato) and other delicious veggies.
Portion control has not been our focus this month either. We have tried to focus on 30% protein each meal and then filling the rest of the plate with veggies and having only a side of fruit. We have only consumed water this month besides an occasional fruit smoothie (coconut water and berries).
Our dessert of choice has been Caveman Custard (see pic above). Blend 2 bananas, 3 eggs and 1 can of coconut milk. Season with cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake at 350 in a water bath. Top with berries.
Overall, this has been easy. It is mostly about being prepared, having stuff on hand and going to the grocery store or Costco more then once a week or month.
We plan to repeat the whole30 after the holidays. It is a great reset of the body and mind.
If you have wanted to whole30 and just can't seem to get started, take a leap of faith, try it.
If you want anymore info, let me know.
Otherwise....results in a week!