Whole30 - Part Three
Hey y’all! Welcome to my blog series all about three popular eating styles; Whole30, Paleo, and Keto.
During the month of January, I am covering an eating style that is very near and dear to my heart, Whole30!
Today, I want to talk about when you should do a round of Whole30 and what results you can expect to see.
Whole30 is designed to be an personal food experiment that you conduct on yourself for the sole purpose of changing your relationship with food and once and for all figuring out what is causing you ill side effects after eating.
You know, those nights that you indulge in pizza and cookies and then feel bloated, gasey, and almost hung over the next morning! By doing a round of Whole30, we are looking at what exactly makes you feel that way. The gluten in the pizza crust, the cheese on the pizze or the sugar in the cookies?
I am not joking at all when I say that I now know that eating a bowl of oatmeal in the morning causes me to crave sugar like nobody's business all through out that day.
Whole30 is not a weight loss program, in fact tossing your scale for 30 days is one of the rules of the program.
We often attribute success with “healthy eating” to weight loss and yet a person can lose weight doing any number of things and still not be leading a healthy lifestyle.
So, if you are solely looking for a weight loss plan keep on looking. The truth is that there are much simpler ways to simply lose weight. Keeping it off though is where that change in relationship must come into play.
Have you ever felt just totally out of control with food? Maybe you find yourself elbow deep in a tub of ice cream after the kids go to bed. Maybe you see yourself pouring a second glass of wine on a friday night after a long week of work. Maybe you even have intentions of eating “healthy” this week but could not resist the temptations in the breakroom.
All of these are reasons to look into doing a round of Whole30.
One of the major results of Whole30 is simply being in control of your food choices - FINALLY. Being able to sit down to a meal and absolutely know what you are going to eat and what you are going to pass on. Feeling satisfied with your meal and loving how you physically and mentally feel after eating.
While everyone else is complaining of stomach cramps, bathroom trips, or needing to unbutton their pants - you are sitting pretty and loving every minute of your meal.
Being in control of food rather than food being in control of you is an amazing result - or non-scale victory as we call it in the Whole30 world.
Some other great results are mental clarity, better sleep, increased energy, glowing skin, and yes… even weight loss.
For a full list of possible results check out the NON-SCALE VICTORY CHECK LIST here.
So let’s review.
If you are looking to…
Finally take control over your eating habits
Use food as nourishment and not as a coping mechanism
Have more energy
Increase your productivity
Have clear and glowing skin
Increase your self confidence
Even lose weight
Then Whole30 is a great resource for you.
Interested in Whole30 but do not know where to start. Check out the WHOLE30 section on my website to learn more about the program and how being coached through it can impact your success!!
If your motivation stems from wanting to be skinny then Whole30 is not the program from you.
But let’s be honest, who ONLY wants to be skinny? Do we not all want to feel in control of the way we eat?Do we not all want to not have to run to the bathroom or pop 2 aspirin after eating?
I believe that anyone looking to make changes to their lifestyle that will lead them towards better health should start with Whole30 and allow the program to be the first step on the journey to building a Purely Nutritious Life! (gotta through that tag line in there)
Next week, I will be sharing all the resources and some of my favorite products that I use during Whole30!
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