Whole30 Final Recap – Results and “Now What?”

Hey guys!

So today is Day 30 of my Whole30! I did it!!! I feel pretty awesome and proud of myself ๐Ÿ™‚

Since today is Tasty Tuesday I decided to summarize my experience with Whole30 as it all does start with food indeed.

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Whole30 Final Recap

Well, I weighed and measured myself this morning. I lost about 1/2 inch on my body measurements (hips, waist, chest) and 9 pounds. In 30 days.

9 pounds!!!

Those I’ve been struggling to get off after I hit that plateau about a year ago.

They are gone.

However, Whole30 has been some much more for me that just the weight loss.

I think the most important take away for me has been that I’ve stopped THINKING about food in terms of calories and shifted my mind towards thinking of food as something that either makes me more healthy or less healthy. Portion control comes naturally when you know you can eat as much as you want. When you don’t have to think whether you’re eating one cup of something or two, what comes to the forefront is – how much should I eat? I eat until I’m full and satisfied. Not stuffed because it will make me feel bad. I eat until I’m comfortably full.

And that’s the biggest change in my mindset since I started my fitness and weight loss journey based on portion control, measuring food and counting calories.

It is truly liberating. It also taught me to LISTEN to my body, eat when I’m hungry, not bored.

The most amazing thing is – it came naturally because of the program rules and the whole idea behind it.

Another wonderful result of the Whole30 is that it really shifted my husband’s mind when it comes to food, too. Even though he wasn’t following the program 100% it has been wonderful to see him make healthier food choices, eat less processed food AND read the labels. Seriously, how can you choose French fries over these awesome salmon cakes I made following Melissa Hartwig’s recipe?

whole30 final recap

How can you ever go back to buying mayo if making your own takes 5 minutes and you know for sure that it’s only healthy whole ingredients that go into it?

whole30 final recap

I love seeing him on this path to better food and better health.

I truly hope he’s not faking it for me ๐Ÿ™‚

So now what?

Starting tomorrow I will be re-introducing the foods banned by Whole30 to see how each food group makes me feel with 2 days on Whole30 in between each food group.

I’m really excited for this part – it is basically why I started the whole thing – to see what food makes me feel bad.

I will be sure to keep you posted on how that goes, my friends.

Meanwhile, don’t forget the fun Tasty Tuesday Linkup Party is now open and link ’em up below! Want more insight on what Whole30 is like when done by real people? ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out my buddy Yuliya recapping hers.

Did you miss previous recaps of my Whole30?

Prep Work

Days 1-10

Days 11-20

Stay healthy!

Lena

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Comments

  1. so glad to hear that you had such a great experience! Congrats on your accomplishments
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…A Mezze Trio of Veggie DipsMy Profile

  2. LOVE that you feel LIBERATED ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ And I do love making my own mayo too! Haven’t in awhile, but I need to. Tastes SO GOOD with Lobster!
    GiGi Eats recently posted…Tara Reid Eats Too Many CreamsiclesMy Profile

  3. Really interesting to hear your experience! I definitely struggle with tuning into my bod and having an intuitive sense of when to eat and when to stop eating. I love what you said about thinking of food in terms of whether it makes you healthier or less healthy. It’s definitely something I’m trying to move toward but it’s a long journey.
    Chaitali recently posted…Tasty Tuesday – Plantain MoquecaMy Profile

  4. Hi Lena,
    Happy Tuesday to you! It is such a pleasure to be back from vacation in Brazil and partying with you here. Today I shared, “”Tastes of Brazil: Feijoada, Vegan Style” and “Tastes of Brazil: Moqueca Stew, Vegan Style”. Congrats on your Whole 30 success! That’s awesome! All the best, Deborah
    Deborah Davis recently posted…Tastes of Brazil: Feijoada, Vegan StyleMy Profile

  5. I look at food as fuel pretty much- my days are long and busy. I am up at four and our the door by 4:30 a.m., at work by 7 and go for 12-13 hours -sometimes getting in another workout before dinner when I am training for something “big”.
    It’s a lifestyle. I only think about putting good stuff in my mouth to keep me chugging along and to keep all the preschool germs from attacking my immune system…keep up the good work!

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