I have been so up in the air about whether or not I even qualify to write this post, but after multiple comments and questions about my Whole30 experience here it goes…
One phrase that may be on the verge of overexposure is Whole30, am I right? I feel like every other person has tried it at least once and I’ve heard a slew of mixed reviews. As for myself, unfortunately I didn’t make it the “whole 30 days”. At the end of my week three, I flew to Dallas to visit Brian and the very first day I got there I was inundated with the “super cold” and subsequently didn’t leave the hotel for 5 straight days. Needless to say I didn’t have much of an appetite and one evening my stuffy, snotty self went down the elevator of the hotel and in to the little convenient store looking for a healthy option for dinner. To my surprise, I walked out with a small bag of chex mix, a gatorade and an ice cream cookie… yep thats when I realized my whole 30 journey had come to a screeching halt. Now to my credit, up until this low point I actually did eat clean. Now drinking on the other hand, I did have a few glasses of wine…but hey, you have to live a little right?
I am sure a couple of you may have seen my insta stories or snaps of the meals I shared and honestly they were ALL so amazing. I would definitely have to say my top favorite meals were the salmon with lemon and herb cauliflower rice, the spaghetti squash with ground turkey meat sauce and then the buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potato. All of these can be found on our Whole30 Pinterest board.
So after trying the Whole30 plan for about Whole22, here are my honest thoughts… despite only doing the program for about 3 weeks I did lose 8 pounds which I thought was pretty good. I went to yoga about twice a week and that was the extent of the exercise so if you work out more, I bet weight would fall off quicker. I really thought the diet wasn’t as hard as I initially thought it would be. Yes, meal prepping was absolutely KEY and I mostly work from home so it was a bit easier for me but totally doable if you don’t. I am not one to “diet” but I think Whole30 taught me to really look at labels when grocery shopping. There is a ton crap ingredients even in things you think are “healthy.” I also learned new recipes that Brian even loved and started a new love affair with sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice and spaghetti squash.
The biggest thing I learned is sugar addiction is definitely a thing! It’s amazing how many store bought foods have sugar added into them for taste.
I would love to hear from you all in the comment section below…have you tried Whole30 and did you like it? If not Whole30, what have you found that works best for you to stay healthy?
Have a fantastic weekend, and thank you for stopping by to read!!
Xx – Jocelyn