I DID IT! I survived the Whole30! I cannot believe that those 30 days flew by so so quickly. Overall, I am extremely excited that I decided to try it!
At the beginning, I really did not think that I would be able to stick with it, especially being a college student. I feel like unhealthy foods are all around me (think free pizza at meetings, late night munchies, etc.) But, I started cooking so much more at home and I would bring snacks with me to any event where food was served.
I feel so much better than I did before I started Whole30! This program truly worked for me and I’m really glad! Here are my top takeaways:
1) Fewer migraines– This is HUGE for me. I suffer from migraines and get headaches pretty frequently. Since being on Whole30, I’ve only gotten a headache once a week or less!
2) More energy– Putting good food into your body means you feel good. Instead of feeling stuffed and tired after a meal I feel energized and ready to work.
3) Way less bloating– Now I wake up in the mornings feeling refreshed, with no bloating at all! Artificial flavorings in foods definitely do not work for me.
Even though I’m done with Whole30 (well, in my reintroduction phase), I plan to keep dairy and bread mostly out of my diet! I also plan to only have dessert once a week (or less). By doing Whole30 I realized how to listen to my body, see when I’m actually hungry, and eat things that give me energy.
I hope this inspires you to try your own lifestyle change! Feel free to comment with any questions or experiences you’ve had 🙂