I wanted to start by explaining the part that made Whole 30 worth it. If you just want to see the results scroll to the bottom. If you want to hear some impactful shit that’s probably more helpful then just losing weight, then keep on reading.
I Dealt With My Cravings
If you read my last post, I mentioned how I felt my relationship with food was going. Well after 30 days I can a test that I really do not have cravings anymore. I think at this point it’s just out of curiosity. I have no desire to eat pizza, burgers, or really anything with grains. That’s insane.
If you read my last post, I mentioned how I felt my relationship with food was going. Well after 30 days I can attest that I really do not have cravings anymore. I think at this point it’s just out of curiosity. I have no desire to eat pizza, burgers, or really anything with grains. That’s insane.
I’m not obsessed with bread, nor do LOVE all things grain. But when I took a step back and realized what I was eating, it was primarily grains: bagels, toast, sandwiches, pasta, etc. Now, I’m not saying that grains make you fat (because we’ve already been through this) but it does hold more water than other foods.
So will I stop eating grains all together? Probably not. But I will be more selective on what grains I eat. That’s just personal choice it’s not gospel. A few days after I had one burger and I’m not going to lie, it was the grossest thing. I just did not feel well after eating it, it slowed me down and made me feel drowsy, and overall I just had a dark cloud over my head feeling and I do not know why. It wasn’t guilt, I just physically felt ill.
We Really Eat Like SH** for Fun
Now, there were times when I was just bored. We all have those moments. I didn’t want to work out, I was taking a break from writing stuff, and nothing seemed good on Netflix. So naturally I told myself “well which drive through has the shortest line around this time”. Then I screamed: “HOLY SHIT I REALLY EAT CAUSE IM BORED”!
Yeah. That’s a thing.
I was never one for snacking but the entire time I just wanted to eat when I was bored. Now, I attribute this to the decrease in sugar intake and me feeling a slight withdrawal and maybe some other variables. Maybe I was actually bored and I tried to find something to do? Couldn’t say for certain.
Results and Resolutions
As you can tell, I’m no fitness model by any stretch of the imagination. However, there was a lot of progress that happened. When Covid-19 started I was about 270 lbs and now, after 30 days of eating whole foods, I weight 235lbs (what I weighed in high school). Now, I did not lose 40lbs in one month, but I did lose about 15lbs. Still a lot. Overall I am more happy about how I approach food vs how I did before.
My resolution from this point on is to keep the train rolling. Why not? It’s basic, it makes me feel good, and at the end of the day it works right? Once you finish the true Whole 30 I would hope you realize that it’s not meant to make you lose weight, but to show you what foods are working for you and what works against you. There are a lot of nutritional labels that are not 100% accurate so the only way to know how much you are actually eating is to eat whole food you can measure!
My goal is to get to 190lbs in January so stay tuned for that one!
At the end of the day I cannot stress enough, if you need change and you want to have a better relationship with food, try Whole 30. Don’t think of it as a challenge or a fitness fad, but a guide for how we should eat a majority of the time. Majority because at the end of the 30 days everyone’s going to want at least one cookie so there’s no point in shaming them for eating the damn cookie!