Day 31

Yesterday marked Day 30 of my Whole 30 diet. I’m so supposed at myself that I made it this far. Usually when I start a new diet I give up as soon as I’m hungry. Or if I do “stick with it” and have cheat days. Not this time! I stayed pure the entire 30 days! It was really hard and I wanted to give up most days. Instead, I kept at it and I’m so glad I did. In the book it says if you cheat you have to stay over. The reason is because this is the cleansing period. Your immune system reboot. I definitely didn’t want to start over.

Here are my results so far:
-More energy
-Less pain
-Down 6.75 inches (all over. 2.5 just in my waist).
-Down 7.2 pounds

I was surprised at such great results in just 30 days. I’m so proud of myself. The only downside I’ve experienced is my insomnia has gotten worse. I had to think about why that is. These are the reasons I came up with:
-Even though I’ve had more energy, done of my spurts come late at night when I go to bed. Causing me top not even get tired until 3 or 4am.
-Being hungry late at night and not wanting (due to poor meal planning) and having to cook a late night meal. Not being able to just grab a snack.
-my chronic pain isn’t completely gone and still keeps me up.

Now don’t let you discourage you from doing the Whole 30 if you were planning on it. I already had insomnia prior to starting. But I’ve come with a couple solutions.

-Go for a walk during the day. Hopefully this will burn out most of my energy and I’ll sleep nicely tonight. I already did this one today. Almost a mile. This was my first time exercising in a very long time.

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-Eat more protein or good fats close to bedtime so I’m not hungry.
-Journal more. When my late night energy kicks in, my mind usually goes on over drive and I can’t shut it up. It’s also when I get my best ideas. If I wrote everything down, I’ll hopefully be able to go to sleep sooner.
-Stop using my phone an hour before. I think most of us are guilty of this one. I’ll be on FB while laying in bed.

These are just a few things I came up with to help me get better sleep. Hopefully they work. We’ll see.

Even though I’ve completed day 30, it’s not over yet. Now cones the reintroduction period. I’ve only decide to reintroduce honey, beans, and rice. Today is rice. So far no problems. I’ll eat rice in my diet for two days, then go back to Whole 30 for 2 days. If it doesn’t make me sick, I’ll keep it in and go on to the next food. If it does make me sick then obviously I’ll cut it for good. After I’ve tried all three foods again, I’ll stick with this eating Whole 30. Like I mentioned in my other post, it’s a lifestyle change. I can’t/won’t go back to bring sick and in pain. I’ve already spent 3 1/2 years doing that. I’m done. On to the next chapter in my life!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. amyruss
    May 18, 2016 @ 18:18:51

    This is great! I totally agree about journaling, it relaxes the mind before bed.
    I look forward to following your journey.

    Reply

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