Ok listen. I survived the Whole30 for 5 days. I learned that I can live without chocolate or donuts or dairy or breads or sugar. It was a challenge sometimes, but I did push through the cravings for all those things–mainly chocolate. I also learned that strictly following the Whole30 doesn’t make me feel the best. Sure, my body feels great, but I don’t feel like myself. ?
I don’t think the Whole30 is for everyone. I know all of the arguments: it is only for 30 days, you really can live without it, you can always go back to eating grains and such, it isn’t a restrictive diet it is a way of life, etc. But I don’t feel that the exact Whole30 is right for me.
Therefore, I have decided to kind of make my own eating plan. I don’t want to restrict what I eat. I love the benefits of eating the Whole30 way. I definitely feel much better and not as tired. Maybe I have the wrong mindset about it, I don’t know. I just think that I would feel better if I ate healthily without excluding anything from my diet and exercising as much as I can.
For that reason, I don’t believe that I am quitting. I know I said that I started this to see if I could finish it. Well, I have realized that I could if I felt it was benefitting me. I don’t view whole grains and dairy as bad food. I realize that most Whole30-ers don’t either. In my opinion, for me to be really healthy, I need to eat some of every food group. Still limiting the sugar to special foods. Still staying away from processed junk. I absolutely love almost all of the Whole30 foods that my family has made, and I will most likely still eat what my mom (who is still doing the Whole30) eats for meals. I just might add in some yogurt or a piece of toast.
So there:) I didn’t really know how to say this without making it sound like I was quitting. So don’t think that! Because if I thought that I was being a wimp about it, I would push my way through.
What do you say about choosing ‘your own healthy’?