This will be a short update. I’m on the road for the first time since I started the Whole 30. So lets get to it: almost all inflammation in my hands and ankles are just about gone. I have a lot more energy than I did before. Because through the plan the body shifts away from primarily burning sugar from carbohydrates to burning fat, I feel a lot less hungry, or at least I don’t feel the need to eat as often.
Here is the kicker, even though I’m not supposed to weigh myself until after day 30, I got very curious because my clothes started feeling a bit looser. So, I hopped on the scale this morning and this is what I found: Since starting the Whole 30 three weeks ago, I’ve lost 19 pounds. Which means that since July 6, after I got back from Boston, I’ve lost a total of 30 lbs.
So to sum up: feeling healthier, have more energy, losing weight. So far so good!
Last Tuesday was the two week mark since starting the Whole 30 program. While you'd think following the program rules would be very difficult, it hasn't been that bad. While it hasn’t been easy passing up on bread, flour tortillas, potato chips and fast food, it’s been easier than I thought it would be. The truth is that the benefits of the plan are so evident, even after 14 days, that it feels like the price is minimal. Here are some of those benefits I've noticed so far:
It’s been 7 days since I started the Whole 30. This first week has been fairly easy. Part of it is the enthusiasm that I have a plan and am doing something about my health. In part is that the Whole 30 isn't hat difficult. Admittedly, I haven’t had to travel this week and have had some extra time at home for planning and cooking. But even the few times I’ve gone to a restaurant it hasn’t been too difficult to find Whole 30 compliant meals. Planning has been the key.