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.
Today is my first day of my Whole 30 experiment. So let me give you a quick rundown of what the next 30 days will look like. But before I do this, let me tell you in very unscientific terms the reasons why I’m doing this. If you really want to learn more about how this works and the specifics of the program I highly recommend 2 books, both by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig: “It Starts With Food” and “The Whole30: The 30-Day guide to Total Health and Food Freedom.” You can also visit the Whole 30 website. Here I'm simply giving you my big picture understanding after reading those two books.