I am a week away from completion of my second Whole30 and I have been more diligent this time in the temporary elimination of food groups. Those of you that have completed one know that standard Whole30 involves discovering how your body operates without sugar, grains and dairy for a period of 30 days.
These foods are not bad they are just food and this is not a diet it's a reset. Think of it as an opportunity to discover how your body functions, first without them and then again as you reintroduce them. It empowers you to take control and optimize your food choices in a way that only you can. Through direct input and feedback. Your body,your food, your choice!
As I noted in a previous blog, I was very please with the results of my first Whole30, in that I felt more energetic, cough improved, arthritis is better, and I lost about 10 lbs. Though, the reset phase where I introduced these foods back into my daily diet, was less than stellar. Too many food groups reintroduced at once, prevented me from identifying the potential food issues. Live and learn!
This time I will be by the book on the reset phase which is so important. I also eliminated nuts and eggs this go round as my cough had not cleared up completely and I want to see if this makes a difference. The answer so far is not much, and I will witness the effects if any, of reintroducing them soon. I can say that the process of adjustment does get easier with each reset and for that I am thankful. Also worth noting, I did this on my own as Tammy decided to put hers on hold until we do the next one. She was ahead of me anyway and this way we can complete our 3rd round together.
About the Author
Behavior Change Coach and Author James Barfoot CHt holds certifications as a Master Practitioner of NLP and is a Clinical Hypnotherapist who is registered to practice in Washington State. He developed The Primal Toolbox a behavior change and coaching strategy based on a tribal models. James lives in Spokane WA.