Whole30 is finally over! January was a long month, but I am so proud of myself for making it. Overall, Whole30 was beneficial; I now regularly eat more vegetables, am more accountable with my meal prepping, and have a more balanced diet.
As I said in my week two update, my main reasons for doing Whole30 was to eat more vegetables, increase my energy, and see if my complexion improved. I easily checked off number one and two, but I didn’t see any improvement in my skin. On one side, I am okay with it because it means wheat and dairy aren’t contributing to my acne and redness, but even though four weeks wasn’t that long, I was hoping to see a difference.
Surprisingly, the hardest food to cut out was chocolate. I love chocolate and always crave it after dinner, so I had a tough time giving it up. The other hard aspect about Whole30 was eating out. I was fine eating at home, but going out to dinner made finding 100% Whole30 approved meals very difficult.
During the process, a lot of people asked me about weight loss. Personally, I didn’t try Whole30 to lose weight. I think I may have, but I don’t know the exact number since I didn’t weigh myself at the start. Honestly, I don’t weigh myself at all. The scale represents a number, and I don’t believe that it says anything about your health. I believe in feeling good about yourself, and after a month of Whole30, I can say I feel great about myself.
Moving forward, I’m going to try to continue eating by the Whole30 rules. I plan to grocery shop the way that I have been, but I will go back to eating more of what I want, especially when I’m out to dinner. I’m hoping that moving forward I will continue to eat healthier throughout 2019.
How do you continue to eat healthily?