Two Weeks in Photos

A couple of weeks ago, I committed to a “Whole 30” with my friend, Patrice. Two weeks have passed and, while I cannot say I’m enamored with the somewhat arbitrary program rules, I can say that there’s definitely something going on here. Something good for my health. I feel more energetic, I wake up feeling rested, I have zero cravings for sugar or, well, anything, and I am losing weight (yes, I broke the rule about not weighing…and I’m not sorry!). Because a picture is worth a thousand words, I thought I’d share my journey to date in pictures.

Long Road

Day 1. The road ahead may be long, but I’ve got great company!

Vegetable soup

Days 2-6. Great food! Cravings are a thing of the past.

Flicker

Days 7-8. Hmmm…Is life nothing more than standing at the edge, looking down at nothing in particular?

Luna Ennui

Days 9-13. Ennui really sets in.

Jack o'Lantern

Day 14. Things are starting to look brighter, and happier. I credit the strawberry smoothie.

Oak tree in colour

Day 15. Things are looking much brighter! Onward!

So, we’re halfway done and the benefits are apparent.  I’m already looking forward to next month and continuing the journey, albeit not on the Whole 30 plan, which is not intended for the long-term (and not intended for non-meat eaters). I have learned in just two weeks that I feel better physically on a vegetarian diet, so I will be returning to that lifestyle (not saying here that it’s right for everyone, just me) while also reintroducing the currently banned beans, legumes, whole grains, and some dairy to see how I react. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that gouda makes the cut!

How’s your October going? Have you ever done Whole 30 or a similar elimination diet?  If so, what did you learn?

 

 

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