Sunday, October 4, 2015

Whole 30 Day 30 - Accomplishments and thoughts about the future

Hi all,

This is Rina. I have been working with Sophia for the past 6 months trying to spread the word about the wonderful Grass Fed Jerky Chews. I have been eating a pretty clean Paleo/Low Carb diet for the past few years, but still decided to jump right in and try the Whole 30. This is my final post about by experience!


  1. I stopped snacking between meals, mainly between lunch and dinner. 
  2. I have more control over what I eat. I actually choose what and when to eat, more often than not. Once in a while I still give in and munch on nuts, but the frequency is decreasing. I am not tempted by available/free food at social gatherings. I am more conscious of the unclean ingredients even in salads (like tuna salad is probably made with cheap mayo loaded with soy oil, or standard salad dressing is loaded with sugar and highly processed ingredients). 
  3. I finally started to get a grip on what and how much to eat so that I feel satiated. 
  4. My skin cleared up, almost completely. Before I started the Whole 30, I had a bad breakout on my chin (my oily area). Had another breakout while that one was disappearing but it was smaller and I immediately treated it with sulfur cream. It is now almost gone and I hope not to have any new ones any time soon.

What I would like to change next 

I would like to focus on the wanting/needed to eat "something" right after I finish my lunch. This is when in the past, I got into the habit of having chocolate and/or nuts as part of my lunch. I thought I will trick myself if I incorporate it in my lunch so I don't feel like snacking in the afternoon. But it is not exactly a nutritional must since I can get my nutrients from my actual food. 

I am still not sure how to handle this one but I will give it a thought.

Since I am very happy with this food template, I only have 2 items to question:
1. Should I go back to eating dairy? What and how much?
2. Should I go back to eating chocolate?

My current thought is that I would like to eat dairy, but in limited quantity. For example, I really like to take 2tbs of Heavy Whipping cream in my coffee, at least once a day. I am not crazy about coconut milk.

I am really happy I plunged in and did this. It isn't as hard as it seems, especially if you are already eating clean.

If you are even entertaining the slightest thought of trying it out, I highly recommend it. Give it a shot! Give yourself 30 days of clean eating and see how it affects you.
It's only 30 days -- you can do anything for just 1 month!


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