On a random Wednesday night in mid-April (13th to be exact) my girlfriend and I decided that we were sick of eating shitty food and wanted to try something new. After a couple of minutes of googling healthy eating practices, we landed on this diet known as The Whole 30. We weren’t really interested in paying for a full program, so we decided we would just read about the foods we were allowed to eat, and when in doubt just google if something was valid. This meant we would be spending a lot of time in the Whole 30 forums, but once we started to understand the types of foods we could eat, it wouldn’t be so bad.

Now that we had an outline of foods we would eat, our next step was to do our starting weight-in. Again, our main focus here was to eat healthier and not lose weight, but it’s nice to have a baseline weight to see the progress. Thursday, April 14th I weighed in at a nice round 164.0 lbs and a (not very strict) goal to get back down to the mid-150s like I was about 3 years ago.

Our next step needed to be purchasing allowed foods. I’m working on documenting the approximate amount we spent over the 30 days, but it’s safe to say the high cost of eating healthy was one of the less appealing points. We also wanted to find some enjoyable ways to prepare our new food, so we started by purchasing a Spiralizer + cookbook off Amazon…

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Now all we had to do was eat healthy! Easy right? Actually besides a few rough days here and there, the occasional sugar withdrawal headache, and the tedious task of preparing 2 – 3 meals a day (plus cleaning up after it), things actually weren’t that bad. Here are some examples of the food we prepared…

 

As I write this we’re 23 days into the 30, and so far my weight loss has been pretty impressive…

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This is about all I’ve got right now, but I’ll work on updating it more after we’re done with the full 30 days. Based on what my experience has been up to this point, I would definitely recommend this diet to someone looking to improve their eating habits. It gets a little difficult from time to time, but when those cravings occurred I would just remind myself that it was only 30 days. Although obviously the bigger goal is to have this improve my diet for the long term.

On a related note, even my Facebook Ads were trying to get me to cheat on the diet…

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