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Whole 30: action time

October 15, 2016

One of my good friends is currently staying with us, having just arrived in London. Last night we enjoyed a girls night in watching trash TV, drinking red wine and eating pizza oozing with cheese. It was magic. But we discussed how blah we both feel, sluggish and heavy and not at our optimal health. We decided that starting Monday we would start a Whole 30 detox and body reset. It’s usually easiest to start on the 1st of the month, but I just want to get into action, not wait two weeks. My other half and I have social events booked in but I’m just going to make it work – there’s never a good time to be on a restrictive food plan, you just have to get on with it.  As previously mentioned I first completed a Whole 30 in January 2013 and loved the outcome; my skin was clear, I didn’t feel bloated, no sugar highs and lows, I slept better and I managed to lose a few kilos.

I have managed to persuade the other half to join in this time too. I can tell I’ll be pulling him kicking and screaming over the finish line in the first week, but hopefully he gets the hang of it and reaps the benefits early on to keep him focused.

Last week I spent time reading through all the information I had previously received when signing up for Whole 30, as well as perusing my friend Leah‘s website. Leah is a Whole 30 champion, she’s done it four times now and swears by it.

I also spent time mapping out my meal plan for first week as I think one of the most important things I learnt was how important it is to prepare. PREPARE. Otherwise you find you come home after a long day and reach for your Just Eat app on your phone. Which completely undoes anything good you’ve done.

Throughout I will post details of my meals and how I’m feeling, the ups and downs. Posting updates is the perfect accountability – no cheating or quick trips to the chip shop allowed!

I’m just so over being unhappy with my body. SO, SO OVER IT.

4 Comments

  • Reply cotswoldsgirl October 15, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    I’ve had to alter my diet to help with the CFS/ME pile of wonder. I cut out refined sugar which has helped massively, and try and eat unprocessed stuff whenever I can. Veg, brown rice, healthier fats, all of that – and it is really helpful. Clean eating, I guess you’d call it. When I eat other stuff (like today, family party, white bead, crisps, cake, pizza) I immediately notice the difference. I’m missing the wine a bit because that’s a known trigger for feeling crappy and ill but I prefer feeling better and just have a bit when I know I can handle it. And yes, it definitely helps with the weight too! Good luck! X

    • Reply Bronnie October 15, 2016 at 3:25 PM

      It really does make a difference, I agree. Good on you for sticking to it too – wine will be the hardest bit for me, more so than bread!
      Thank you! x

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