Wooohoo I've done it, 30 days without a any sugar, grains, dairy, alcohol and legumes (not that the last ingredients was any hard to stay away from). I am now on day 32 and I've been on the scale and measured my waist hips and thigs.
So here are the results:
Weight loss: 3,9 kgs (about 8,5 lbs)
Centimeters lost: 15cm (about 5 inches)
I've gone from beeing moderately obese to overweight on the BMI scale, the change is quite noticeble I took a photo on Day 1 and a photo Day 30 wearing a shorts that is my goal to wear again. On day one I could hardly zip it, on day 30 I could zip it and also do the buttons. I still can't wear it, but maybe in a couple of months if I keep up the good work. I need to loose at least 10 lbs for it to look good at me. It's a horrible sight, so I keep those pics for myself. :)
I'm not blouted anylonger
My heartburn totally vanished
I'm breaking sweat in my face when exersising
My feet is a little warmer (or at least they was for a while)
I wake up earlier (even when I had little or no sleep)
Other than that I feel quite normal, I have not experienced that energy boost that I've read about, and there has been no noticeble change with my allergy.
So what now??? One should think I would head directly for the chocolate section, but did I?? Yes I actually did, I took a long look at all those chocolates and decided not to buy any as I found none of them tempted me. However I bought Turkish youghurt which is very similar to Greek. I chose the Turkish since the container is half the size because I don't know how my body will react on dairy.
Here is my menu for day 31:
Breakfast: Chicken salad
Dinner with the girls: Tapas
(Bacon dates, chicken, pork, 3 small potatoes, green salad)
Evening meal: Turkish youghurt with half banana and some cashews.
Since my dinner out was almost W30 approved (I did not ask if it was any sugar in the bacon) I chose to have the youghurt as an evening meal, mmmm it was as good as I remember it was. Actullay youghurt is one of the few things I've been really looking forward to eat again.
This was yesteday, so how did my body react to the youghurt?? Well for the first time in over a month I've had a real good nights sleep unlike the night before when I had no sleep at all. I Maybe my body just needs a bit of dairy to sleep well, who knows?? It could also be a coincident. It was hard to wake up this morning, I slept a few hours longer than I've done the past weeks. Today I feel a little light headed, maybe because I've slept so long, or maybe because there was sugar in the bacon I ate yesterday, or maybe because of the youghurt???? Who knows???
My menu for days 26 to day 30 was quite similar to all the other days, (exept I added some more veggies) but I have to share one recipe with you. The other day I made almondbreaded chickenfillet, mmmmm yummi, my hubby is not to fond of chicken, but he really loved this.
Almondbreaded Chicken fillet
Chicken fillet (in slices)
1 egg (whisk it a little with a fork)
Almond flour (I made my own in the blender)
Seasoning after taste (I used thyme)
Blend the salt, pepper and seasoning in the almond flour.
Dip the fillets in the egg and then in the almond flour.
Fry the fillets on a pan, and voila, lovely crispy, healthy chicken.
I served it with a green salad. This is definately a stayer in our household.
My plan ahead is to stick with this diet most of the time. I will sometimes eat my beloved Greek youghurt and every other weekend drink some red wine. When I go out for dinner (which is not that often) I will eat whatever I find tempts me on the menu.
Would I do the Whole 30 again?? Definitaly!!! I think January would be a good month for my next one as I believe Christmas will be a challenge to eat as healthy and clean as I should.
I hope someone will find my experience useful for their way to a new life.