Sunday, April 13, 2014

Post Whole 30

I DID IT! What a great feeling it is to accomplish something I never (honestly) thought I could do.  I said before that i wanted to ease myself into certain foods to see how my body would react and I think it went well! Wednesday was my first day that I could eat whatever I want. I had 3 pieces of See's Candy. I think since I didn't have it for so long eating it again really tasted like the very first time I had it. It made me so happy. I'm not sure if that's bad that candy can make me that happy but I was very happy. In the afternoon I had Jeni's Brambleberry Crisp ice cream. The description from the website says it best.

Buttery, oven-toasted oat streusel and a striking, sweet-tart “brambleberry” jam of blackberries and black currants layered throughout vanilla ice cream.

I just love that I can see and taste real streusel and blackberries. If you haven't had Jeni's I highly recommend trying it. You can order here online. If you need it right now then go to the find us tab on their website then click where to buy & it will bring up local places around you that will have a selection of flavors to choose from. Lucky for me, Whole foods sells my favorite flavor! I didn't feel sick or anything from my first day of sweets, wish I was very happy about! In the past couple of days I've had macaroni, waffle fries, granola, tortilla chips and beer. Everything has been fine and I haven't noticed any problems. I'm not 100% sure how I'll eat from now on but I did love how I felt when I was on whole 30 so I'll try to eat that way as much as possible and still have my sweets in moderation. My sister and I were just talking about this yesterday. I always say how much I love macaroni and cheese but I don't even eat it once a month. It's just one of those things. Yes it's my favorite but I guess I just don't get around to eating it that much. I think I'm ok to eat it when I do because I'm not making it an everyday thing.
I do want to make some suggestions for people thinking about doing whole 30. I didn't read the book before I started but I would highly suggest reading it. I'm sure it answers lots of questions first timers have and is just a great tool to refer back to when necessary. It's important to stay hydrated! I started putting fruit in my water and I really enjoyed drinking water that way. I would put lemon, strawberries, oranges, basil or mint. Another thing I loved using was avocado on top of pretty much everything. I also used olive oil for salad dressings. I want to point out that because I didn't read the book or research a lot before I started, I just ate the same meals over and over. I think the book probably gives many different recipes to try so you can have more variety. I didn't take a lot of time to prep my food so I would just eat broccoli, peppers and onions for most every meal. For me that was fine, I didn't get bored. I know some people need variety so I suggest researching the challenge more so you are aware of every option for eating. Please comment if you have any questions about my experience!


  1. Carling! I think it's so amazing that you did this! I can't imagine going 30 days without sweets. I can barely go one day without sweets, let alone all the other stuff! Happy to read your blog, so proud of you! xoxo

    1. Hi Maureen! Thank you. I'm so happy you read my blog. I miss you! Love you!