How is your week going? Did any of you decide to take on The Whole 30 Challenge? (Marcus? He's not up to the challenge!) I'm in the midst of Day 7 of my Whole 30. Take a look at this article about what to expect during The Whole 30 and here is how my first week unfolded...
Day 1~ Felt so hungry and cranky, had a beast of a headache all day.
Day 2~ Detox headache dissipated by bedtime, thank goodness!
Days 1-3~ Detox body aches and stiff legs, mucus drainage in the morning.
Day 4~ Post nasal drip in the morning but lessened, general pain, stiffness and malaise started to dissipate, by the afternoon increased mental clarity kicked in, temperature regulation kicked in, as in I don't feel hot all the time but comfortable and not needing to push the A/C down every minute, better sleep!
Day 5~ Fullness signals kicked, couldn't finish breakfast, more mental clarity and energy, mild aches and pains, but less than previous days.
Day 6~ No itchy eyes, sneezing or coughing upon waking, easier time waking, less grogginess *without* caffeine! The bloat has left the building, hunger/fullness signals continue to improve, the *urge* to eat is markedly less, not talking about hunger here, I'm talking the urge to eat for reasons other than hunger, the urge to snack after supper is gone. Went to bed later, just wasn't dying for my bed tired at my usual bedtime.
Day 7~ Clear eyes, clear skin, up earlier with more energy without caffeine, today is the first day that I can tell that inflammation is starting to lessen as my leg is starting to feel better. You have no idea how thrilled I am about this! Increased mobility and decreased pain has no food or drink equivalent in value.
I've eaten well this week, I've not missed the dairy as much as I thought I would. I coveted Rob's glass of wine Saturday night, but other than those first few tough days, it has not been bad. I'm doing this to benefit my health and I can see that starting to occur.
Have you check out the The Whole 30 plan and thought, "There is NO WAY I can give up_________!"? If you are happy with your health/mobility/weight/sleep quality/digestion/energy level then no worries, but if not, do a little soul searching as to why. Ask yourself, "Why can't I give this up for a short amount of time? " Is your health not worth it?