Honesty is the best policy. I tried, and I did, the Whole 30. For 27 days.
My intention was to go the full 30 days, but I cut it short. And for me, it was the right decision, because I was done. So done, and over it. I guess I lost steam.
I know what you’re probably thinking, “but you only had 3 more days!” 3 days. 72 hours. 10% left.
It seems I should’ve been able to finish.
And I feel like I did. It was enough for me. You know when you hit the end? You just know. That was me. Either I’d go out happy with what I’d accomplished, or I’d drag it out and finish bitter. I didn’t want a miserable last 3 days.
I chose to be happy and proud of my accomplishment.
What did I learn?
I missed my glass of wine. I don’t drink a lot, but I do enjoy a glass on a Friday or Saturday night.
But more seriously, I learned;
- I finish my kids’ plates too often.
- I snacked too much.
- I learned to love new ways to love food, and cook simply.
- I enjoy coconut milk in my coffee.
- Collagen proteins are great, and my hair and nails have never been better.
- A lot of foods (Bacon, Salad Dressing) have sugar in them and it is near impossible to find sugar-free.
- Planning meals is the key. (See planners below)
Would I do it again?
Not sure. Maybe. I think I got what I needed from it for now.
Do I have any advice?
Plan. I don’t think I would’ve made even 27 days if I didn’t have a plan.
Do it with a friend, accountability is a good thing. (And yes, they finished early too)
Try as hard as you can to find the sugar-free ingredients, but don’t stress if you can’t. I know I didn’t want to traipse all over the city, so I had to do the best I could.