Originally this was suppose to be separate posts but life just wouldn’t allow for such things. Therefore I am writing it all together!
During the whole 30 I ended up losing 9 pounds and a lot of inches. I’m bad at math but there will be pictures for you to see. I started at 158 and now weigh 149! I haven’t seen a 140 something since l got out of the Army, so to say that I am stoked is an understatement!!
When I reintroduced dairy, honestly it was kind of lackluster. The flavor I had craved wasn’t there. On the plus side, my stomach didn’t hurt, although I did get a little gassy after finishing almost a pint of Halo Top ice cream, but I think that had more to do with what time I ate it, because it was like 9 at night!
This past Friday I reintroduced gluten because I was ready for some deep dish pizza! William took me to IHOP for pancakes and they were fantastic, but they put me to sleep for a couple of hours! Later that night we went to go get pizza and all was well, I didn’t get tired like I did with the pancakes but later on the drive home and that night my back began to hurt in that all too familiar way that I hadn’t felt for 30 plus days!
Apparently the gluten at least the kind in pizza crust and probably other breads, and maybe pastas are what have been causing a good majority of my back pain! I couldn’t believe it! It might also be the kind that are in cakes and cookies too. I don’t know, and I’m a little hesitant to try and figure it out because I don’t want to be in pain if I don’t have to be. But at least I know how my body reacts to certain food groups and now I can see if they are worth keeping in my regular every day diet!
Technically I still have 2 more reintroductions to do, non grain gluten like rice, and quinoa and then legumes but I’m pretty much done. I may have a thing of rice or quinoa with dinner to see what happens and maybe wait a day and have some peanut butter or beans but I don’t really eat those two groups that often, so I’m not really worried about how they affect my body and I’m tired of stressing out about what I can and can’t eat!
Would I do the Whole 30 again, probably not, but will I take what I learned with me, and live a Whole 30 ish lifestyle with occasional resets when needed? Absolutely!