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Whole30 Week 3 Results
Do you want to know how much weight I have lost thus far? Yep, it really would be nice to know, wouldn’t it? I would like to know too. However, The awesome folks at Whole30 say no to weighing yourself and, I have to agree with them. There is so much that can go wrong with weighing yourself. For me, I can totally see myself not having lost weight and wanting to give up. Whatever the reason, this process really isn’t about a number on a scale. It is about so much more. It is about feeling better and I can tell you wholeheartedly that I feel 110% better already. I had been struggling with hip pain for a while now and believe it or not, it really has subsided. I can’t tell you how happy this has made me.
I am ecstatic about how I feel, and that I have stuck with Whole30 for 21 days now without a chance of me backing down. I feel too awesome to go back now. It is like I have unearthed energy that I thought I’d never find again. I am in control of what I eat and let me tell you, it has been a very long time since I have been in control of myself. It sure does feel good. I have had opportunities time and time again to eat the foods I used to eat and I have said no each and every time. In fact, yesterday, I joined my family at Cici’s Pizza and I ate only a salad with no salad dressing. That was insane! I would never have done that 21 days ago. I love pizza so much, but I didn’t think twice about breaking what I have worked so hard for with Whole30, not a chance! I want to continue eating healthy food every day for as long as I can.
Now, I have not been perfect during this time when it comes to the Whole30 rules. Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, the writers of the Whole30 program, really do stress eating three meals a day. I am having an issue with this though because I am not hungry. Never did I think I’d say that. Me, not hungry? That’s a first. I’m finding that I don’t really have a lot of cravings or desire to eat. That is a miracle in itself. Yet, I know I have to work on this especially as I go back to work this August. I must have a plan.
Your Energy Level during Week 3 of Whole30
During week 3, you may feel like your energy level is through the roof, you are understanding that NO is, in fact, an option when it comes to food, and you are probably a lot more active than you have been in a long while. There really is nothing you can not do, in your opinion, during this time. The people at Whole30 like to call this time period the “Tiger Blood” phase. And, for good reason. Your energy and clarity are pretty amazing! This is not to say that all people are going to work-out with a fierce intensity level or have perfect days. I can tell you, from experience though, that you will be better at any exercise you set your mind to do. If your exercise life was non-existent, I can bet that by now you have at least tried to do some type of light activity. I have been dealing with a foot issue and still, I have moved from no exercise to walking most days out of the week. This is a big deal for me. Some day, I hope to get back to running again.
Things to Consider:
Don’t worry about your weight. Leave the scale alone! Gauge your success on how you are feeling.
Plan your meals in advance. Don’t be like me. I have been winging it, but I am off during the summer, so I have gotten away with it thus far. I will have to start prepping before I go back to work. Cooking isn’t my thing, but I am slowly getting better in this regard.
Eat three meals a day. Like I mentioned before, you may not be hungry, but the program really wants us to eat our three meals.
Talk to friends and get people on board with you. The more people on board around you, the more successful you will be.
Cook! Cook! Cook! – Even if you despise cooking like I do 😉 One step at a time. I am gaining more confidence with each healthy meal that I create.
Celebrate each day!
My Week 3 Favorite Foods
Let me just say, as I have said before, that I am not someone who likes to cook, AT ALL! Don’t like it, don’t want to like it, etc… BUT…I’m going to tell you that it really does help to let those feelings go and find some kind of will to just do it. Find healthy meal recipes from cookbooks or online. There is so much online at our fingertips. This lifestyle change is forcing me to take control of my own food. I don’t have to depend on anyone else cooking for me. I also believe it is important that my children see me trying to be healthy and cooking low-fat meals for all of our family to enjoy. For so long I had been preaching to them how important it is to be healthy while I was doing the complete opposite of what I said. Now, I am able to walk the walk and it sure does feel good. I suggest that you try cooking easy Whole30 program recipes, even if it is one meal a day or a week, whatever it is that will help you move in a positive direction when it comes to cooking.
Click the following link for the Creamy Whole30 Bacon Garlic Spaghetti Squash recipe. It was loved by all my family and such a great find!
Click the following link for the Bundt Pan Roast Chicken. This was definitely another awesome recipe!
*As always, please leave a comment below. If you have a question or have had a different experience than me with Whole30, I welcome that too 🙂