It’s day 25 of my Whole30, and while part of me is excited for it to be over, part of me is reluctant to be done. I am contemplating going back to a paleo diet after the ten day reintroduction, as I have never felt better, both physically and mentally. I firmly believe that an 80/20 lifestyle is what works for me. No designated “cheat days”, but no depriving myself of things I enjoy. It’s kind of common sense to stay away from what kills your body, but sometimes I just really want a bowl of spaghetti! It comes down to one question for me: Is it worth it? I find that I have become so much more in tune with my body over the last 25 days than I have been in my whole 32 years of life.
This month is the first month in YEARS that I have not got a migraine with (Male readers, TMI ahead) my period. Each month, the day of, I am stricken with a debilitating migraine, and I know that they are hormone related, as my estrogen drops significantly. And lately, I have been getting one at the end of the week as well. I remember reading that the Whole30 can rectify hormone issues and thinking “how is food going to resolve this?”
Well, taking out a ton of crap from your body, and having your weight under control will do it! I can’t believe that this could be the solution to a decade long issue. No more 6 hour waits in the hospital, no more pumping my body full of Relpax, Maxeran, and most of all, no more of the steroid Decadron. Feeling like a new person at 32 is honestly life changing.
I can’t speak enough to how this lifestyle change has improved my life. If you’re looking to feel different, better, your best self yet, and are willing to commit (this is the most important part!) then try this. Honestly, you can read all the reviews, and do all the research, but if you’re still questioning this, the only thing you can do is to try it out!
What are you going to lose? A couple dinners out with friends? A glass of wine or ten? It’ll all be there in 30 days when this is over. I promise.