Post # 1
Hey bees! A bridesmaid/friend of mine has started the Whole 30 diet and I’m considering joining her.
Would love to hear from those who have done Whole 30 and if you have any fun recipes or useful links for grocery lists, tips, etc. I’d love to see/read them. 🙂
My BM has been trying to lose weight for some time so she’s amped up to do this, and I thought why not myself since I have 2 months before the wedding. I’m working out 4-5x a week (cardio mainly, then some weights) so thought a diet along with it could be useful.
Post # 2
Following as though I’m not a bride anymore, I’m starting Whole 30 today!
Post # 3
My only advice is to make sure you’re taking in enough food to power through your workouts! I’m on a restricted diet right now also and I’ve had to cut back my workouts because I am not eating enough to go hard. Remember: exercise is for long term health, food is for short term weight loss, so choose which is more important to you accordingly.
Post # 4
I know you didn’t ask for my opinion, but wth, I’m gonna give it anyway lol…
You don’t need a ‘special diet’ to lose weight (aka fat, because lets be honest, that’s what we try to lose when dieting). I generally don’t recommend special diets to people, especially those that cut out whole groups of food (if I remember correctly, Whole30 doesn’t allow grains, dairy or legumes). It’s not practical and it’s not sustainable. You can get great results while still eating those things, you just need to track what you’re eating, make sure you eat enough protein and fat, etc. There is nothing wrong with dairy, grains or legumes (ex: peanuts) for goodness sake. WHY would you want to unnecessarily limit your food options so much???
Post # 5
sunshadebride : Have you tried it yet? I’m on my second week and have ALWAYS been a skeptic of Whole 30. I have struggled with an ED and always scoffed at how restrictive and “unhealthy” W30 must be. I finally bit the bullet after reading about how the point of the program is to eliminate cravings and the control food has over you and I am a huge believer! I can already tell that my relationship with food is changing, and that is the biggest reason to do it, in my opinion. Totally recommend you read It Starts With Food (the Whole 30 creators wrote it). It’s changed how I think about my nutrition and even though I’m only in the second week, it’s made choosing the best foods for my body MUCH easier after failing every other “diet” I’ve tried (and I did obsessive, calorie counting clean eating for a longggg time).
Reviving this thread in the hopes that others are doing it at the same time!