Well, I have been back on Whole30 since last Wednesday, and have been officially inflammation free since Monday morning. I felt great by Sunday afternoon, but would officially call it all good as of Monday morning.
So, what does that mean? Well, I’m still going to do a little self testing, just to make sure it wasn’t something else, but looks like I will be having to ditch Bread, Pasta, Cookies, Cakes, and all the stuff that I truly love for the most part. That’s gonna stink, but it will be a small price to pay compared to the inflammation I felt when I went back on the gluten grains two weekends ago. It made running over the past week painful, and that is not worth it.
I would strongly advise anyone doing Whole30, or thinking about doing Whole30 to stick with it through the reintroduction phase, so that you can find what items are causing the issues you had to begin with. It is a very important part of the process.
I have had no issues with Legumes (mainly in the form of peanut butter) or Dairy, and have reintroduced them pretty regularly in the form of Apples with peanut butter and Ovaltine for breakfast to give me a break from all the eggs I had been eating. My weight has also stabilized and even dropped a couple of more pounds as a result of continuing to strictly limit my added sugar intake. Have been holding steady at just over 170 since the first of May.
Even for those of you who haven’t jumped on the Whole30 bandwagon, I would say to at least keep it in the back of your mind for the future. I blew it off at first, but now that I have seen just what amazing results can come from it, and how it has shown me what was causing me to feel the way I felt before, I’m glad I kept it in the back of my mind as well.