Hopefully there’s been some noticeable physical and mental improvements and you’ve been able to learn something about your diet and about yourself over the last thirty days.
I’ve learnt that I don’t do so well on nuts and for some reason I hadn’t figured that out the first few times I did the Whole30?
I’d eat ‘meat & veg, [nuts & seeds], some fruit, little starch, no refined sugar as well as no dairy, no legumes and no alcohol but get frustrated that my guts would descend into all sorts of instability and pain? Sure I’d get leaner but it didn’t seem worth the hassle?
This time round I got onto Chris Kresser’s website to look at his gut healing protocol. It’s strict paleo but I found out that even within the realms of the Whole30, people can still have adverse and inflammatory reactions to different foods including nuts, eggs and nightshades and even more….
Performance in the gym
As far as my performance goes I’ve been dialing everything back to cater for some shoulder issues so I didn’t really notice any dramatic improvements or declines over the 30 days.
One thing I certainly noticed was a shift in mental clarity. I haven’t had this much focus and or clarity for quite a while now.
What I missed
There were really only 2 things that I’ve been really missing and that was my post WOD protein shake and a little milk in my espresso. I made myself a picolo on my Bezzera this morning. Was it all that and then some? You bet it was – it was fricken awesome – I mean, I’ve been waiting 30 days for this…
What were you able to find out about yourself? Was it a battle? Was it easy as? Did you discover any new recipes? Will you keep doing it? What foods will you introduce back in? Will you go back to what you ate before?
5 min max double-unders // rest 3 mins
5 mins max snatches @ 90% // rest 3 mins
5 mins max 200m w/ 20/10kg OH (bumper plate)
Post loads, reps and distance travelled to comments.