‘I Went on the Whole30 Diet and This Is What Happened’
My opinion: It’s not just another fad diet.
It’s that time of year again, when all of your friends and family members are making resolutions to be healthier in 2020. Expect to see lots of the following on Instagram in the next month: #NewYearsResolution, #NewYearNewYou, #Whole30. And for anyone looking to try the latter, I applaud you — and I encourage you to do it. I decided to give the much-buzzed-about Whole30 diet a try last November.
I was in a bit of a life funk, in between jobs, living in Philadelphia yet trying to move to New York City. I had a lot of free time, yet somehow I felt bloated, low-energy, and had issues sleeping. Basically, I was in need of a physical and mental reset. (Does this resonate with anyone?)
Then I had my “aha!” moment. This was the perfect time to attempt Whole30, which I had always been interested in trying. My sister-in-law, Lisa, tried it a few years ago and she claims it changed her life. She ended up going off of the strict diet after 30 days, but stayed on the Paleo Diet. I asked her to be my “Whole30 advisor” throughout the entire process. (Side note: If you know someone who has done Whole30 before, ask them if they can be your guide!) Lisa was so helpful, I feel like I probably should have paid her.