Whole30 Diary: Day 30

This is it! The last day of Whole30. I’ve eaten healthy, natural foods for one month and completely eliminated sugar and artificial and natural sweeteners from my diet. I’ve prepared all of my meals and snacks with unprocessed meats, chicken, pork, and fish, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats. I can feel an improvement in joint stiffness and in my general energy level. My blood pressure is down and I’m hoping my cholesterol level is too, but I won’t know that for certain until next week when I’m due for routine blood work.

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Now that my digestive system has had a 30-day rest from all products containing dairy, soy, grains, and corn, I’ll begin to introduce them back into my diet one at at time to determine their effect–if any–on my general health.

I’ll start with dairy and then add some corn and after that rice and wheat bread. I’ve never cared that much for soy, except that soy is an ingredient in some foods that I like. I’ll add that last.

Generally, my long term plan is to stay off sugary foods, limit carbs with high glycemic content, and to cook with natural ingredients whenever possible.  I’ll also start watching my calorie intake more carefully because I really don’t think the Whole30 program has made a dent in my weight. We’ll see what the scales say tomorrow when I’m allowed to step on the scales again. __________________________________________

This will be the last daily Whole30 Diary entry. I’ll still do periodic updates and progress reports because it takes more than 30 days to establish a permanent healthy eating lifestyle. I’m in this for the long haul, and I’m convinced that the Whole30 program has laid a solid foundation on which to build permanent change.

  • Breakfast–Omelette, made by Bill; bacon, strawberries, orange juice.
  • Lunch–Leftover scallops, sweet potato, and haricots verts.
  • Snack–cashews
  • Dinner–Marinated pork chops, potatoes, lettuce and tomato with vinaigrette, roasted plantain chips.
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