For me personally I chose to do the Whole30 because I wanted to try something different and pinpoint any food sensitivities I may have, as well as challenge myself.
– I wanted to be stricter with what I was eating
– It can be easy for me not to be picky about the carbs I choose to eat after long training runs
– I was trying to continue not having any added sugar into my day
– I was wondering if there were certain foods that had to do with any stomach discomfort and anxieties.
What did this experience made me think about?
It made me think about when Isabelle was 9 months old and I was having a really difficult time. At that point in time I was not as knowledgeable with nutrition. I was not following a meal plan and I was really struggling with anxiety and sleep. There were a lot of factors going on at that time. I just had a baby 9 months previously and Pat was traveling a lot for work since Isabelle was born (which was something he didn’t have to do before). I think back to that time and I know I was having a lot more sugar and carbs than before I started the 21 Day Fix in April of 2015. When we are tired we crave sugar, but sugar can bring more anxiety (especially for me). I have also realized by completing the Whole30 that I may be sensitive to gluten which as a side effect can cause anxiety and anxiousness. I was also overtraining in my workouts at the time and that can cause anxiety and sleeplessness. Yikes! I didn’t know I was overtraining though!! I didn’t know I could do shorter effective workouts and still get results!! Thank you 30 minute workouts!!
I’m so thankful I completed the Whole30 for many reasons. I gained some knowledge about certain foods I may be sensitive to.
* I also tried several new recipes that I would not have implemented if I had not done the Whole30. I definitely was ready to change up my food rotation and this helped.
* If I had not done this I may not have realized my sensitivity to gluten. It also forced me to be more careful with the foods I was choosing while running (that was good training) because staying on track with nutrition while training for a race has always been challenging for me.
* I slept better! Yes, cutting out dairy, wheat, sugar and alcohol definitely helped me sleep better!
What about you?
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