A few weeks ago, I dove right into the Whole30 eating plan. I was actually feeling pretty well, but then after reading a post about recovery, opted out of CrossFit, while maintaining this eating plan. I was feeling much better, allowing myself to rest when I needed, backed off when I thought I should, and actually felt good.
This week, I ate some foods that I have not eaten in a while. One night, a recipe had black beans, tortillas (I used LaTortilla Factory Low Carb) and some cheese. That night and the next day, I was not feeling as well as I had been. Yesterday and the day before, I ate some foods with a much higher sugar content than usual (ie: desserts). I woke up this morning feeling as if I had been hit by a bus! Wow. Had I not begun the Whole30 program, I would have never realized how differently certain foods make me feel. My conclusions:
- Dairy and I are pretty much breaking up. I do not consume it often anyway, and will try to find some alternatives when recipe calls for it.
- Ezekiel bread and the like are the only grains I will eat, and even then, not often.
- Desserts taste great, but the way my body feels is not worth it. My joints feeling stiff and swollen is not worth it, at all.
I hope you all are finding what works for you, whatever that my be. Whatever is required for you to feel your best, I hope you are doing it, regardless of what everyone else is saying and doing. This is YOUR body we are talking about, only you can choose how it is treated. Live well friends!