Whole 30 – Final countdown

Only six more days and we’ll have completed our Whole 30. It’s been good. Although frustrating at times because it takes a little extra time for meal planning. But everything is fresh and seasoned well. Our energy levels are higher, Some of those pants that weren’t fitting so well are back to being comfortable. Yay!

So what’s next?

We’ve talked about that a lot and are trying to figure it out. We want to keep the momentum going. The Whole 30 program takes an additional week or so to slowly reintroduce food items to isolate and identify any that may cause problems. We’ll start with reintroducing dairy. Confession. We miss cheese. A lot. And it’ll feel so indulgent to have it again. Then add the lentils. But I’ll hold off on the starches. I occasionally miss a good flour tortilla but I’m surviving without the breads and pastas. And the sugar monster.  Oh the sugar monster. I definitely have to keep it in its place so it doesn’t rear it’s ugly head and take over again.

My husband talked about maybe keto to follow, but its diet is so restrictive and really not very healthy. Our goal is healthy eating along with reaching a healthy weight for both of us. I think after we reintroduce the food items, we’ll continue to make the whole 30 meals through the end of February. By doing so, maybe it will establish the food choices a bit more solidly in our meal planning.

One month at a time toward a healthy life.


About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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