I am entering Day #5 of the 30 commitment I have made to the Whole 30 way of eating and I have to tell you that I am greatly impressed. In no way is this a hardship by any means. I am eating delicious foods each day, I never feel hungry and best of all my blood sugar has steadily been coming down. As far as my body weight is concerned I really don’t know as I will not weigh in for a few more weeks, but I can tell you that my pants are fitting more comfortably.
I actually wish I had more time each day to share all of the foods I have been eating, but with a busy schedule it just is not happening. As far as exercise is concerned I haven’t done much since Saturday when I started the plan. Sunday was finally a sunny day and I took advantage of it by spending 6 hours reconstructing my front garden. I haven’t worked that hard since last summer and my body has been feeling the aches and pains of waking up muscle groups that have laid dormant for so many months. I will be back on schedule this morning however with just 20 minutes on the treadmill and have decided to balance the workout out with light weights every other day.
With high glucose readings I started taking metformin again a few weeks ago but have already reduced the dose by half. Once I get back into normal range I will eliminate the meds altogether. It appears that everything I have read in “It Starts with Food” is true and the first key to good health really is the food that you put in your body.
Commitment, consistency and a positive attitude will get me through the next 25 days and maybe the rest of my life as every aspect of the results of living my life with vigor makes me feel alive. I sleep better, wake with more energy and have lost any feeling of grogginess I used to feel during my work day. Even my thinking patterns have improved and I don’t have those moments of forgetfulness I used to have.
Yes, those chains we create for ourselves can be broken and we can once again walk away from those patterns that keep us a slave to bad health. With all of the information we see or read each day about the things we should be doing to maintain good health we never take into account that the simple answer is just getting back to eating the foods that we are supposed to be eating that are and have always been provided from nature. Eat simple, simply eat.