I’m a week into the Whole 30 and I can honestly say that this was one of the best personal decisions that I’ve ever made. I’m sleeping better and waking up earlier, I have a clearer mind, a happier heart, more patience, and every time I feel like caving I remind myself of why I’m doing this.
For me, the Whole 30 is more than just a quick way to lose weight. Though the results for that are amazing, too! This challenge is sort of like a little science experiment with myself where I’m eliminating all grains, dairy, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and legumes and focusing on lean meat, veggies, fruit, eggs and healthy fats, because I’ve done countless Google searches about how food affects our hormones after I received e-mails from two women who were told that they were 99.9% infertile and now have healthy and beautiful babies after following the Whole 30 diet.
I’ve decided to not see the fertility specialist here in Denver. The doctor that I saw after our loss last month kindly informed me that “The loss was nothing more than a chemical pregnancy and I’ll refer you to a specialist, but he will not be concerned until you’ve had three true miscarriages. He will likely tell you to just try and try again.”
The feisty little ass-kicker in me left that appointment determined to get my shit together myself then … because the idea of being told to miscarry two more times before it becomes a real issue for anyone other than myself is one of the cruelest things that I’ve ever been told.
So for me, the Whole 30 is so much more than shaping up for bikini season. It’s about stripping all of the hormone-unbalancing foods from my diet, hitting the reset button, and making my body a happy and hospitable home … for our future baby Fox and also for myself.
What’s something that your future self would thank you for if you started today?