I started the Whole30 program in May 2015. I had several reasons for wanting to give the Whole30 program a try. I was diagnosed in 2013, with hypothyroidism. I was feeling tired, had gained weight and lacking energy. I was looking for answers to whether it was my thyroid or my diet. I decided to tell everyone I knew that I was doing this program, so I would be held accountable. I was surprised how many of my friends wanted to try Whole30 after I had completed it.
Robby was very supportive during the process. He could tell when I was struggling and encourage me to continue. He would ask that I send him a weekly food journal and would respond back quickly with suggestions and ideas. I couldn’t have done it without him.
I won’t lie…it was difficult at times, and it felt at times like the longest 30 days of my life!! 🙂 Looking back, it was so worth it! I got so many answers after completing Whole30 and slowly introducing foods back into my diet. My body did not like my old foods and it was the first time I really listened to what my body was telling me. My weight gain and lack of energy were not due to my thyroid….it was the food I was eating! I have drastically cut down on my sugar and gluten. I do reward myself at times with desserts, but I now eat Whole30 most of the time. After more than 3 years, I am down to my goal weight and maintaining. My energy level has never been higher!
I am so glad that I decided to do Whole30 and can’t thank Robby enough for all his support!!