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    Whole30, is it worth it?

    I was just wondering if anyone had tried the whole30?

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    I do see the point if you're eating grains and stuff, but if you've been primal for 6 months, will I notice a difference? I do eat some suger in my 86% chocolate and I'm a bit on and off dairy. So I'm not 100% primal, do the extra restrictions make a big difference or is it better to take it more relaxed like I do?
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    W30 helps tremendously with compliance, I feel. So, yes, worth it!
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    Depends on your goals...

    - if your goal is fat loss, you *may* lose a pound more per week than what you're currently experiencing. If you've stalled, it may do so via reduction of fat (since dairy isn't allowed)
    - if your goal is to conquer one final craving, or to get over a certain crutch-food, it will certainly help here.
    - if you want to mess with yourself and prove you can do something as 'out there' as this, it's worth it. If you ever say "I can't live without..." then this is for you.

    I did it, after 14 days I was thoroughly bored because I found it too easy to do. When you're accustomed to eating mostly two meals a day whole30 is just boring. I lost about 6lbs (and got to my lowest ever at 143lbs) but the whole thing came back on me cus I was all "OMG BUTTER AND CREAM YAYYY" so it's not too sustainable an approach for myself. Many people here 'live' whole30 style, so if you could see yourself doing so then have at it.

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    take the relaxed approach until you get stuck. Whole 30 led me to MDA and PB and eventually my own bastardization of fitness and nutrition. I think PB lifestyle is a more comprehensive approach to health than whole 30, which seems to be a singular component.

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    Whole30 is pretty popular around here, whether it's worth it or not comes down mostly to why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    but the whole thing came back on me cus I was all "OMG BUTTER AND CREAM YAYYY" so it's not too sustainable an approach for myself.
    Story of my life, lol.
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    I'm probably one of the few people who regret doing it. I had already been grain/legume free for months but still eating a small amount of dairy.

    I felt like giving it a whirl to see if it jolted my weightloss (which was already still going) or made me feel remarkably different.

    Neither one occurred and it actually was a really rough month. Going dairy-free meant I also had to ditch coffee because I won't drink it w/o cream so times were tough! ;-)

    The reason I regret doing it was a felt very restricted on it and it made me more obsessive about things I wasn't obsessing about before.

    Anyway, it's definitely different for everyone but if you're already chugging along quite well, don't feel the need to punish yourself.

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    Thanks for replies, I think I will try it for a while, maybe not the whole 30 days, but think I need to get my chocolate and dairy down a bit. Been a bit lazy and slipping a bit the last months. Think I have gained some weight when I started with dairy this summer. But I'm thinking a bit more from a health/energy point of view. The whole reset button thing. Will some cheating really mess it all up? Kinda tired so a bit rambly reply but hope you get the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
    Thanks for replies, I think I will try it for a while, maybe not the whole 30 days, but think I need to get my chocolate and dairy down a bit. Been a bit lazy and slipping a bit the last months. Think I have gained some weight when I started with dairy this summer. But I'm thinking a bit more from a health/energy point of view. The whole reset button thing. Will some cheating really mess it all up? Kinda tired so a bit rambly reply but hope you get the point.
    Something like the Leptin Reset might be more along the lines of what you're trying to achieve here. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    Something like the Leptin Reset might be more along the lines of what you're trying to achieve here. Just a thought.
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