On New Year’s Day, my husband and I were driving to the ski slopes and he said “I think I’m going to do an experiment with my diet every month.” “What do you mean?” I asked. And he said, “Like, one month do paleo, one month do something else… I’d do Whole30 but it is so cliche.” “I’d do Whole30 with you,” I gamely said. And that was that. We are four days in. How is it going?
I turned down the chocolates in the break room yesterday. I passed up on burrito bowl day in the cafeteria. I put all the treats from the pantry into a Tupperware and hid it high on a shelf. I’ve eaten about seven avocados, and my husband had to go buy more eggs. He’s been reading a lot on Reddit.
How do we feel? I honestly cannot tell if I am hungry or not. Am I about to pass out from starvation? Or do I just want a brownie sundae because of cravings? My husband said he is feeling foggy, and I went to bed last night at 7:30 pm. We’ve made it past the day-two headaches (at least for now). My husband did say I was glowing, so that’s something.
I’m doing the modified Whole30 for vegetarians, because the regular Whole30 would make it tough to get all the proper nutrients as a vegetarian. So far I’ve had some plain organic yogurt that is not allowed on regular Whole30, and I have some tofu in the fridge to prepare, too (also not allowed on regular Whole30). My husband is doing the standard version. He doesn’t eat a lot of fruit, so I am most concerned about him getting enough carbs. For me? I’m just worried about getting enough variety in my diet. I will continue to provide updates on our progress.
You might be wondering about how Whole30 compares to the last diet I did, Renaissance Periodization, or RP. If you want the background on RP, here is my post. For my results, check here. And here are a few hacks and recipes for doing RP as a vegetarian.
And here is a comparison between RP and Whole30:
Have you tried Whole30? Did you finish it? Let me know how it went for you!
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So what did you like better – RP or Whole 30?
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I still go back and forth! I think whole 30 was easier and more approachable, but RP was better for sports/performance goals since it is so focused on muscle vs fat, and is more flexible if you plan appropriately.