New here? If so, let me bring you up to speed: I’ve been testing the Whole30, a 30-day diet that promises to change your life in more ways than one. Find out more about the Whole30, and see how weeks one and two went for me.
Day 15: I had a problem. After two weeks of Whole30, I’d lost weight and ALL of my clothes were starting to look ridiculous on me. My jeans looked like clown jeans. I know, I know, in terms of problems it’s on this scale:
… but at the same time, I didn’t want to go and buy new clothes when I was only halfway through, in case they wouldn’t fit by day 30.
Day 16: Doom. DOOOOM. Last week, fueled by Tiger Blood and feeling amazing, I really pushed myself in terms of exercise: cycling, running, yoga, weights, the whole shebang. I completely forgot that whenever I do this to myself, my body repays me by catching the nearest virus and taking me out for a week. Turns out Whole30 doesn’t guard against viruses.
Days 17. 18 and 19: Turns out, having a cold is having a cold, no matter what you’re eating.
Day 20: The cold has gone and the Tiger Blood is back. I feel happy, confident, and productive. Also, my fingernails have gone weirdly shiny, like I’ve buffed them or painted them with clear nail varnish. I am by now so used to eating only ‘real’ food that it feels automatic, and I’m no longer spending half my life in the kitchen or the supermarket.