Here I want to highlight specifically, that there are 100’s of different nutritional and dietary theories out there! There is not one single pill to solve all problems, there is no quick fix, and there is no such thing as one way fits all with health. We are all individual and unique. All of our metabolisms function differently. All of our biochemistries are different. We are exposed to different germs and different environments throughout our day and our bodies react differently to everything.
In my experience, it took me to do the “whole30” before I truly started understanding how food affected me. This was 3 years ago when I attempted this after a friend convincing me to do so, and after another friend joining my side. (Side note: I don’t recommend anyone doing a detox or rash diet change alone. Always get support and always know exactly why you’re doing what).
With the Whole30, the idea is to cut out everything that is theorized to inflame your intestines. If your gut (intestines) is inflamed, then you can’t absorb nutrients efficiently (your intestines is where most nutritional absorption takes place). If you eat things that inflame your gut, that then prevent you from absorbing the ‘right’ nutrients, then don’t plan on feeling great.
The whole30 is not something I want to promote as the “be all end all” of diets or detoxes. It’s 1 in 100’s of diets that appeal to people who want to make changes in their life and for me it made a massive change. I was able to fully experience how different foods affect my energy levels which then allowed me to re-evaluate which foods I actually enjoyed eating and for what reasons I was actually eating them. Since three years ago when first doing the whole30, I still have my go-to meal that will provide me with loads of energy and plenty of nutrients for me to feel sustained for hours. Coconut oil fried eggs, sautéed spinach and tomatoes. Simple, easy, fast, and always allows me to feel GOOD. That is what we all want, right?
It took time to learn how to be sensitive to how food makes me feel and I’m still always learning. The whole30 taught me that initial sensitivity. Paying attention to what foods your body truly wants and needs is one of the most important factors to weight management.