How did it go? A whole lot like this IT'S THE BEST THING EVER, SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE GIVE ME CARBS, I LOVE THIS, OH WHY ARE WE DOING THIS. Valentine's Day, two birthdays and all of February given over to Whole30, were we crazy? Don't answer that!
In the end I think it was incredibly eye opening to ride the roller coaster of quitting sugars, carbs, gluten, grains, milk, cheese and soy all at once. At first we we're in pure withdrawal, then the countdown to the end begins, about day 10 disbelief sets in I can't believe I made us do this but by day 16 or so you can see the end in sight, by day 24 you start to wonder how will you eat when this is over, and by day 29 you're just over it, not even a steak salad with avocados can make you happy.
A few high points: SLEEP we slept better in the last month than we have for a long time, our appetites shrunk, my husband lost copious amounts of weight and inches (I think he went down about 35-40 pounds), 2-3 inches lost for me overall and a general "I feel better vibe", also steak.
A few low points: the cost, you're buying the best meat you can and lots of vegetables with very little low cost supplements like rice, beans or grains, monotony sometimes you just want crunch!
We ate a lot of great food though and I have better appreciation for simple things, especially as we come back to a more realistic (for us!) diet.
Will we do it again? YES in about 6 weeks we're going to do it again, anybody want to join us?