Melissa Hartwig, the co-founder of the Whole30, says that the majority of people who quit the program do so between days 9 and 10. I am on day 14. Let me repeat that because I can’t believe it myself, I am on day 14. Not only did I make did I make it through day 9 and 10 without quitting, I made it through 2 weeks of the program. I am so proud of myself, I could just cry.
Have I seen any changes yet? Yeah, I have.
- The dark circles under my eyes have almost disappeared. I don’t know if this is because I am sleeping better or for some other reasons.
- I can breathe through both of my nostrils. I am always completely stuffed up, sneezing, dealing with runny nose, all the time. I am not completely symptom free yet but as I can’t remember the last time I could breathe through my nose at all I count this as a win.
- My work pants went from fitting comfortably to almost being too loose. I’ll never know how much I have lost because I didn’t weigh myself or take measurements before I started. Weight loss was not my purpose for doing the Whole30. It is just a bonus.
- I definitely have more energy through out the day. I don’t come home from work so exhausted I am ready for bed at 630 pm.
- I am sleeping through the night. It is too early to tell if this is totally because of the Whole30 because I go through cycles where I sleep just fine. However, before I started I was in a particularly nasty cycle of sleeplessness, where I was up two or three times a night for hours at a time so, again, I am counting sleeping through the night a Whole30 win.
Last weekend I made some bbq sauce for pulled pork. I had a little sauce left over from that so I decided to make some ribs. I usually use a spice rub on my ribs before I cook them but all my rub recipes have sugar in them so I needed to find a new rib rub recipe. I dare you to say that 10 times fast, ha! I had the same problem finding a no added sugar rib rub recipe as I did finding a no sugar added bbq sauce recipe. Every recipe said no sugar added then had honey, molasses, maple syrup or some kind of artifcial sweetner in it. I did eventually find a couple to try. I will post them as I try them.
No Sugar Added BBQ Spice Rub
2 TBS paprika
1 TBS garlic powder.
1 TBS onion powder
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp allspice
1 1/2 tsp oregano
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.