Well.. even though I reached my primary goal of 90 kilos and below the coming celebrations of christmas and new years will push me over the limit again – and I don’t mind that either. When we did the last (and first) #whole30 I got rid of a lot of my problems. Since finishing I’ve concluded that I’m gluten-sensitive, not intolerant although I claim to be when talking to food industry people, and I also found out that my rosacea is most likely caused by ingesting dairy. If I don’t ingest dairy it basically goes away – eat some quantities of cheese and it’s back.
I still have some issues in the form of eczema and I want to find the reason, if it’s food related as I think it is. So my plan for the next #whole30 is to do it according to the autoimmune protocol and see if that gives me some hints as to what might be cause these problems.
Please note that a DietBet and a #Whole30 is in it’s relationship incompatible since the latter doesn’t allow you to weigh in during the process – but that is the one, and only, rule that we break during this DietBet/Whole30 combo – So in the grand scheme of things this isn’t the worst we can do. We will be weighing in two times a week.
If you are interested in Whole30 you can find info below, as well as on Whole9Life or, even better, buy the book It starts with food. Anyone is free to join in on my DietBet that will be starting January 3rd 2014 – the bet is $50 and you need to lose 4% of your bodyweight in 4 weeks (28 days). It’s a good start for 2014!!
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