Post Whole30

And you thought my whole30 rants would be over.  ‘Fraid not people.

Yes I officially finished whole30 on 30th August, but just because it was over, didn’t mean that I could eat what ever I want.

The 10 days after whole30 ended was a reintroduction phase. Lactose, Gluten, Non Gluten & Legumes. The whole point of doing a reintroduction this way was to determined how my body processed these foods.

The first few days brought dairy back.
I was so excited about reintroducing these items: milk, cheese, cream. Yay!
Well I thought yay. Unfortunately No 🙁
Dairy made me feel awful, utterly awful.
I’m talking, wind pain, burping, farting, bloating, cranky, mood swings. You name it, I got it.
I think it’s save to say I’m lactose intolerant.
I can still have lactose, just in small doses.  I’ve also discovered that if I have it in the morning it gives my body time to process it. I found that if I had it any later, I would be tossing and turning in my sleep, then wake up in a brain fog.

Gluten, well so far I’m ok with, but I don’t really miss pasta or bread.


Non Gluten – Things like Rice and Corn.  Rice I can tolerate, but it’s not as nice as I remember. Corn, I enjoy, again in small doses.  I’m looking forward to growing my own in our veggie patches.


Legumes – to be honest, I was never really into legumes in the first place.  The only legume I really consume is chickpeas, and I haven’t even had them yet.

So overall I’m a bit sad that I’m lactose intolerant, but I can have lactose fee milk (small amounts).  My whey powder I will have to change to pea protein powder when it’s empty.

One thing for sure, Whole30 has really made be appreciate eating nutrient dense foods. They taste so much better than that processed man made stuff.  Don’t get me wrong, I did have homemade sausage rolls, sweets and what not, and they did taste good, but the feeling I got after them, not so great. It has made me realise that the food that I put into my mouth has a bigger effect on me than I thought.  Especially on my moods and on my sleep. It also made me realise how much of a sugar addiction I had.  I try to steer clear of sugar now, because I know if I have something, then I just want more.

Does that mean I will stick being Paleo? Well more likely primal than paleo.  I’m not going to be a nazi about it, but I do/will want my kids to be paleo eaters too.
Will I do Whole30 again? Yes most likely. I’m thinking early 2014.