Maintaining Post Whole 30 detox program!

by Kathy Sykes on April 2, 2014 · 0 comments

Yes, I have successfully completed the Whole 30 program and I am glad that I did it. Now, I am back to eating what I want but with some modifications that I learned from the program.

This is what I am doing to help me maintain moderation:

1. I am not sacrificing anything out of my entire diet. The detox was to make me aware of what I was putting in my body and now I can make smarter decisions about what I eat while dining out and making home cooked meals.

2. Part of my moderation plan is to limit certain items out of my diet throughout the month. The first week of the month I cut out BREAD (B), the second week of the month I cut out DAIRY (D), the third week of the month I cut out STARCHES (St) and the last week I cut out SUGAR (Su). I am keeping it in alphabetical order in order for me to remember.

3. I don’t purchase sodas during my regular shopping trip anymore. I do make sure there is plenty of water on hand. I haven’t cut out sodas but if I want one, I have to buy a small bottle for myself or a small cup at work. NEVER at home anymore.

4. I make sure there is always a green on our plates at lunch and dinner. I did not consistently do this before. Fries were a staple if I was eating out.




10 Things I Have Learned From Whole 30!

by Kathy Sykes on March 7, 2014 · 0 comments


I am now at the beginning of week 3 in the Whole 30 program and I have a list of things to share with you that I have learned from this detox experience”

1. Learned moderation. It is so easy to say that we should all eat in moderation but do we really do it on a consistent basis? No, not really. The program taught me that my appetite is not as big as my mind says it is. The saying is true “Our eyes are bigger than our stomachs”.

2. You can eat…….just not everything, at every meal, everyday. We should not have to “gorge” ourselves at each meal. If you want to balance it out, have a moderate breakfast, lunch your biggest meal, and then keep it light for dinner before bedtime and out most sedentary time of the day.

3. I have not had one breakout since giving up dairy! That is amazing for me in that I “dealt” with adult acne all of my life. It does make a difference. Does that mean I am giving it up forever? Maybe. I have never been a big dairy person anyway and if I must, I will limit my cheese intake.

4. Water makes a huge difference. This is self explanatory but another fact that we don’t consistently do. I can replace my colas with water more easily now.

5. I am more aware of what I eat and am not an unconscious eater anymore.

6. I feel better about myself overall knowing that I am taking care of my body.

7. The program has made me stronger mentally. It is not that hard to resist the things that we know that we don’t need. Just Say No!

8. I didn’t badger myself with an extreme workout plan along with this extreme detox. I would have been miserable. Instead I just focused on one area I wanted to improve at the same time and did some cardio. It made me want to exercise more regularly.

I have two more weeks to go and I am sure this will learn more about myself and my body by the end.



Starting Week #3 {Whole 30 Program}

by Kathy Sykes on March 6, 2014 · 0 comments

Wanna see some pics from last weeks meals?



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Still grinding ahead towards the finish line!


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