Day 22-30 of the Elimination Diet : FINAL

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison

Chalean Extreme

5 more workouts left on my Chalean Extreme Program. This is pretty much the perfect workout for women. Maybe a little more cardio would be good… but I do a lot of swing dancing so I get my extra cardio that way. It is the perfect program to mix with an already active lifestyle. If I didn’t do anything active outside of my workouts I might go with p90x instead.

My Focus T-25 Challenge group is formed and already chatting up a storm on Facebook.  We have 25 members so far and we don’t even start until July 8th!  The support and good questions the group is already showing is making me super excited to get it going next week. Shaun T, the maker of the wildly popular Insanity program is behind this one.  EMAIL ME if you want in too!

DIET

I learned a lot about myself on this 30-day Elimination diet.  I learned that I’m NOT gluten intolerant.  I learned that I AM sensitive to dairy, though not to all of it.  I learned I eat a lot of Nigh Shade plants and maybe it would be good to take a look at that as it may explain some of my joint issues.  And I learned that trying to eliminate everything at once is REALLY, REALLY HARD!

The Elimination diet is not for the feint of heart.  And I personally think that a one-vice-at-a-time approach may serve the majority of people better.  This is such a dramatic change of diet that if you don’t already eat this way it may be really hard to stay on long term.  And the idea IS to eat this way forever.

At the end of the day, my goal was to see a difference in my waist measurement.  Well, I did lose 1/4 inch… not sure that is even significant but I’ll take a downward trend any day.  And I did lose 3lbs.  Though weight for me can fluctuate by up to 5lbs through the month as with most women.

FINAL THOUGHTS

As much as I agree in general with this diet plan, I feel people will need a much more relaxed and gradual approach to achieve this in their everyday diets.  Taking everything out at once is likely just setting yourself up for failure.  Taking baby-steps and making a “better choice” over a poor diet choice one day at a time will take people further for longer I believe.

So here is my challenge to you:  Take a look at your sugar intake.  Track it by reading nutrition labels.  I’ll be back and write a new blog post about it soon.

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Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Days 4-7, Days 8-14, Days 15-21

Love to hear your thoughts!