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What to Expect When You're on the Last Week of Whole30!

Posted Oct 01 2012 9:52am

T-7 days until this Whole30 thing is complete. If you’ve been following along for the past three weeks, I’d love to hear from you! Shoot me an email or comment on this post and let me know how things have been going.

Your meal plan and grocery list for this last week will be posted tomorrow morning, but until then, I wanted to give you some tips about how to really round out your Whole30 experience. Some things to think about over the next week or so:

  • Pay attention to the source of your food. If you haven’t been paying attention to where your meat/eggs/etc. come from, start paying attention. Try to find places to get local, pastured animal products if possible.
  • Think about sleep. To get the full Whole30 experience, you have to make sure you’re getting enough quality sleep. Make sure your room is COMPLETELY dark, and try to turn off the computer/TV/anything with a blue light at least an hour before you plan to go to bed.
  • Explore new spices. Now is absolutely the time to make sure your spice collection is fully stocked! Experiment with unique spices by ordering samples from sites like Atlantic Spice Company (totally not being paid to promote them, but I’ve ordered their stuff in the past and like it!).
  • Get some at-home/no-equipment workouts in your arsenal. It’s great to have a few simple workouts memorized so you can do them when your options are limited. A few ideas: 10 rounds of 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, 10 squats; 4 rounds of sprint 400m + 25 pushups; burpee/situp ladder to 10 reps (1 burpee, 1 situp, 2 burpees, 2 situps, 3 burpees, 3 situps, etc.); 21-15-9 reps air squats/pushups. You get the idea!
  • Start thinking about how you want your meals to look AFTER the Whole30. The Hartwigs recommend adding one banned food group at a time (e.g., dairy for the first four days but none of the other Whole30-forbidden foods). You can use that method if you want, but you may want to structure your diet differently. Just START thinking about it now — you can finalize plans later!

For those of you that have been Whole30ing along with me, what’s next for you?

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