Whole30 Results and Celebration

Well, we did it! A Whole30 five week challenge and a combined 15 lbs down for us! We went to Espetus in San Francisco with the family to celebrate. We did not totally pig out even though it was all you can eat! Below are pictures of our fun day. I also want to share some notable, non-weight related results:

CLEAR SKIN - For the first time in my adult life my skin is clear of eczema! It makes me feel so much more confident about myself. And I'm saving money - I’m not wearing foundation and am using much less makeup overall. I asked my dermatologist about this and she said it’s likely because I omitted dairy, processed foods and sugar. 

BETTER MOODS - I noticed that this time around I have less intense mood swings (especially during that time of the month). Both my husband and I noticed that I was a lot more balanced.

BETTER SLEEP - Unless the kids are in and out of our bedroom all night long, I’m sleeping between 6-8 hours each night. I feel rested and energized every morning.  

MORE MUSCLE TONE - I’m able to see all my hard work at our boot camp workout pay off through toned muscles. I lost an inch at my waist and an inch off my belly. Definitely feeling stronger!

WEIGHT LOSS - I lost three pounds and my husband lost 12 pounds in the past five weeks. I was going to boot camp four days a week, so I’ve likely put on muscle weight.

OUR FUTURE PLANS - We like the way we feel when we follow the Whole30 diet, so we’re going to stick with it using an 80/20 balance. That’s roughly four meals a week to indulge in other things. 

Happy Tuesday everyone!

 This Brazilian Mojito is out of this world. So GOOD!!!

This Brazilian Mojito is out of this world. So GOOD!!!

 Traditional Brazilian appetizers - fried plantains and cheese bread.

Traditional Brazilian appetizers - fried plantains and cheese bread.

 My semi Whole30 plate from the buffet.

My semi Whole30 plate from the buffet.

 The meat keeps coming until you tell them to STOP!

The meat keeps coming until you tell them to STOP!

 Our dessert was hot Belgium chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and cafe bom bom (expresso with condense milk). Definitely NOT Whole30 compliant.  (For the record, we're already back on Whole30!)

Our dessert was hot Belgium chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and cafe bom bom (expresso with condense milk). Definitely NOT Whole30 compliant.  (For the record, we're already back on Whole30!)