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Whole30 Success Stories – What can we learn from them?

Whole30 Success Stories

As many of you know, I’ve done Whole30 twice (see my Whole30 results: round 1 and round 2). And I’m sure that many of you have started Whole30 on January 1 or are planning to do so very soon.

When I was on Whole30 I was really eager to read other people’s success stories, for motivation and for just mental support. So I thought I’d help you out!

In this article I will post a roundup of links to ten Whole30 success stories and also bring some quotes from them that I find particularly important and meaningful.

What can we learn from their success and mistakes?

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How to stop food cravings

How to stop food cravings

When you try to lose weight you get food cravings. Why? Because you have taught your body and your brain to a certain type of diet – a diet that has made you gain weight. When you try to change your diet your brain doesn’t seem to be very happy. You can almost hear it scream ”Hey, I don’t want this! I want all the ”good stuff” I had before”. Obviously, you know it wasn’t that good for your health. So it is inevitable, there will be cravings.

Now, I’ve written about this a little bit before: About how to get rid of sugar and also about healthy alternatives to sweet cravings. But what else can be done besides either getting rid of sugar or choosing a healthier alternative? What can you do about your cravings to stay sane when you try to lose weight?

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Healthy treats when you’re craving sweets

Healthy treats for craving sweets

I’m pretty sure that when you’re trying to lose weight you look for healthy alternatives to your favorite sweet treats.

Are there any healthy treats?

Well, it depends.

That’s because you will have to start seeing treats in a different light. You cannot have daily chocolate bars or cakes and no amount of fresh fruits or berries is going to completely satisfy that craving. The good news is that you only need to really fight those cravings for about a week. After that the cravings are almost gone. After a week you will notice that you really enjoy the natural sweet taste of apples and oranges – and even replace sweet treats by having something savory.

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Are you a picky eater?

Are you a picky eater

I am. Well, I’m not one of those people who will only ever eat potatoes and Pizza Margherita, but when I compare myself to most people who eat pretty much anything then yep, I’m a picky eater.

In this post I will go through what it’s like being a picky eater and most importantly some tips on how to not be a picky eater for life.

Here we go:

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Whole30 and 30 Day Shred: Week 3

Whole30 and 30 Day Shred week 3

Another week on Whole30!

Overall week 3 has been interesting. I haven’t accomplished as much as I hoped: I haven’t eaten proper breakfasts (= more than just fruits) and I haven’t had any fish.

But then again I have started shredding again! Not as much as I would like to but I’ve done four 30 Day Shred workouts this week – that is certainly an improvement to my zero workouts last week

Here’s my week 3 report:

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Lose weight – Bollywood style

I’ve got something a little bit different for you this time:

You know, when you’re on a diet it gets a little boring after a while – and you’d like to spice things up a bit. Well – I am on Whole 30 right now and I wrote on my week 2 report about how I started Bollywood dance lessons this week and that got me thinking:

Is there a way that we could lose weight Bollywood style?

Lose weight bollywood style

So in this post I will write about Bollywood movies and also about how you can spice up your weight loss by bringing in some flavors from Indian lifestyle, diet and exercise.

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