Encouraged by my Whole30 diet

It Starts With Food

Its been a while since I posted because I’ve been in lots of pain and discomfort and extremely busy with helping get our home decluttered so every room can be repainted.  I’m also reorganizing all the drawers and closets to clear out stuff we don’t use anymore.

We had our old kitchen remodeled with new cabinets, back flash and tile and I’m loving it.  I have granite countertops, pull out drawers, a cool cutlery drawer and under counter lighting.

My hip and back pain had reached a level I almost couldn’t bear and I had decided to talk to my rheumatologist about back and hip surgery.  But then I read about the Whole30 eating plan and was very intrigued by the results I’ve been reading about.  So I purchased the ebook about the program and one of the receipe books too.  I began this fairly restrictive way of eating around the 9th of April (at least I then began eating lots of veggies and less bread and gluten free food).  On April 24th I started the complete plan with all its restrictions in earnest.

My Whole30 Results


To get a good kick off to eating this way, I’ve spent the first week at a retreat with an artist friend of mine who is also diabetic and wanting to begin the 30-day Whole30 plan.

We have been eating strictly by the plan and I’m getting wonderful results.

The plan is not for weight loss but for health improvement, but weight loss is supposed to be a side affect.  I’ll see if I have any loss when I get home this weekend.

The plan is much like Paleo eating, but you remove all sugar, wheat, dairy, soy and alcohol from your diet.  I was really worried about the bread and cheese but I’m doing great without them.

  • On day 3 I noticed that my swelling in my feet and hands had been reduced significantly.
  • I also noticed that my body aches and pains, especially that in my hips and low back were much improved.  I’m also trying to do some yoga stretching each day (my version of the poses anyway, lol).
  • I noticed also on Day 3 that my energy level was greatly increased.  I was able to wake up early (6am) and do things all day long.
  • I noticed at the beginning on Day 1, that my blood glucose reading were enormously improved.  I’ve never had this good of BG readings and I even had to reduce my night time insulin injections to half what I was injecting before.  And many days, I do not have to take the noon dose of insulin either.
  • Today, on Day 5, I’m still feeling good and my BG is good.  This is so exciting!  I’m loving it!


Continuing this way of eating (WOE)


One thing I have decided is that I plan on continuing this way of eating until I have reached all the benefits I can from it.  I haven’t felt this good in years.


Thanks for looking at my site and coming to this page. I would love for you to leave any questions or comments below.  In addition, I’m open to new topics to research and comment on as they pertain to my own health and experience living with diabetes.  Please share your interests and questions in your comments.  I also love to hear others stories about how they handle their own diabetes issues.

– Shirley

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