So Long Low Carb Diet Hello Whole30!

“Take Pride in How Far You Have Come and Have Faith in How Far You Can Go!” – Live Life Fit Calendar

I sit nervously at my desk as reality sets in.  I will be walking away from the high protein low carb moderate fat diet I have been on since March and committed myself and my daughter to start the Whole 30 on September 1st.

I am not only nervous, I am filled with anxiety and doubt.  Am I doing the right thing? I have lost about 36 pounds since March on my current diet.  What happens if I take my foot off the high protein low carb moderate fat diet and gain it all back?  What if I invest a month in the Whole 30 and I don’t lose any weight or worse yet gain a few pounds? To make matters worse I’ve shared my story with thousands of people who will be watching me.

I decide I need to get my feelings out on paper.  Once I do that, maybe I’ll burn the paper or put the note in a bottle and throw it into the lake or something dramatic like that.  For some reason, I can all but hear Cat Stevens,  “If You Are Going to Leave Take Good Care” playing in the background.  So here goes….


Dear High Protein Low Carb Moderate Fat Diet,

My heart is filled with gratitude and respect for you.   I want to truly thank you for all the wonderful things you have done for me.  I’m thankful for each of the 36 pounds you helped me lose.  I’m also grateful for the way high protein diets like yours tend to help my body tone up quickly, especially since I was a hot mess when I first started you.  The switch that turned with my sleeping patterns just a few days into this diet was nothing short of miraculous and my entire family would like to thank you for that.

You are a fantastic diet.  If we were a couple, I would probably say it’s me not you.  It’s just, have you ever read the book Good to Great? The book talks about how good is the enemy of great because once things are good people don’t push themselves to achieve great”ness”.  Well, I want great. I want to get to a healthy weight and feel my healthiest ever.

There are just some things about the high protein low carb moderate fat diet that are not resonating with my body.  The gluten, dairy, and artificial sugar all cause migraines, body pain, and inflammation throughout my body.

With that in mind, I have decided to start the Whole 30 on September 1st.

So High Protein Low Carb Moderate Fat Diet, please wish me luck.  I leave you filled with hope, optimism, and a smudge of confidence.  I have a few friends who have completed the Whole 30 and they have all said it has been completely life-changing.  As a matter of fact, they all looked like newly revised versions of themselves after they completed the Whole 30.   I’m only a few chapters into It Starts with Food and it already seems like the gains the dieters make are remarkable.

I’m hoping to be an amazing Whole 30 success story.  If not, I’ll be back on my hands and knees sometime around the first week in October.

Sincerely and Respectfully,



Whole 30

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