I need your help. As many of you know, I’m writing a book on the “Personal Paleo” approach for publication in early 2014. I’d like to include some quotes from people that have successfully completed a 30-Day Reset or Challenge and successfully made the transition to a Paleo lifestyle. Specifically, I’m looking for answers to these questions:
- What was the hardest part of the 30-Day Reset Diet for you?
- Did you experience any specific challenges when you began it, such as fatigue, lethargy, digestive trouble, etc.?
- How many days before you experienced improvement?
- What would you say to someone just beginning the 30-Day Reset Diet?
- How did you feel after 30 days? Are you glad you stuck with it?
Your answers will inspire thousands of readers and help them see the light at the end of the tunnel. And they’ll help me to write the most compelling book I can and spread the message of a nutrient-dense, low-toxin diet far and wide!
If you’re willing to participate, please take a moment to fill out a brief questionnaire. It’s completely anonymous and won’t take more than a few minutes.
I really appreciate your support!
Ok, so I am about to start the 30 day reset, and I am extremely excited about it! This commitment has been long overdue. I started trying to transition to a paleo lifestyle last year and just from the minor changes, I saw a significant drop in body fat, inches, and weight. I still had some digestive issues that I blame completely on my Paleo 4 days, then pizza and beer the other 3! Haha. Well… I decided the only way to really break the cycle is to commit. So with that said, here I go! For someone that needs stats to truly understand the impact, here’s a bit about me… good luck everyone (don’t forget to get out and exercise!)
Starting stats: (June 2014)
Weight: 324 lbs
Body fat %: 28.9
Blood pressure (unmedicated): 172/105
Ending stats: (January 2015)
Body fat%: 23.8
Blood pressure (unmedicated): 141/92
As you can see, I still have a long way to get to my goal which really has nothing to do with the number on the scale, but more with inches, body fat % and a healthy blood pressure… but in 7 months, I already feel like a brand new person! Hope this motivates you!
On to the reset and a new lifestyle!
I’ve been raw-paleo for roughly 6 years now and began my life style with a thirty-day challenge which I loved so much I just continued it as a way of life. I gave up alcohol, soda pop, all grains and all non fruit sugars. Never a fan of most vegetables outside of “root-foods” I gave them up too.
The only negative impact of the diet was actually a positive. Sugar withdrawal by day two became so severe, I almost fainted while driving my car. The situation was alleviated by consuming an apple. The positive spin came from the knowledge that sugar is so highly addictive to my system that I must avoid it at all costs.
My daily meal plan goes something like this.
Breakfast: Three raw pasture raised chicken eggs, one medium slab of raw veal liver followed by a piece of seasonal only fruit.
For lunch I snack on my homemade liver and egg yolk jerky seasoned with sea-salt and a piece of seasonal fruit.
Dinner last night consisted of raw meat loaf with ground chuck mixed with raw and chopped onion, green pepper, garlic, capers, and sea salt. Dessert consisted of a peeled and pieced grapefruit sprinkled with Stevia while I worked the Chicago Tribune crossword puzzle.
My diet is popular with very few people but it works for me and the last 6 years have transformed my mind and body. Indeed by 45 years of age I was almost completely bald and now at 51 I have an almost full head of blond hair with no gray whatsoever.
What is the 30 day challenge?
As far as I know, the 30-day challenge is just following a strict Paleo diet for 30 days. Here’s one implementation of it: http://www.paleoplan.com/2012/01-09/paleo-plans-1st-annual-30-day-paleo-challenge-starts-now/
I think Chris uses a 30-day “reset” as part of his Personal Paleo Code, to help get your body to a baseline where you can start tweaking the strict Paleo diet to fit your own individual needs. I’m not sure how his plan might differ from a standard 30-day challenge, though, if it does.
Thank you. I did the Whole30 once which sounds like it might be similar. I’ll check out the paleoplan.