Here at Advanced Aesthetics of Northern Colorado, we pride ourselves on being concerned with our clients’ overall wellness- not just the way your skin looks on the outside, but overall how you are doing.
Nutrition is such an important part of skin health and overall wellness. It might seem silly to say that nutrition affects every area of our lives, but it really does!
Recently, I took on a clean eating challenge to eat clean for 30 days. Essentially the Whole30 program allows participants to eat unlimited amounts of vegetables, fruit, meat, nuts/seeds, some healthy fats/oils, and spices. No alcohol, drugs, grains, processed food, sugar, legumes, or dairy for 30 days. It might seem crazy, but it’s only 30 days! After 30 days, you can do whatever you like. You’re allowed to eat as much as you want whenever you want, and the program is free. The only catch is you have to eat from those food groups only. (You can learn more at www.whole30.com)
This was my first Whole30 and I had amazing results! I wasn’t looking for weight loss, but I was looking to tackle my sugar addiction, and tackle it, I did! I saw benefits in clearer skin, significantly decreased sugar addiction, some unanticipated weight loss, and just generally overall health! I was surprised by some of these benefits, but they were pleasant surprises!
One of my friends, Hannah, also tackled the Whole30. This was not her first one, but she was looking to reset her dietary habits. When she travels often, it is easy to fall into less than ideal patterns that tend to carry over into her regular life after trips. Some benefits Hannah saw this Whole30 were more consistent energy, significantly improved workouts, and clearheadedness, plus more stable moods. Previous benefits Hannah has experienced include significantly improved energy, no more PMS cramps, clearer skin, no more afternoon energy dips, no more daily headaches.
Hannah and I both agree that having the support around you is key to your success. We also noticed that advance preparation is very helpful! Some people like to meal prep in advance for the week, which is a great tool. Also, having quick and easy meals on the ready is great for when you are tired and your willpower is low. Another trick is to plan ahead for tricky social situations (work luncheons, eating out, parties, etc.) to make a plan of attack- search out meals that work for Whole30, bring your own food, or eat before you go. If you put your mind to it, you can succeed! I highly recommend everyone try the Whole30 program at some point!
Come in to chat with us about Whole30, and also the wonderful services and products we offer that can complement a Whole30!