Thoughts on Nutritional Changes


Some of our members attempted and maintained diet changes for all of January. In light of the WLC challenge starting in February, we thought it would be great to hear how much they enjoyed/disliked their experience.

Danielle Woods:

“Best thing – It’s contagious! My parents and a workmate have got in on the action, and lots of others have shown a genuine curiosity, and started making smaller changes to their own habits. The Tesco by our work wasn’t prepared for the sudden uptake in coconut oil!

Worst thing – Feeling weak and tired as my body was adjusting.

Will I be repeating it in Feb? No, because to repeat it would have to mean I stopped. Now that I feel like I’ve cracked it, I intend to continue the good habits.”

Maria Turner:

“The best thing was the cooking! I love to cook and this gave me the chance to try new things and be more creative with my meals. The worst / hardest thing was giving up my morning latte. It sounds silly, but it was a big part of my morning routine and it has taken me a while to get used to black filter coffee. I’m really looking forward to joining the WLC in a few weeks.”

Sophie Bewick:

“I discovered some awesome new recipes…The first few days of withdrawals (mainly cheese) made me as sick as a dog but since then I had no issues with food – my meals are mostly clean anyways, it was the snacking in-between that had to stop. The no booze got boring, I missed wine. Overall my body felt great, but my mind was bored. The major downside (other than the lack of partying) was that I got weaker in quite a few of my lifts.

I’m definitely going to do the WLC in Feb, the benefits are brilliant (sleep, skin, skinny-jeans) but I’m not going to be as strict as I have been on the Whole 30 as it’s not sustainable if you also want to have a social life. So will I occasionally have a glass of wine? Yes. Will I eat the free cake in the office? No. Will I remember to roll out, take fish oil, and get 8 hours of sleep a night? I hope so.”

Who else made changes to their diet in January?

Workout of the day
A: Deadlift – 5 x 5
B: 21 – 15 – 9 of:
KB Swings (32/24kg)

Quick announcement, athlete level testing this month will take place on Tuesday, 26th of Feb, and will consist of:

400m Run
Double Unders
Muscle ups / ring dips
Pull up
Overhead squat
Toes to bar
Push up / HSPU (Int/Adv)