On May 31st I finished my trial of The One Ingredient Diet. If you aren’t familiar with this experiment, I set out to eat foods that contained only one whole ingredient for the entire month of May.
This experience was challenging, but very positive. It helped me gain an even better appreciation for health and nutrition on a deeper level. I covered some of the changes I was experiencing in my mid-trial update, and this will cover a few postmortem observations now that I am finished.
In terms of health benefits, I didn’t see many changes from this experiment. I lost about 2 pounds (much to my dismay, as I’m trying to gain weight). I also had slightly more energy and more clarity, but nothing major. This is probably because I was already eating fairly healthy and at my ideal weight. In other words, I didn’t have a whole lot to gain in terms of measurable results.
For me, the challenge was more about curiosity and the inner benefits of eating a diet that is more wholesome and natural. In those terms, I definitely noticed an improvement. Food was more enjoyable and by eating a more natural diet, my body and mind felt more “wholesome” as well. Continue Reading →