Non Scale Victories


No recipe on this one gang.  So if that’s what you were looking for just go on down to the previous post.  I’ve been wanting to talk a little about Non Scale Victories for awhile now.  You probably have no idea what I’m talking about… Well in the world of Whole30, Non Scale Victories (NSV) are any health/body/mental improvements that happen during your Whole30 outside of weight loss/body composition (hence non scale).

NSV’s are one of my favorite parts of Whole30.  Most people are pleasantly surprised at all the positive changes that happen during their Whole30.  Better sleep, consistent energy, improved mood (feeling happy all the time), heartburn relief, less mood swings, decrease in bloating, etc.  Seriously, the list is endless.

Want to know one of my favorite NSV’s?  Well my favorite for vanity reasons.  Better skin and hair.  I think it’s important to tell you that I am not one of those people who were blessed with flawless skin and silky hair.  Nope.  I struggled with acne and frizzy hair since puberty.  It used to be so bad that the dermatologist prescribed me oral medication and really harsh creams for my acne.  I cringe at the thought of how hard I used to be on my skin.

You know what, ever since I did my first Whole30 and stick to eating clean (for the most part, y’all know I love my bourbon) I have gotten so many compliments on my skin and hair.  Most days I go without makeup and actually prefer it!  My hair is finally strong enough to grow long and I don’t have to use an entire bottle of product to keep the frizz down.

I wish I had before pictures but I’m sure I deleted all of those.  Below are some recent pictures. The first one is with makeup on (only tinted moisturizer on my skin because that’s the extent of my “going out” foundation) and a picture with no makeup (eeep).

Maybe this will be a new weekly blog post…. Talking about some of my Non Scale Victories 🙂



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