I've been on the Whole 30 diet now for about three months. Yes, yes, I know, the basic program is only for 30 days but it took me a while to really stick to the program. I have now finished the 30 days and feel great. I've lost quite a few pounds and am pleased with myself.
Now I'm in the "adding" back period to see which of the no, no foods bother me and whitch don't. Four days ago I ate milk and milk products and felt fine. I didn't think I was allergic or bothered by milk so that wasn't a surprise. Today I ate some grain products, a whole wheat bagel, some pasta and a dinner roll. So far I'm ok but I, likewise, didn't have a history of being affected by gluten. I don't think my problem is allergies but just the effect that carbs have on me . . . like gaining weight!
When I moved to the pacific northwest I got a new drivers license and it showed that I was at 155 pounds. Recently I got a new license since I had moved and I was at 130 pounds so eating paleo/primal/whole 30 does work for me and I feel good eating that way. A few years (6 or 7?) ago I was up to 180 pounds and lost much of that eating paleo/primal but I do miss bread. And sugar. And beer. Now I have to decide how much of high carb foods I can/want to eat, if any.