I realize I am SUPER late in posting about my experiences with the Whole30, but better late than never right?
Overall, the Whole30 was great as a weightloss tool, which was why I decided to try it. I ended up losing 10 pounds by the end of the 30 days, which I was really happy about. Of course, I went right back to my old eating habits and gained the 10 pounds back pretty quickly, so my bad. Also, I didn't work out very much while I was doing the Whole30 because, unlike a lot of other people I've read about, I didn't have that much energy. I was pretty much always hungry and craving food that I couldn't have. Even though I enjoyed some of the recipes I tried, nothing could satiate my cravings for junkfood. I'm pretty bad that way, I eat a lot of crap. So, by the end of the Whole30 I felt like I was crawling past the finish line.
"Just let me eat some cereal!!!!"
Then there was the guilt that I felt after I'd finished when I ate non-compliant food for the first time. But it went away pretty quick.
So, for the final score I would say the Whole30 was a SUCCESS since I stuck with it and it helped me lose 10 pounds. Also, I was probably healthier while on the Whole30 than I've been in the past five years, so... there's that. I'll probably never do it again.