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I know, I was quiet about it. Secretly I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. I tried several times to start over and by day 2 I was chin deep in some French Vanilla Coffeemate. I have such a hard time with creamer!!
I started (officially) my 2nd Whole30 and I’m currently on Day 3. It feels good! I haven’t had any creamer! YAY! After our first Whole30 (read about it here), I was perfectly fine leaving behind grains (Gluten) and dairy. Sugar has been the hardest. Easter came and went and there were several Cadbury creme eggs to be had. But after Easter was gone, I was still craving sugar. I’d eat exceptionally well at all 3 meals but then have creamer, something sweet in the afternoon and that would lead me to looking for something sweet at night. It was a vicious cycle and I wanted out of it. Ironically, I only gained 1 lb back from my last Whole30, but the way I felt while eating sugar just put it all in perspective for me.
What seems to be easier this time? I have an arsenal of recipes ready to use and a solid food plan. I know, after reading others’ experiences, that I do need some sweet potato or red potato every day to keep me from having anxiety. Not anxiety about food, but real life ohmygoshwhyamIpanicking anxiety. I felt it really strongly in week 2 during my last Whole30 and found out I’m not alone. A few good carbs make everything better during these 30 days.
I know I promised some meal plans and shopping lists and I am working on those! The past two days I’ve eaten:
2 eggs, 2 pieces nitrate free bacon, 1 cup of mixed fruit, black coffee
4 oz grassfed hamburger (mustard, ketchup & pickles), 1/2 a sweet potato, 1 cup green beans
Snack (trying to cut down):
1 cup mixed fruit, baby carrots OR a Coconut Creme Pie Larabar
Chicken breast, roasted broccoli or green beans
Today my lunch is chicken with 1/2 sweet potato and broccoli. I do have a get together to attend tonight so I will be sure to eat a super healthy dinner and be full before getting there. Crossing my fingers for some raw veggies or fruit and maybe I’ll bring my own ‘bubbly water spritzer’, which is basically plain Italian soda with limes and mint.
Who wants to join me (publicly, comment, or privately, email me!)? I am going hard!
*Please note, this time around, the Whole30 book has been released!! Have you read it? You should! A guide to your 30 days plus 100 recipes. Click here to check it out:
From the Amazon site:
“Millions of people visit Whole30.com every month and share their stories of weight loss and lifestyle makeovers. Hundreds of thousands of them have read It Starts With Food, which explains the science behind the program. At last, The Whole30 provides the step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook that will allow millions of people to experience the transformation of their entire life in just one month.
Melissa and Dallas Hartwig’s critically-acclaimed Whole30 program has helped hundreds of thousands of people transform how they think about their food, bodies, and lives. Their approach leads to effortless weight loss and better health—along with stunning improvements in sleep quality, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. Their first book, the New York Times best-selling It Starts With Food, explained the science behind their life-changing program. Now they bring you The Whole30, a stand-alone, step-by-step plan to break unhealthy habits, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and strengthen your immune system. The Whole30 features more than 100 chef-developed recipes, like Chimichurri Beef Kabobs and Halibut with Citrus Ginger Glaze, designed to build your confidence in the kitchen and inspire your taste buds. The book also includes real-life success stories, community resources, and an extensive FAQ to give you the support you need on your journey to “food freedom.”