I am looking for some help and encouragement today. Today is the first day that I've actually thought about quitting the Whole30. While I have had some minor struggles so far (cue me crying in a bathroom on Christmas, but successfully turning down a piece of delicious dark chocolate cake), today has been the only day that I've actually considered attacking some sweet stuff. I have an admitted sugar addiction, which was my whole reason for starting the Whole30 in the first place. I know that my psychological relationship with food needs to be repaired, and as much as it sucked, crying over a piece of cake (which I know is so dumb) helped me see that. Because of that, I've cut out fruit and Larabars for my Whole30. I don't struggle with hitting the brakes when I eat nuts, so those have been making occasional appearances. I get my carbs primarily from sweet potato, which I always pair with a less starchy vegetable and protein for my meals. I know that I'm full, but these intense sweets cravings are making me feel as though I'm always hungry. Additionally, I woke up today feeling bloated and having a breakout. I know that these are temporary side effects, and I know that this is all normal. I was just wondering if anybody could give me any tips besides sticking it out, because I'm really really REALLY struggling with that right now. Below, I've listed a few days of my typical meals.
Monday: (also had a 1.5 hour heavy lift and 30 minutes of Cardio)
Breakfast: 2 poached eggs over sautéed spinach, garlic, and onions
Lunch: Beef tenderloin, roasted carrots, arugula salad, roasted sweet potatoes drizzled in olive oil
Dinner: 2 deviled eggs (made with compliant ingredients) and green beans sautéed in olive oil
Tuesday: (1.5 hour heavy lift + 1 hour cardio)
Breakfast: 3 chicken tenderloin, sweet potato drizzled in olive oil
Lunch: 3 deviled eggs, green beans sautéed in olive oil, handful of pistachios
Dinner: 2 chicken thighs, roasted carrots, and green beans sautéed in olive oil
Today: (45 minute hypertrophy lift)
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrammbled with mushrooms, peppers, and onions sautéed in olive oil
Lunch: Prosciutto (compliant), avocado, cherry tomato, spinach, and arugula salad drizzled with compliant ranch
Dinner: None yet
hope you can help me! Thank you!!