Hi All, Happy Day 6! It looks like everyone is going great, keep it up. Just walked in the door after 36 hours of a mini-vacation, and I am proud to say that I made it through successfully. Restaurants were happy to swap out the cheese for avocados in my eggs, and I was able to get a delicious steak last night for dinner. I also discovered the most refreshing non-alcoholic drink, because let's be honest, sometimes plain water gets boring.
Rusa: glass with ice, lots of fresh squeezed lime, plain seltzer, and a salted rim. Try it!
Made it to day 6! Still going strong but...
Despite having thoroughly read "It Starts with Food" twice and having total confidence in my decision to start the program, I let my brother get into my head last night and spent the whole morning googling "Is Whole30 good for you?" and felt a mixture of surprised/not surprised when all of the articles that came up said, "NO IT'S THE WORST DIET EVER SAYS NUTRITIONISTS." I had to take a deep breathe and remember the fact that I am the only person who at the very least knows how different foods make me feel. I resolved to keep going and try not to listen to the skeptics.
The way this all started is that my brother commented on me eating red meat every day, and said I shouldn't even be eating it once a week - and then threw in the "fact" that "meat in general is really bad for you and you should rarely eat it." Obviously having read It Starts with Food, I know this is not totally true, but there might be a little truth to it on some level for some people?
Anyways, I'm not really seeking to be reassured of the health benefits of the program, but I am curious to know how other people manage to stay confident and strong in the face of skeptics or evidence that some facet of the Whole30 is actually detrimental to your health. I know even Melissa would say the Whole30 isn't the perfect thing for everyone.
And, okay, maybe I do need a little reassurance that eating (high quality) red meat every week is really okay. Also would be curious to know how other people are switching up their protein sources (i.e. chicken twice a week, turkey 3 times a week, fish twice, etc.).