janetoja

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    Older women following Whole30

    Hi all! I've been lurking on this thread for a few days and thought I would introduce myself. I'm 52, married with 2 grown boys, one in the Army and one away at college so I'm a first time empty nester. I am a professor at a local university with a retired husband who does most of the cooking. I decided to finally dive into the Whole 30 once I discovered I could manage drinking my coffee black. That was always the deal-breaker for me. I had been suffering from the beginnings of menopause and I was experiencing brain fog. My diet wasn't terribly bad, but it wasn't great. Doing this Whole 30 was always somewhere in my brain but I had never pulled the trigger. I'm currently on day 14 of my first Whole 30 challenge. So far it hasn't been bad. I haven't had any cravings and I feel like I have a ton of energy. The brain fog has lifted! Reading through your posts I have realized that I no longer itch at night, which used to drive me crazy. No more night sweats either! The hardest part for me has been breakfast. I have never been much of a breakfast eater, but started eating breakfast as part of my Whole 30. I just "muscled down" breakfast at first, but somewhere around day 9 I started feeling very hungry in the morning. Now I just need options, I eat sweet potatoes, eggs, sometimes leftover meat from the night before, spinach, avocados, and occasionally nitrite, sugar free bacon. I feel like I'm getting bored with this, but since I had never been much of a breakfast eater, I can't come up with new and exciting breakfast options! I look forward to getting to know you all and thanks for letting me ramble!