Amber Lorraine

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  1. Good morning, I am four days post whole30, it ended just days before Halloween and I was so proud that I didn't crave Halloween candy. I have been eating all compliant foods. I keep a food journal using paleotrack.com, most days I get optimal paleo rating. It's been a great tool to make sure my macro and micro nutrients are in balance. So, I went grocery shopping today and decided, I'm going to make some "cookies." Said cookies were made of organic almond butter, no added sugars. cashew meal, chapped walnuts, 2 tablespoons of raw cacao and topped off with a pecan. I dropped them in roughly 1 ounce dollops on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and froze them. I had one and it was a gateway to sugar cravings. WHY?!? Because I called it a cookie. It's in the early hours of the morning here on the East coast, why am I still awake? Online school. It's the only time I can fit in the gargantuan amount of reading I have to do for my classes, not to mention do the laundry and clean. I have a 5 year old who is a busy bee and a perpetually sick and grumpy 1 year old. I'm also active duty Navy along with my spouse. I coach soccer in the spring and fall, thank goodness soccer season just ended after my double game on Saturday, now I can catch up on breathing, lol. So back to my post, my sugar craving ends in me eating a whole (organic, no soy lecithin) dark chocolate bar. Hello, 40 grams of added sugar in one sitting! I feel like a failure and I'm not looking forward to the amount of time I'm going to continue to crave sugar in the coming days. Crap. I can't believe that I went off the deep end after only 3 days post whole30. Any advice? I wonder if the sugar beast will ever die.