Suzgord Posted June 17, 2013 Share Posted June 17, 2013 I feel like the odd man out a little bit. Yes, I did lose weight on my Whole 30 that ended last week--9.5 lbs after a prior 12 lbs after a month of general mostly paleo prior, but what was really hard as I tried to complete a good science experiment on myself in reintroduction was that I didn't take my time; however, I have learned that I have no crazy bad symptoms after trying out dairy--maybe a little tummy ache, but I'm not even sure--, gluten foods, some sugar, and even corn chips. In a way, I wanted my stomach to explode or my eyes to bleed or something definitive because as I said, I can't consider myself a rousing success: I'm still at least 30 pounds overweight, my sinusitis and asthma didn't improve over the course of my two months without bad foods, and I don't really like real food. Gasp! I hate to be a negative Nelly, but I am in my 40s and have been eating some wonderfully bad stuff for most of thirty years. I did the work. I got some results, but I don't feel so much better or that the weight loss results were essentially different from what two really clean Weight Watchers months would have netted me. On the plus side, I do believe that processed foods, most dairy and grains, and maybe even legumes are not particularly healthy for people, and I know that added sugar is bad news, but I have been floundering these last few days of muddled reintroduction, trying to figure out my approach. Can I really live this way for the long-term? Well, mostly? I'm not sure. Honestly. I have to find what makes it sustainable for me personally, I guess. It was actually easier for me to just think of myself as being in food rehab for a couple of months, treating an addiction like heroin with nutritional methadone--food that was just fuel, not fun. I knew I could do it for the short term, but now I am looking at what I am eating and not eating, and I'm not sure I can find the right place from which I can eat some for health, some for enjoyment, and manage to lean out at the same time. I just haven't sees people admitting to this kind of turmoil on the forum. I don't want to undo the good I have done while I am figuring out how to go forward. Any thoughts or advice will be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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