3dayevent Posted July 9, 2013 Share Posted July 9, 2013 Hello all, It's my fifth day of the Whole 30 program. Up until yesterday, everything was glorious. I was enjoying preparing the meals, not experiencing cravings, sleeping so well, and seeing results. However, yesterday was a rough day and I would like to share things that I believe could have prevented some of the challenges of yesterday, day four: 1) Adequate amount of sleep. The night before my rough day, I slept about 5 hours. Due to exhaustion from consecutive, heavy CrossFit WODs and little sleep, I think my body was just searching for energy sources of any kind. 2) Pre-planning meals and making preparation nearly effortless at mealtime. I have been beginning meal preparation when I was already hungry and ready to eat the meal. This led to snacking before the meal, or as I was preparing the meal. On day four, I didn't eat anything prohibited, but I did have 2-3 servings of fruit and ate more veggies and meat than what I needed to be nourished. I don't think this necessitates a start-over, but I'm willing to begin again. Lastly, I am looking for advice of conquering this program while living in a house divided. I share my residence with others, and the people residing here are not interested in doing the Whole30 program or Paleo-style eating in general. So, at mealtime and snack times, there is constantly "off-limits" food out and in the kitchen. Cereals, bagels, freshly-baked bread, chips, crackers, and cheesy dips sit out on the counters, daring me to cave. Thankfully, I have not gone off track, but I don't see my environment best enabling me to succeed. Please offer your suggestions, advice, and counsel on how to handle eating and meal preparation in a tempting environment. Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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