letitbeatles9 Posted August 14, 2013 Share Posted August 14, 2013 Hey guys, First, let me apologize in advance for how nutty this post is going to be. Here we go. I'm going to preface my questions by saying that Melissa's "Sometimes It Is Hard" post definitely applies to me. I have a long history of disordered eating (at one point to the degree of a full blown eating disorder), food addiction, negative body image and self-talk â€“ you name it, I'm sure I've done it. I'm not even sure I'm capable of ever having a healthy relationship with food, but I'm still going to try and that's why I'm here. I attempted a Whole30 a few weeks ago, but quit because I got bored eating the same stuff every day that I didn't really like and was trying to follow the strict AI protocol, which was really overwhelming to take on right away. After a couple weeks of regrouping, I'm trying again. I've planned and prepared some delicious meals and will continue to mix it up and try new things moving forward. Over the past few days I've eaten much healthier than I was on my break from Whole30, but I'm still worried. I'm having thoughts like "OMG, I'm on Day 3 and this isn't excruciating yet. I'm doing something wrong." I made a super delicious hash with sausage, spinach, sweet potato, onion, and apple. But I'm like what if the meat to vegetable ratio is off and I'm eating too much meat? I've done the following in an attempt not to go overboard and cut myself a little slack. I've been mixing fruit juice (labels carefully checked, no non-compliant ingredients) and seltzer water. I probably haven't gone over 8 oz of juice any day, but I'm worried I'm getting too much sugar for the program to work at all. I've also allowed myself a couple of red potatoes roasted in coconut oil. Also, I was going a little nutty cause I didn't think to do something about ketchup. I was super busy, tired, and cranky and was worrying about having time to find all the ingredients, make sure I have a blender, etc. I looked at my bottle of organic ketchup and was like okay, I'm freaking out over 4 grams of sugar (regular, not high fructose corn syrup or anything). I decided one tablespoon of the ketchup with 4 grams of sugar was okay. Now I'm afraid I'm cutting too much slack to see any benefit from the program. So I guess my question is, those three things (juice, potatoes, ketchup), how much of an affect could they really have? Enough to derail the whole program? Just not optimal but kind of okay? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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