sdwrage Posted August 22, 2013 Share Posted August 22, 2013 Hey everyone. Starting whole 30 to reset my bodies emotional and physical connection to food. Far too often my entire day is driven off of what next tasty meal is over the horizon. The hours in between feel like murderous fillers where I am either forced to wait or I break and snack on something bad (a gas station beef jerky or some chips). I also love my alcoholic beverages and at one point was drinking nearly every night (for about two weeks). I used to do paleo pretty decently (about 19 out of 21 meals out of the week were paleo). I crave sugary food/drink, various types of gourmet breads, and enjoy a drink a few nights a week now. My wife and I recently had our first son come into the world and throughout her pregnancy I literally could not cook chicken with seasonings. She got physically nauseous and I eventually caved and went back to the typical american diet. We were eating out more, I was drinking more, and genuinely starting to feel like crap. I was about 175 at the peak of my Paleo diet and exercise and then over the course of about a year (my son is now 7 months old) I am nearing 190. My sleep schedule is out of whack (sleeping about 9 hours a night and going to bed at about 4 AM), I feel tired most of the day, I can't focus on the work I need to get done for my clients and I don't feel confident in my body enough to go out with friends most times. I am hoping Whole30 helps me to get my life back and break the mental/physical/emotional bonds that my food and drink create. Today... is day one After whole30 I will be moving towards Lacto-Paleo (Primal) diet and allowing myself some aged cheeses (aged cheese is lower in lactose and sometimes non-existent). Only foods I seem to have trouble with are eggs as they tend to upset my stomach. I will continue to eat them though for the sake of whole30. I am currently lucky to have my wife and brother jumping on board with this and planning meals together. I feel it will create an air of accountability and an avenue of communication that will let us express how we are feeling each day. Let the body reset commence! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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