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Irish Rose

Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!

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Didn't know where to post this! I am 16 days into my second whole30 and it is SO easy this time. I recommend everyone try a second attempt. This time I am armed with great recipes , good cooking and prep habits and my husband has joined me. I am stopping on day 26 for my sisters wedding ( I think it's wrong to worry about what's in your sauce, or to decline champagne on a wonderful occasion like that ) BUT I am enjoying it so much I will launch my third whole 30 on the following Monday.

I now make my favourite lemon paprika chicken thighs ( google Eatlivepaleo) to eat during Saturday nights reality TV marathon. I cook ahead for the two days I am out of the house all day and I have inspired my husband and lots of Facebook friends are asking about it as I post delicious whole30 food.

My advice , buy Well Fed, buy loads of vegetables you have never tried before and embrace the chance of a great learning experience. I get sick of meat so I eat lots of vegetable dishes and seafood.

Well, I don't know what my point is but I just wanted to share!

I also got through my severe pmt by eating medjool dates. Not ideal but you want to see what I USED to eat : )))

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Good for you, Irish Rose.  I'm on my second W30.  It does become second nature.  I'm not ready to start with reintroduction yet, as I've still got a bit of work to do on the snacking dragon, I still have 30lbs to lose, and I find the W30 template works well for me as a natural weight loss plan, and frankly I don't have a compelling reason to stop right now.  

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I 100% agree, Irish Rose! 

 

My husband and I are on Day 6 of Round 2, and we were talking this morning about how this time we are not having to constantly THINK about food! We know we cant have the cake, so why sit there and contemplate it? After our first Whole 30, we did an introduction phase that turned into a 2-week eat like crazy fest. So this time we are doing a Whole 90 with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas off. Truly it's not a "whole" anything, but as AppleGirl said above about natural weightloss...it's more of a lifestyle now rather than a "challenge".  Thanks for posting this because that very question was in the air in our household too! 

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I 100% agree, Irish Rose! 

 

My husband and I are on Day 6 of Round 2, and we were talking this morning about how this time we are not having to constantly THINK about food! We know we cant have the cake, so why sit there and contemplate it? After our first Whole 30, we did an introduction phase that turned into a 2-week eat like crazy fest. So this time we are doing a Whole 90 with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas off. Truly it's not a "whole" anything, but as AppleGirl said above about natural weightloss...it's more of a lifestyle now rather than a "challenge".  Thanks for posting this because that very question was in the air in our household too!

This is exactly how I am looking at it. I have found a way to make it fit real life. If I can do 30 days , I will but if it's a big family occasion, I am not going to sit there stressing about every ingredient. I will make a conscious decision to relax and then get right back on it : ))

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"Whole 42 done.

Then on Day 43 ate a cupcake--doh!

Now back to WholeWhatevers as I call them, when I eat something non-compliant I get right back on it. I have not and do not plan to "re-introduce" anything for regular consumption, mostly I just deviate occasionally "

That's the most sensible thing I have ever read!!!

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