RunnerJudy Posted January 2, 2014 Share Posted January 2, 2014 I listened to a Paleo lifestyle podcast the other night as I was doing some menu prep work for today. The fella was on a rant, clearly against the Whole30 approach. His point was that if the Whole30 was so successful, why would anyone need to do a "second, third, fourth..." Whole30. His approach was making lifestyle changes in baby steps. Sheesh, if I hadn't done my first Whole30 and experienced "tiger blood" I surely wouldn't be here doing another! My first Whole30 gave me a glimpse of what healthy feels like for me. I think it's perfectly normal for most of us to leave the 30 days only to experiment with foods to see what our bodies will tolerate or not. For instance, I could have very small amounts of milk in my espresso, seed but not nut butters, wine but not booze and lentils but not beans. I do ok with maple syrup but not honey and certainly sugar blows up everything. I am probably ok with greek yogurt but by the time I tried it I was way out of whack....that will probably be one of the first things back after this round. I believe the speaker on his rant didn't understand that the Whole30 is a TOOL we are using to understand the benefits of clean eating and a great way to hit the restart button, especially after holiday indulgences (ah, Gentleman Jack!) It's funny, I only have 1 or 2 drinks each Friday night "date" with my hubs....not really an important part of my life but I guess an important part of our de-stress from the week ritual. Anyway, I am happy to be back here....I have some SparkFriends that may show up. I am looking forward to kicking the Sugar Dragon back into his cave and feeling in control again. My biggest lesson in Round 1: leftovers are friends, emergency protein is essential (ground lamb, YUM), protein + fat pre-workout = success, daily sweet potato and/or winter squash. My biggest pitfall: the predicted day 28 food boredom. I now have Well-Fed 1 & 2 and Food for Humans to play with. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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