Alliea Posted January 6, 2014 Share Posted January 6, 2014 My second Whole30 starts today with husband, and off to a rollicking start. I discovered after I drank it that the coconut milk powder I use in my coffee has maltodextrin and sodium something or other in it. Really, the situation could be worse. It means that I'm counting my start as at lunch today rather than breakfast, and I'll add either breakfast or a whole day on at the end. Would have been much worse to have this happen halfway through. All the same, this reminds me of the despair I felt during the first Whole30 when I really began reading product labels and discovered there is sugar and salt in everything. Almost seems like if you don't kill it or grow it yourself, someone has stuck a chemical of some sort in your food. All the same, I feel optimistic. I didn't find it horribly hard the first time and I incorporated some long term changes into my eating that will make it easier to transition this time. However, I am just off a holiday carbohydrate binge that tops anything I did since the first time, AND I like white wine now. I've been trying to get myself to like wine for years, finally developed a taste for it, and now very much look forward to the glass of wine I have most evenings. I also discovered whisky sours (I used to be a bartender and had no idea those things were so awesome). So now, of course, I'm asking myself why I'm so concerned about giving up the alcohol for 30 days. Hard to imagine I'll have any alcohol withdrawal given the amount I'm drinking, so I think I'm mourning in advance the social routine my husband and I developed around having a drink when we got home from work. Fizzy water just doesn't seem as attractive. Or maybe all this focus on alcohol is meant to distract me from what I'm really worried about, which is the stomping carbohydrate withdrawal that I'm probably going to get flattened with. Happened the first time--muzzy headed, half dead halfway through the day, etc.--and I expect it this time. Ah, well, maybe a little cheese with my whine, right? I'll get through. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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