CarolinaVol Posted February 11, 2014 Share Posted February 11, 2014 So, I am on day 9 and everything seems to be going great. I am really enjoying the program. I love all the new recipes I've been trying. BUT on day 1 and then twice last night, I had "accidental cheating nightmares." The most vivid one went like this: my boyfriend and I were eating dinner at my cousins and she served us beanie weenies (WHO EVEN EATS THOSE ANYMORE?!). I had my beanie weenies without beans, knowing that beans were not compliant. Only after the meal did I realized, there's probably a lot of processed stuff and unhealthy junk added. And then, in the dream, I had a total, visceral freak out. The other 2 dreams I've had weren't quite as vivid but all involved a food that was complaint in one way but SO obviously not in another (i.e., gluten free brownies) and only after eating did I realize they weren't compliant. I know that I am not stupid enough to make quite this obvious of a mistake in real life, but I always wake up really unsettled. I know that, according to the timeline, I may have dreams about indulging or have dream cravings, but none of these dreams are about cravings. In none of the dreams am I like, Oh my gosh, this food is so good! It's always just a regular ole meal and I'm trying to be compliant. But something happens, and I make a mistake and it ruins everything. Has anyone else experienced dreams like this? I assume it stems from a combination of things 1-my fear of failure (I have similar dreams about non-whole30 things, like accidentally missing a deadline). 2- I wonder if I am reading the message boards too much where people do something small wrong and everyone immediately tells them that they have to start over 3-Oh, and did I mention I am a perfectionist? Any tips for reducing anxiety dreams? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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