Guest Posted March 18, 2014 Share Posted March 18, 2014 Today is day 30. DAY 30!! I even drew balloons and stars next to it in my food diary as a celebration.... Here are some of the things I learnt about myself from doing a whole30. Sorry, these are just ramblings as they come tumbling out of my head... Nut butters/nuts are food without brakes. Cocoa is a sugar dragon. Fruit is a sugar dragon. I am more anxious when I don't have food as a distraction. Eating mindlessly is part of my routine and when I'm bored/studying. I really need to only eat when hungry. Sweet potato wedges are amazing. Homemade shepherds pie with blended cauliflower florets instead of potato is amazing. Food will not fix my problems. Sugar will not fix my problems. Alcohol is a crutch for my social anxiety. Coffee gives me panic attacks. Homemade hot cocoa is amazing (cocoa, coconut oil, ghee, topped with cinnamon) Dates unleash my sugar dragon. I need to drink more water. My eczema has improved. SWYPO pancakes are a food without brakes. AND NAUGHTY. I really don't know how to reward myself without food. I hide a lot of emotional issues behind food/caffeine/alcohol. I am actually quite depressed. Food should be fuel, not comfort. When I'm busy, I don't have time to think about food/alcohol. I should probably choose better friends if I can't let them see me as the 'real' me without caffeine/alcohol. When I get anxious, I eat. When I get sad, I eat. When I'm angry, I eat. I never thought I'd see day 30. I never thought I could do 30 days without... M&S percy pigs sweets cake (and my mum has made A LOT) brownies muffins cookies banana bread hot chocolates lattes chocolate marshmallows jelly babies crisps bacon!!! cheese on toast soya milk rice milk almond milk chocolate coconut milk peanut butter rice peas sweetcorn to name a few.... I have learnt so much about myself. And it is really shocking. It has gone beyond the 'I want to lose weight' part, it is like my brain has been physically stripped back to the core and now I have a better idea of areas I need to work on emotionally/mentally. What next? A whole 30 AIP protocol.... Goodbye eggs, cocoa, nuts...! Glutton for punishment... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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