kellydotgov Posted June 18, 2014 Share Posted June 18, 2014 Hi All, I started my first Whole30 5 days ago after begging my boyfriend to do it with me. He has had IBS for over a year and is an awful snacker/carb addict. I am always wanting to be healthier, this was an easy way to help myself and challenge him to being healthy- as he hasn't been since his diagnosis. I recently turned 30, started working from home, and found that my more sedentary lifestyle was not helping my waist line. I started getting back into yoga and eating healthier- nothing was working. This was a big shock to me as I have always fought to keep weight ON my body. I spent 90% of my life trying everything I could to GAIN weight and now I couldn't lose it. Along the way, I picked up a lot of bad eating habits due to "being able to eat anything". I have luckily never gotten addicted to fast food (only ate it once every 6mo or so) but that didn't stop me from pizza, pasta and cheese. I anticipated this being a hard first couple days for my BF and I, so we decided to start the plan on a weekend we planned on being out of town camping. Having pre-planned meals and food brought with us enabled us to just deal with what we had. Surprisingly to both of us... we were fine! No cravings. We enjoyed all the food we brought with us: Chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, veggies, fruit, cashews, and pistachios. I only missed having s'mores Today my daughter wants breakfast for dinner... So i am making her some scrambled eggs with salsa in them, some fruit, and sweet potato hash browns with onions and green peppers. I need to read through more posts in the forum to compare how I'm feeling with others, even though I'm sure most of us will be fairly different due to pre-existing conditions and/or prior eating habits... I have only noticed that I may be sleeping a bit better. I have always been a horrible sleeper, can't fall asleep or stay asleep. I think I am a bit more sound now, less waking up. But, I am still feeling fairly tired throughout the day. I have so far, not had any cravings. 1 bad headache, but I think I attribute that to a lack of morning coffee that day. I am excited to continue on this journey to being more healthy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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