mandykath Posted April 17, 2012 Share Posted April 17, 2012 I completed my first Whole30 in February, and overall it was a positive experience. I lost a couple of pounds but the best part for me was how great my sleep became. I awoke really energized in the mornings, a typically troublesome time for me. Right after it though, I got a bad cold, and in my pathetic state made some less-than-ideal choices, and then came St. Patrick's Day and Easter, all of which, again, entailed less than perfect choices, and the good nights sleep & general good vibes went right out the window again. My post 30 disappointment/learning experience was that I feel like it's important for me to be a little more judicious with what I choose to eat when it's a "cheat". Part of it is a credibility thing. If I tell my family & coworkers that I don't eat gluten and then eat a cookie they brought in, I come off as flaky. It's hard enough to explain Paleo to people without giving them a "But you ate a cookie that one time! why won't you partake in the doughnuts I brought in?" excuse and not offend them by refusing their (kind) offerings. I feel like I had this mentality where I earned a Whole30 badge and became healthy for life. Now I know how easy it is to undo the progress, and am keen to get back on track. I'm currently in the middle of another Whole30, as next month I have a huge event for work where I will be running around working for ten 12+ hour days and may or may not get to eat regularly. From past experience, it's easier for me to miss the occasional meal without becoming a raving pyscho when I'm not addicted to sugar and coffee, and I'll need all the high-quality sleep I can get. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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