laurajayw Posted July 18, 2014 Share Posted July 18, 2014 Hello everyone this is my first post in the forums, despite having read a lot of stuff on here over the last few months. You're a great community. I did my first Whole30 in May and it was brilliant. Stuck to the plan completely, enjoyed the food, rarely felt hungry between meals, shed some pounds, had loads of energy and new-found confidence and I was more productive and focussed in pretty much every aspect of my life. I also found that eating according to strict guidelines somehow made me feel more free around food - I was no longer governed by cravings or a need to eat out of boredom/for comfort. The whole thing was shockingly easy for me. I felt so good when I finished Whole30 that I was completely blindsided by how difficult it is to turn this from a 30-day challenge into a long-term lifestyle. I planned to continue eating more or less according to the Whole30 rules, with room for occasional indulgences. The difficulty came with the 'more or less' part. It turns out that a) 30 days is not enough to change the habits of a lifetime (what a surprise!) and b ) I am not very good at moderation. At all. As soon as I removed the training wheels and tried to ride this bike alone using just my judgement and willpower, it gradually fell apart and I started 'indulging' far more than I should have. I don't want to make any excuses - it is me and only me that has made every single one of these bad choices since completing my Whole30. I just wasn't as well-equipped as I thought I was to take my lessons from Whole30 into the big wide world. I've decided to do another Whole30, and if it's as easy as the first one was then I plan to make it a Whole60 - I think that two months will really help me to make a long-term habit out of eating this way. The only thing is, I have a lot going on over the next 6 weeks - going on holiday, my birthday, various weekend occasions with family and friends. I know I could do all of that on the Whole30 if I wanted to, but I'd rather not have to worry about finding compliant food while I'm on my holiday and so on. Instead, I'm going to start my next Whole30 in September and hopefully continue in October too.Sorry for the rambling. MY QUESTION IS... Given that I've got 6 weeks before starting Whole30 again and that I'm seriously struggling with moderating my poor food choices right now, can anyone advise me on a good way to try to re-establish some control and limit the damage between now and September? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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