chrissie Posted August 17, 2014 Share Posted August 17, 2014 Hello to anyone reading this! I can't believe I'm here, seven days in and ok! I was anxious about starting this programme - a life-long member diet clubs and still overweight and unfit, and always rebelling against their rules; subconsciously I think I realised there was something wrong with their restrictions on some foods, but it's ok to buy their manufactured fake food! I don't even know how I came across the whole30, but I am so pleased I did, it makes so much sense. I'm 60, live in England and work full time nights, I know my health was sub optimal but I didn't realise how much my food choices were having an impact on me. and I am a nurse, so really should have known better! I started cutting down on wheat and sugar as soon as I got into reading the book 'It starts with food', so perhaps that is why I haven't had any horrendous withdrawal symptoms, yet ! What I have learned is I can eat vegetables without horrid gut problems - because I am not having the wheat and sugar. I lived off bread, pasta, crisps and potatoes, because anything else caused pain, bloating and other very undesirable effects. Whenever I tried to get healthy by adding veg, I soon opted back out because it was too uncomfortable (and a couple of embarrassing moments too). No fun at all. Yet, by removing all the processed stuff I can even eat cauliflower.... that used to really gripe me, so it's wonderful! (OK, I'm having to have it without cheese for a few weeks, but it's worth it!) I have also learned that I enjoy really simple meals, and at the moment, I don't need any involved recipes... perhaps that will change as the days go on. But to eat roasts or grills with buttered (sorry, ''ghee'd'') veg, without guilt, measuring or pointing.... I feel Normal! Sorry if this is a bit of a waffle, but I know my family would be bored by my excitement and rolling their eyes (I've fallen off more dietary wagons than most) so I am posting this to share my enthusiasm! I've never lasted 7 days at anything before without tweaking it, or cheating a little bit... I feel well, and I have a list of meals written that I am looking forwards to having. I love the forum, there is so much to learn, and so much support. I've even been able to walk past all the magazines offering instant weight loss, instant health etc.. by following their eating plan, so I'm saving money to spend on simple good food. I'm happy today! I hope other readers can be happy too. X Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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