prairieportia Posted October 2, 2014 Share Posted October 2, 2014 Good morning: I finished my first Whole 30 on Sunday. I felt well throughout, but never awesome (as I've written about elsewhere, between food prep, full-time work, two young children, and housework, sleep gets short shrift). I figured out about 2/3 through that even fruit and nuts can be food without brakes for me, so I cut those out for the most part as well. I was disappointed on Day 31 to learn that I had lost only three pounds. I have plenty of post-baby weight to lose, and no other real health problems. So yes, I was in it for the weight loss. Now, I want to keep eating in this way in hopes of really getting in the groove and slimming down. I want to follow the "is it worth it" analysis for off-plan eating. But I'm terribly unmotivated given my lackluster results. I should be doing proper re-intros, but I don't have the food in the house. Here's what I've done: Day 31: Three compliant meals, plus I had a square of dark chocolate after dinner. The next day I felt foggy and headachey. Day 32: I had two fully compliant meals. Dinner was technically compliant, but high in fruit and low in protein and fat. The next day I had a splitting headache. Day 33: I ate only compliant food, but I couldn't stomach any protein at lunch, and at dinner I had a small glass of whiskey, which did nothing for me. I made sure to drink plenty of water before bed. I felt fine the next day (today). In general, I just feel blue. Food is really losing its appeal (I'm sick of compliant food and noncompliant food is now tainted with the potential of guilt, weight gain, and general oprobium). I want to lose weight, but feel like I haven't found the key. I'd love to have pasta and yogurt and oatmeal again, but somehow feel it's "wrong," even though I don't think I have any particular sensitivities. I'd love to hear other experiences with this phase, or from anyone who didn't lose weight at first, but did after a while. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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