Carilyn Posted October 14, 2014 Share Posted October 14, 2014 Today is the first day of my whole30, woohoo! I'm ready! Kind of a random day to start, but I had just got back from vacation and didn't have the supplies to start yesterday. Last January, I completed the whole30 and found it way easier than I'd thought it would be. I felt great and loved it! I tried another one around May or so but I didn't really need it at the time as I was still eating healthily, so I gave up because I felt left out socially. I definitely need it now though, I've been so unhealthy lately and can't stop gaining weight! I am also struggling a bit with headaches, stomach issues, low energy, mood swings and insomnia. The #1 result I am seeking from this whole30 is to gain a better relationship with food. An unhealthy view of food is something I have struggled with for most of my life in different ways, and I was shocked at how much that all changed during my first whole30. I really came out of it with a great understanding of food as nourishment and an awareness of what physiological hunger feels like. I still have those skills but I have definitely come off track from that. When I eat a lot of grains, dairy and sugar, I struggle with automatically eating too much (they truly have addictive properties!) and then feeling guilty about that. It's a terrible cycle. I am really interested in the concept of intuitive eating and I hope to end my whole30 feeling much more confident in my abilities to eat for hunger and nourishment, rather than taste and emotion. I know a lot of you are starting on 10/13, I will definitely keep up with you guys for encouragement Here is my meal plan for day 1... Breakfast: Hardboiled eggs Strawberries Lunch: Roasted veggie salad w/avocado, pine nuts and oil & balsamic vinegar dressing Dinner: Wild duck stir fry w/peppers and onions Snacks: Carrots Apple Macadamia nuts Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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