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I have ended up loving this way of eating and plan on continuing. Thursday is Day 30 for me and though I didn't plan this on purpose, we are leaving Friday for a cabin in the mountains outside of Asheville, NC for a few days. I know that there will be times that I will not be able to be 100% compliant, having tried once to eat out and finding it close to impossible.

My question is this, are there any specific foods that are really hard on us immediately after Whole30? Or are there re-entry instructions somewhere that I have not yet come across?

I have no intentions of suddenly consuming desserts or massive amounts of cheese (which was my particular Dragon a couple of times during the second week), but if anyone has specific experiences of post-Whole30, "omg, WHY did I eat that?!", I'd like to know.

Having cleaned up my diet for 30 days, I don't want to negate or seriously damage the progress I have made. I will be cooking at the cabin most of the time, but I know we'll be going into Asheville for the day a couple of times, too, so want to plan ahead.

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Every responds differently to reintroductions, so we cannot tell you with any certainty how you personally will respond.  Generally you want to avoid overindulging with multiple off-plan foods simultaneously.

 

There are two ways to reintroduce:

- following the suggested reintroduction protocol

- do more of a slow-roll reintroduction

 

It sounds like the slow-roll approach may work best for you, given your planned getaway. 

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but if anyone has specific experiences of post-Whole30, "omg, WHY did I eat that?!"

When I have that "OMG, why?!" moment it's usually because I made a snap decision to eat something completely not worth it. Like a crappy grocery store cookie or a piece of commercial cake or something I didn't really WANT but which was just sitting there.

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+1 to being mindful of having multiple off-plan items in a single meal. Or rather, if you do (as I did when I went out for Indian food on Day 35) be prepared to accept the physical consequences.

 

I guess, what I'm trying to say is be smart/mindful of your choices but don't be afraid of your food or demonize it. It's ok to enjoy something off-plan occassionally - just make sure it's a conscious choice and not, as ladyshanny suggested, a moment of impulsive weakness.

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