Little_Ramona Posted July 1, 2015 Share Posted July 1, 2015 So, today is Day 31 of my first Whole 30... The day I thought I would eat something crazy, like pancakes or icecream, but over the last 48 hours I've decided to continue this journey for the month of July for several reasons. I can't call this a Whole 60 because I found out on Day 29 that my first run, unbeknownst to me, was out of compliance. (Insert mad face here.) The number one reason I am continuing/ starting again is freaking SOY. Specifically soy in canned tuna. I made it all the way to Day 29 of my first W30 before realizing that I'd probably eaten 8-10 cans of Starkist tuna which lists soy in the ingredients. Now, you may be asking WTF is soy doing in tuna, as did I. And it's actually in the broth that is added to the tuna for flavor. So it's a miniscule amount for sure, but it's in there none-the-less which doesn't take away ALL my non-scale victories for my first W30 but certainly negates my compliance, intentional or not. (Insert sad face here.) Here is the thread that was my wake up call: http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/28806-why-does-every-can-of-tuna-contain-soy/ HUGE lesson #1 for me: READ ALL LABELS. I should have known by the label shock I experienced with other foods like finding cane sugar in my store bought organic chicken broth and canned tomatoes, which thankfully I read and did not eat. But the damn tuna got me. Other reasons why I am continuing into July without a break/ slip/ cheat: I am just barely starting to successfully build a meal that will sustain me for 4-5 hours without becoming famished or wanting to snack it up. I am just barely starting to know how to tame my sugar dragon and other cravings and not give into them with approved substitutes like Larabars, fresh fruit and dried fruit. It is clear by the degree of difficulty I still have with this that I need more practice. I want to continue studying It Starts With Food to fully understand the "sciency stuff" and it seems ridiculous to do so while eating off plan. I feel freaking fantastic and I do not want to give up my tiger blood just yet. I know I will have to face reintro at some point, but I'm just not ready. And then there is the tiny voice inside me that says I can be a beacon of light to others who might want or need this information in their lives and the best most effective way to be that is to have a deep grasp and understanding of it and an authentic living testimonial of my personal journey. Basically, I could be the messenger for someone to save their own life and that possibility makes me very happy. Will post my Day 1 log this evening when the meals are eaten and the battle is won... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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