Aguinaya Posted July 7, 2015 Share Posted July 7, 2015 Technically, this is day 7 of my first Whole30, but I figured logging this today is better late than never. From July 2011 to September 2013 I was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines. It was an incredible experience and I miss my friends and family there everyday. What I don't miss, especially after reading It Starts With Food, is my diet there. While reading the book, I was haunted by all the sugary cereals, peanut butter and Nutella, cookies, and MSG-filled foods I soothed myself with throughout my service. I was sick a lot--flu, typhoid fever, German measles, countless colds and sinus infections, and was diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia and PCOS. Plus I gained 20 lbs. I was so mad at my body by the time I got home, and have been...until I read that book and realized I probably did this all to myself. I was never taught to consider 1) what was really in the food I was eating and 2) what it was doing to my body. I turn 30 at the end of November, and I am determined to go into this next decade as the best version of me as I can be. So here we are. I knew having a July 1st start date was going to bring on some difficulties with the 4th of July, but I managed to get through it pretty well. I read more food labels than ever before, and was shocked to find things like dextrose hiding in things like frozen hamburger patties. Gross. I might have leaned on watermelon too much, but I avoided 4 dozen cookies, 2 pans of brownies, a homemade cheesecake (all made by Grandma), and 2 packages of cookies. It was exhausting. But it was also a great learning experience. I realized that I can do this! Hell, anyone can do this. Day 7 M1: 2 homemade sausage patties, 3 eggs cooked in ghee, 1 cup steamed spinach M2: leftover plaintain nachos (from Well Fed 2) M3: Pad Thai, with spaghetti squash, baked chicken, snap peas, green onions, and sunshine sauce Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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