WholeStanley Posted November 3, 2015 Share Posted November 3, 2015 I completed a whole30 back in June 2014- completed the 30 days and embraced all the rules and recommendations and it worked great for me and has really changed my way of thinking about food. However, it pains me to admit that whilst I have adopted some of the whole30 principles permanently in the past 18 months I have not once been able to string together 30 days of whole30 eating. Boy Melissa was not wrong when she said the second round can be harder! It is so much easier to justify a little slip up when you've managed to convince yourself that you 'mostly' eat whole30 most of the time. I've been meaning to do another 'proper' whole30 for a while and I realised today that over the next 30 days I don't have any pressing trips away or social engagements that will make it extra difficult so I've realised there is no time like the present and decided tomorrow (4th November) will be my Day 1. In order to be successful I've realised I need two things. First, some proper accountability which is where this log comes in! Secondly, to remind myself why I'm doing this in the first place. So here's my list so far (I''m sure I wil add to these): I need to do some proper intro's - I was enjoying whole30 eating so much before that I never properly did these. I know I react badly to wheat and dairy but it would be interesting to find out exactly what my reactions look like to other foods so I can make better 'off-plan' choices. I want to kick my 'Oh I can start again tomorrow' attitude. I'm carrying more weight than I need to and should probably slim down - 3 whole30 meals a day plus off plan snacks equal a biiig calorie surplus. Which means I feel uncomfortable and my clothes are alway tight. This is not a size my body is too happy at. Proper committed long term whole30 eating makes me feel so good! My insides thank me every day and my skin (which is pretty bad at the best of times) really benefits from clean eating. I feel more confident and comfortable inside and out. Its a miracle that I have found a suitable 30 days where I can feasibly do a proper whole30 so it would be a shame to waste this opportunity. I use food to cope with nearly every single emotion! I would like to (and at the end of the day need to) develop and ingrain some much better coping mechanisms that don't rely on junk food or over eating. I will feel so much better going into the christmas period if I have a better control over my food. My food plan for tomorrow looks like this (M2 and M3 are already prepped in the fridge so I can take to work with me): M1 - a few meat balls, left over chicken and 1 scrambled egg with spinach, tomatoes and some chorizo. ( I will also have 2 home made melon gelatine squares with breakfast) M2 - palm sized baked cod fillet, half a roast sweet potato, half a bag of spinach and a tablespoon of home made mayo M3 - 2 chicken thighs with skin on, sauteed kale and a courgette in free range chicken fat. I will check back in tomorrow with the times I eat, my mood and how much water I manage to drink. Wish me luck and please feel free to comment! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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