Kate LeKites Posted September 25, 2012 Share Posted September 25, 2012 I started my Whole30 yesterday. I am the only one in my household of 5 who is doing it. I have been dabbling in Paleo eating principles for a while, but decided I needed to commit to the 30 days for myself and not try to get everyone on board at once. I get a little discouraged by trying to find things everyone will eat, as well as the cost (I know, I know, you can do Paleo on a budget, but filling the gaps of processed foods with whole foods DOES increase my grocery budget). I have a few goals I hope to achieve with the Whole30. First and foremost, I need to release myself from my sugar addiction! I also want to build better stores of Whole30 approved foods for those times when I must eat NOW. Chocolate, cheese or yogurt seems to be my go-to for quick satiety. As for health issues I am addressing, my hormones need some work. I have not gotten a definitive diagnosis, but I suspect I have a progesterone deficiency or estrogen dominance. My cycle has been whacked for 20 years now. I was also previously diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. I feel that my thyroid has been effected as well, although my bloodwork is normal. I never feel rested or very motivated to be productive. I tend to have very dry skin and have trouble losing fat from my midsection. It's hard to flesh out which part(s) of my endocrine system are functioning less than optimally, but I'm sure one imbalance has dominoed into another and another. In addition to cleaning up my diet, I am cleaning up my toxin/hormone disruptor exposure by making my own personal hygiene and cleaning products as much as I can. Another issue is gallstones. I have been able to flush a fair number but started having attacks again recently. I haven't searched this forum yet to see if there is info on this issue, but will definitely do so. Mentally, I'm hoping to improve my focus and memory. Emotionally, I'm hoping to better handle stress and have a more steady mood. That's it in a big nutshell! I wish everyone great success with their own Whole30 journeys! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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