voverman002 Posted February 26, 2016 Share Posted February 26, 2016 Hi everyone! So I'm on day 4 of the Whole30 and other than the pure mental knowledge that I'm not "allowed" to have certain foods I have found that the first 4 days really aren't bad for me at all! I didn't "pig out" before I started and I kept waffling back and forth on my start date when one night I thought "This is ridiculous; get going Veronica! There will never be a "good time" to start this and there will always be something coming up in your life that will keep you from feeling like you can commit." That was the absolute BEST decision I made. I realized that the more and more I pushed off starting that I was feeling less committed. The crazy thing is, I chose to start this after just being sick for a week with a cold/flu and not being fully recovered. Not only that, I embarked on this journey just 7 days before my Company's Fiscal year-end, which is laced with extremely late nights (last 2 days of the quarter/year-end are working til 10 pm and midnight, respectively), they bring in lunch/dinner and sweets/refined snacks abound! Oh, AND I started my "time of the month" 2 days ago. I think all of this would make it seem absolutely insane that I chose to start with and stick with the Whole30, but I cannot express how absolutely, undeniably happy I am that I made the choice to do it! I think for me, it's a lot easier to just avoid the "bad stuff" than it is to have one or 2, so foregoing all of the year-end snacks, etc has been surprisingly easy! I did have a bit of a headache yesterday, but other than that I'm feeling quite great! I have absolutely no bloating and just feel awesome. I would say that I have completely understood what the plan talks about rethinking food - most every meal I eat is super satisfying but do I "look forward" to eating like I used to? No. it's more of a fact that I know I need to eat so I don't end up hungry and craving something. The best move I made this week was that early on I made a LOT of roasted veg and have used it numerous different ways throughout the week (throw it in with some eggs for a quick breakfast, made a curry dish with it last night for dinner, etc). Can't express how happy I am! I know it's only Day 4 and eventually things may feel mundane and depriving, but I feel really encouraged about how I'm mentally approaching this. It's one of those things that no one can make you be ready/excited/willing to do this, but once you make that choice for yourself it's life changing! Until next time..... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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