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This is On--Start Date 4/19/16


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Day 1: I felt compelled/inspired to start today instead of waiting until May 1. I feel mildly fuzzy and hang-over-y, and salute those who have conquered their addictions and sustained their recovery. 


Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs, 1/2 avocado, spinach and celery smoothie (I will not give these up), coffee with coconut milk, roasted sweet potatos. 


I can do this, one meal at a time. 

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No food cravings whatsoever. I just want to not have a headache, and I know all too well that bread and sweets are not the answer. Breakfast has always been my psychologically-unhealthiest meal. 



Breakfast Before: 1 hard boiled egg, slice of sprouted toast with butter and pb made from honey-roasted peanuts, spinach smoothie, coffee with coconut milk. Followed by General Foods International Coffee at work. 


Breakfast Today: 2 eggs scrambled with diced colored pepper over roasted cabbage (prepared last night), 1/2 avocado, 4 roasted fingerling potatoes, spinach smoothie, coffee with coconut milk. 






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Hi, thisCalamityJane -- I've merged your topics so that you just have one log. Just come back here and hit reply to continue adding to it, so that you can easily look back over your Whole30 without having to hunt down 30 individual topics.



Just a quick note on your breakfast today -- when eggs are your only protein source, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand, so probably three or four. Also, smoothies are not ideal, here's the official word on that from the Can I Have list:

Smoothies: We’d rather you didn’t

This is a very popular question, with a very unpopular answer. Smoothies (generally made using lots of fruit) are technically compliant on your Whole30, but we strongly recommend against it. Food that you drink sends different satiety signals to your brain than food that you chew. So when you drink your meal, your brain isn’t getting the feedback it needs to tell your body that it’s had enough of what it needs. Plus, smoothies are generally really fruit-heavy, and starting your day off with a liquid sugar-bomb sets you up for cravings, hunger, and volatile energy levels throughout the day. In summary, we’d rather you just eat the food, and skip the smoothie.



This doesn't mean you need to start over, as long as all the ingredients in the smoothie are compliant, it's just something to keep in mind going forward.

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Day 6. 



Ate baby carrots after a particularly flavor-intense meal and they tasted so sweet!


The headaches are gone, and I'm slowly getting over my discomfort at eating larger meals. 


In the past, I always watched portions to "save calories" for sugar later on. 


I was skeptical at first, but I really appreciate that this program doesn't allow "paleo-versions" of "treats." It really addresses the emotional aspects of eating. 

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  • 4 weeks later...

Day 31. 


I'm a believer!!!! 


"Measurable" results: I gained 3 lbs, BUT lost 2 inches from my waist and 2.5 inches from my hips. 


Intangible benefits: I approach eating much more mindfully and recognize certain foods for the emotional crutches that they are. 


Going forward: The only thing I'm interested in re-introducing is "occasional cheese"--a sprinkling of feta on salads; pepper jack on a burger. 


Thanks for making this program so accessible to everyone.

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