hollywynne Posted October 4, 2012 Share Posted October 4, 2012 Today is Day 4 for me, and I'm faced with whether I should start over or not. Yesterday, I ordered a salad at a restaurant that had "walnut flour fried chicken," which I thought at the time would be compliant. When I started eating it, it seemed a little too light and crispy to be made just with walnuts, but I ate it anyway. I know I should have clarified with the waiter and will try to do that more in the future. I've had no residual effects (besides guilt), but I don't know if--if indeed the chicken had a minute amount of flour--that should derail me. (I'm also not sure what oil it was fried in.) Also: I know smoothies are not recommended, but both yesterday and this morning I found myself genuinely hungry and didn't have time to cook anything. I rigged up a smoothie of coconut milk, almond butter, an egg, a banana, and just a small dash of apple cider and vanilla extract. I didn't use it as meal or dessert replacement (it was not very sweet at all), but as a way to get some fat and protein in my system. (Again, I'm fully aware that I should have had something quick on hand, but my failure to plan/verify is not the point or what I need to have questioned here.) Am I supposed to start over now? If so, this may not be the plan for me. I thought the Whole30 would be a good introduction to "going Paleo." However, I have issues with obsessive thinking, both with food and other issues; it seems to me that obsessing over the smallest details is missing the point of the plan and counterproductive. I realize these details can be legitimate derailers, especially if they are conscious decisions, but these things were not intentional AT ALL and don't seem to have had an impact in any way but psychological. Help? Would it be better to abandon the Whole30 and just focus on making better Paleo-based food choices? I can't handle the thought of continually tacking days on over obsessive questioning of myself and my intentions and what may or may not be true failures. With my tendencies, my Whole30 would be a very bleak Whole365 or more. And if I end up abandoning, can I get my Whole30 daily money back? Oh, and forgive me if this is too close to topics that have been covered--I searched as best I could and found a few related threads, but nothing that spoke to my exact situation. The search restriction that requires more than four-character search terms is frustrating! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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