SherriC Posted June 8, 2016 Share Posted June 8, 2016 Hi! I'm on Day 8 of my first whole 30. I'm doing this because it's a program my spouse and I can share. Especially because I am working on reducing sugar cravings. I have PCOS and ADD, but I also have been having elevated cholesterol* and blood pressure recently. So I am concerned about all of this meat I've been eating, in place of whole grains and beans. Fruit and vegg - I love. No problem. But while I thought I'd be craving junk food - brownies, ice cream, chocolate, mocha lattes - what I am actually finding myself craving is a salad with corn and black beans. And a bowl of oatmeal and fruit - maybe with a bit of meat or egg protein on the side. I'm not having any problem at all with missing dairy - I've never been able to tolerate straight-up milk, although I love cheese & ice cream. But I don't miss cheese very much. In fact, the only way I eat it regularly is on salads, and I find olives to be a fine replacement for savory taste. I am following the Whole 30 timeline, and I realize that these next few days may be tough. But I wonder whether some people just aren't made to consume so much protein from meat. It just feels like it's sitting in my stomach! Suggestions? (If this is in the wrong forum section - apologies!) *I have read some cholesterol threads in this forum. It's increases in my LDL and triglicerides that are concerning. My HDL is awesome and has kept my ratio excellent for many years, but my ratio isn't as good as it used to be so I really have to watch it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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