AmyD68 Posted August 11, 2016 Share Posted August 11, 2016 So here is my question...am I doing this right? I read the book "It Starts with Food" from cover to cover. I went to my pantry and threw out everything that was not Whole 30 approved and I mean everything!! The pantry was empty!! I then went to the refrigerator and did the same. I am 47 (soon to be 48 in 4 days) and I am sick and tired of feeling like I can't get out of bed because I have no energy, popping diet pills to increase my metabolism and loose body fat, trying to gulp down a protein shake or eat a protein bar, fixating on 5-6 small meals a day, and overall feeling like I am living in a body way to old for my years. I purchased Whole 30, as well as the cookbooks Well Fed, and Well Fed 2 to start my journey. I read some of the forum messages and I expected to be in for a rough couple of days and/or weeks "detoxing" my body from everything I have put into it for 47 years. I would have called my addiction to carbs and sugar pretty bad and I have the body shape to prove it. But the thing is, I had none of the "side effects" that I read about. I had no sugar cravings, no carb cravings, no desire to snack in between meals, no headaches, etc. I started the program 16 days ago and since everything I have put in my mouth is Whole 30 approved, I keep wondering...am I doing this right? Why would I not have the side effects that I have had on every other diet (and I know this is not a diet) I have ever tried? Why do I not have cravings, I mean AT ALL!! Not one from day one!! I want so bad to step on the scale or break out a measuring tape because the thought of going 30 days doing what I am doing and then finding out I am doing something wrong will be very upsetting. Was I supposed to follow the 7 day meal plan food exactly or was it okay that I created my own meal plan based off the approved list? Any advise or suggestions? Sincerely, Amy D. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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