YogaMomNYC Posted October 13, 2012 Share Posted October 13, 2012 This isn't question so much as a discussion. I'm on my second Whole30 and it's SO much easier than my first. I first did this about 6 months or so ago, and starting was so hard. Trying to cook all that food and figure out a system and convert my kitchen, with my family's needs also being met, was really difficult. When I made a dinner for the first time and it wasn't to our taste, we'd have nothing to eat. I struggled with the packed lunches. Snacks were dangerous territory. Label-reading, on top of everything else, was a burden. We went to Disney on day 17 and that was it for me. So since then, I've bought paleo cookbooks and converted us over slowly. While I was absolutely NOT eating a great paleo diet, I did make almost all of our dinners from these cookbooks, and did Sunday cook-ups, and made breakfasts that were compliant much of the time (that's my biggest pitfall). I got a lot of great recipes to use so that on this Whole30, I don't' expect to make any food for the first time, with the exception of sides that, if they don't work out, I can just steam up some broccoli to replace them. I have an arsenal of healthy fats to cook with, most of which I had to buy online (beef tallow, rendered duck fat, etc) since we don't like coconut oil. Dealing with cravings is hard enough without also eating all new food and running around to 4 grocery stores in search of weird ingredients. So if you feel overwhelmed, you might benefit from a slower ramp-up. This time around, it's been a breeze. Maggie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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