jenni268 Posted October 25, 2012 Share Posted October 25, 2012 Hello everyone! I started my journey on October 15, which means that I'm on my tenth day of my first Whole30! I am really loving it so far. I feel like (most days) I already have an incredible amount of energy and I don't have the mental fogginess that used to cloud up my head. What I am still struggling with IS in my head, though. Over the last three years I have worked.... and worked.... and worked to get healthy and shed my extra weight. Over that three year period, with many fluctuations, I have lost about 60 lbs. YAY! What I am struggling with now, though, is directly associated with that. For those three years I used an online calorie tracker that assisted me in determining a caloric intake to lose "x" amount of weight per week and then I could track my food consumption and exercise output. As we all know, this is NOT something I am doing now that I am on Whole30 and attempting to break free. But I am still struggling with this mental block of not counting calories, not obsessively logging on to the website and, really, not ridiculously restricting myself because I only have "x" amount of calories remaining for the day. Whole30 doesn't feel restrictive to me, so I worry I'm not doing enough or I'm doing it incorrectly. I find myself obsessing over what I am eating, even though it's healthy. For example, I have been eating sweet potato hash for breakfast in the mornings (every morning, cooked in coconut oil, about half a medium potato). I've been rereading ISWF and finally picked up on the section that says if you're overweight and insulin resistant you shouldn't load up a plate of mashed sweet potatoes around your protein. My crazy brain has now latched onto that and I feel like I have undermined everything and that this first ten days is now a failure. So, long story summarized ( ) how do I combat these thoughts? Is this just an unhealthy cycle of thinking that's been ingrained in me by past experiences? Is this something that Whole30 or 45 or 60, if needed, will help me work through? I want to have a healthy brain to go with my healthy body, and it's frustrating to feel trapped into these obsessive thoughts. Any advice would be welcomed! Thanks for reading! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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