Sassy Pants Posted March 22, 2017 Share Posted March 22, 2017 I'm an emotional eater. Sad, lonely, happy it didn't matter. I enjoy food. I started the Whole 30 for several reasons. Namely to re-educate myself on what I should be eating. I've taken countless classes on human physiology and nutrition but clearly I wasn't listening close enough. I wasn't practicing what I knew to be true. My desire for sugar, bread and cheese was stronger than my desire to eat proper healthy food. I kept telling myself that I'm too busy and I don't have enough time to cook fresh, so I was living off of convenience foods that I could throw in the microwave or oven or worse, fast food. I was feeling sluggish and tired all the time but wasn't able to get a good night's sleep. I've always been an emotional eater. Growing up, when I was sad or lonely I was comforted by food. If we were celebrating, food was the center of attention. This behavior is deeply ingrained and it has been hard to change, but I'm working on it by establishing new healthy habits like going for a walk or turning on some music and dancing around the house. After a short time on this program I am already feeling better. The bloating in my stomach is going away, my mind is clearer and I'm enjoying cooking for myself again. Meal planning is key for me because while it is true I'm a busy person (like everyone else) I am able to find time to make several meals at once so I don't have to cook every single day. I'm only on Day 3 but things are going great so far. I like that I don't have to be meticulous about weighing or measuring out all my food. As long as I'm eating the right foods, I find that I'm satisfied and not overeating at all. I feel the Whole 30 came into my life at the right time and I'm embracing the reset on my relationship with food. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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