Day 1. Take 2.


SamBoho

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Hello all!

After spending a month debating whether I should try the Whole 30, I have finally given in. My diet has been on a crazy roller coaster the past six months and my body hates me for it. I was a vegetarian for almost 2 years (for ethical reasons) but never felt quite healthy enough, so I came back to the dark side around the holidays. Around the same time I started to feel extreme pain, turns out that was my gallbladder telling me it didn't feel like working any more, so I went ahead and had that removed. Dr's orders were to stay on an extremely low fat diet for the next few months. That did not happen. I have been very rebellious in my eating habits which has led to 10 extras lbs and constant discomfort.

Whole 30 appeals to me because of the considerable health benefits. I have been putting up with constant heartburn, GI discomfort, and gas pain (that was supposed to go away with my gallbladder) for the past few months. As well as lack of energy, but that's been going on since my vegetarian days. My main concern is the fat intake of this diet, i know many people lose significant weight but i just don't get it! I'm scared I am gonna be another 10 lbs heavier by the end of June! Also, I'm scared of the pain that I am going to be in from all that fat. I use a calorie counting app and the amount I'm taking in astounds me. Also, I am excited to see what difference no grains or legumes are going to have on me since I am Hispanic and rice and beans are eaten in my house almost EVERY DAY.

Any ways yesterday was my unofficial "Day 1" but around 9 pm my body was screaming at me for sugar and I devoured a Cherry Pop tart AND a few Doritos in 10 seconds flat! It was delightful/shameful and set off my heartburn. So today is my official Day 1 and its going pretty well( eventhough it's only 8pm), I don't have any heartburn or pain which is such a RELIEF! And I already feel less bloated or swollen. YAY!

So here goes nothin'! I have quite the challenge ahead of me since it is my birthday month, so no drinks, cake those ominous/delicious Pop tarts lurking in the pantry. But I think I can do it. :)

-Samantha

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You can do this Samantha! Your body will be thanking you, and once you get in the groove of this, it gets easier. Stay strong, be sure to plan ahead constantly, and be diligent in your thoughts about WHY you are taking this on. I started my birthday month too. I was mentally prepared so I was able to stay strong. Thanks for your post, and we look forward to hearing about your progress!

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This is the best thing that you can do for yourself and you're going to feel so much better! To rid yourself of temptation I would strongly suggest taking all of your non-Whole 30 compliant food, placing it in a tote and placing that tote out your sight. This will make it much more difficult to give in when your sugar cravings get bad, because they will until you're over the hump. You won't eat crap if there is no crap to eat. Good luck, I can't wait to hear your results after 30 days! :D

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