Martha Posted January 20, 2013 Share Posted January 20, 2013 Hi! My name is Martha and I just discovered this forum - I can tell it's going to be great for chatting and searching for stuff that I'm sure many others have asked before I came along. I started the Whole30 because my personal trainer cannot stop talking about the benefits of a Paleo diet. For months I've resisted (I don't eat wheat, dairy, sugar or processed foods as a rule, but couldn't imagine giving up all grains AND alcohol...). Anyhow I'm about to turn 50; my parents both died too young; I know inflamation is at the core of so many diseases; and I said, what the heck. I can do this for 30 days and see what happens. BTW I am not overweight and my trainer just calculated my body fat yesterday and it's around 18% - so I'm in pretty good shape externally - which is causing a bit of a problem at home because the rest of my family is like, WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS FOR? I'm on Day 4 and so far so good. My hard time seems to be every day (so far) between about 4 - 6 pm. I used to have a glass (or two) of wine and a bowl (or two) of tortilla chips or Mary's Gone Crackers while I patted myself on the back for doing so much all day (work, family, pets, etc.) and made a delicious dinner for my family. So I've found some ginger-lemon peel seltzer that's pretty good to sip and I have a handful of salted nuts and try to distract myself so I'm not having a pity party at cocktail hour. By the time I make and serve dinner, I'm over it. I feel like I'm eating a lot, but I am hungry quite a bit between meals. I guess portions need to be bigger. My sleep is still not good; I've always been a light sleeper and still find myself awake several times during the night. Can't wait for that to improve! Book is on order from Amazon and should arrive tomorrow. In the meantime I'm really enjoying the blog, this site, and the "Well Fed" cookbook. Thanks for letting me ramble!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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