GoJo09 Posted March 3, 2013 Share Posted March 3, 2013 (NB: I just decided to move from a blog to this log, so the first few posts here are a little out-dated as I'm now a week in.) Since I pretty much gave up eating sugar mid-2012 on the advice of a doctor, that's not the nasty shock that it might be for some people. The thing I'm struggling with? The no snacking. Going from eating 5x a day to only have 3 main meals is going to be a bit of an adjustment. Eating pre-exercise is something I only started doing again this past week, having 1/2 an apple and a short black before the gym, and I was actually pretty amazed with the resulting energy boost, which I guess makes it more like 4 meals a day. But the rules state protein before the gym and carbs and protein afterwards. Stomaching protein at 5am might be a bit of a stretch, but I'll give it a go! This is also going to have a pretty big impact on my grocery bill. Not for me the cutting out of processed foods and take-away - I hardly have that stuff anyway - so there's no savings to be had there. And eating big portions of meat at least 2x a day (I'll be having nice cheap eggs at least once a day!) is going to crank up the bill. But it's only a month... Anyway, what I'm hoping to get out of this Whole30: A nice drop in fat would be great! If I could shift 4kg in a month, I'd be over the moon. Clear up my skin. I've been having trouble with acne since coming off hormonal BC last year, so if I could clear that shit up, that'd be great. I also have a possibly futile hope that this might help with the redness in my triceps and on my face. I've been getting indigestion off and on for months - I don't know if it's just because I'm more conscious of it these days, or what, but it's annoying and I'd like it gone, please. I think I may have intolerances to both gluten and dairy, as they both stuff my body up on occasion - although not always, so hard to judge. Anyway, keeping an eye on the way my body responds when things are reintroduced will shed light on that. My energy levels are pretty good, but they could always be better. And fixing my crap relationship with food, calorie counting, food weighing, occasional binges - well, apparently that's what this program is good for. In addition to the Whole30, I'm also starting a new exercise regime the same day, James Wilson's 12 week program. If the food's going well, I might keep that up and make it a Whole60 or 90, but I'm not committed to that - I think I'll miss my oats and occasional cappuccino too much! So, the next week is going to be sort of an ease-into-it week. I really want to get started now, but I have a 100km, 30 hour, fundraising walk on next weekend, and there's no way I'm doing that without simple carbs and sugar! Plus I won't be exercising this coming week in preparation for the walk. Sunday I'm doing a cheese making course (hi, dairy!) and Monday I have a work dinner. I'm going to start on Monday, and do the best I can at the dinner, but I refuse to make a thing about food in front of international clients - sorry Whole30 peeps, it ain't gonna happen! But, I've started planning, made a meal plan for this week and next, roasted a huge piece of beef today and tomorrow I'll chop up all my salads and vege for the week, so that I'm super organised. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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