katyroq Posted March 13, 2013 Share Posted March 13, 2013 The Intro Well, here I am again. What started with a few friends saying they wanted to do a "Whole Foods" month in January turned into me finding Whole30 and completing the program that month (friends opted out, haha). I felt so great! I don't have many health problems and generally eat pretty healthily, but I noticed a huge difference in steady energy, more energy, and I learned a ton about cooking and now love vegetables! Also, I didn't need to snack throughout the day. Not to mention, I didn't even want to eat bread/pasta/diary/fruit after a while...love me some meat & veggies! I'd consider it a success. Reintro was, alas, not quite as perfectly controlled as I had hoped it would be. I found that grains or anything starchy really aggravate my anxiety, which may have made some of my reintro much more impulsive. I had some stomach issues with grains and peanut butter. Other legumes and dairy were fine, but I really don't miss them, so I haven't added them back in regularly. I struggled with chocolate cravings and getting out of control eating it. And along with it, sugar. Which I already know aggravates my anxiety. In the weeks since, I've been eating compliant (I haven't cooked anything non-compliant except brownies) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And eating a lot of chocolate or peanut butter or nutella as snacks in between meals and after dinner. I think it's pretty clear I have a sugar (or some kind of) addiction. I'm compulsive, and then I get super anxious as my blood sugar spikes, then drops, which makes me even more powerless to compulsions. It's a vicious cycle and I felt very out of control. My conclusion is that I need another Whole 30! I NEED the rules in order to force myself into eating in a way which promotes my well being. Eating "mostly compliant" was good, but it wasn't enough to counteract the effects of the sugar binges, obviously. I need to get back to feeling so calm and steady and energetic in order to convince myself how much I want this! Also, I'm running a half marathon in 8 weeks, and I want to be in optimal health and shape for that. Goals: - No snacking on fruit or nuts, especially in the evening when I get that "sugar craving". I want to slay the sugar dragon for real this time, even if I can never eat chocolate again ... - Do not obsess. I have addictive/OCD tendencies and have dealt with an eating disorder in the past. This must not get to the point where I'm using it as a psychological means to exercise control because of how out of control other areas of my life seem. It has to be about taking care of myself and helping myself feel good. - Observe changes in female hormones and fertility. Day 1 - food and activity log Breakfast - 2 eggs fried in EVOO. I was in a hurry and also it was late so breakfast was 2.5 hours before lunch. So I didn't eat any veggies... Lunch - leftover chicken and broccoli stir fry. I don't think the sauce was 100% compliant, but I only used a few TBSP for the whole pot...Decided not to obsess and just "ease in" to the first day..... Pre-Run snack - almonds. Run - 3 miles, then lunges, stretching, core. Run felt good considering 40 degree temps. 9:30 min/mi. I have not been running regularly because of the cold weather. The other day I could only make it 0.5 miles becuase my heart was pounding too much from an anxiety attack from eating a lot of carbs (at someones house) the night before...Today was much better and I had a lot of energy Post-Run snack - sweet potato with coconut oil Dinner - Shepherd's pie (with smashed cauliflower instead of potatoes). YUM! Half an avacado I have a bit of a headache this evening. It may be from exercise or not drinking enough water after exercise or sugar withdrawal... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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