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1 week into the Whole30

I’m only feeling pangs of cravings occasionally, nothing major.

I also am not feeling hungry- at all and no longer needing to snack.

I’m noticing more energy and feeling a bit better overall.

As the days go on, I’m getting more confident that I will be able to get past this and stay on the right track. I started out eating 2-3 fruits per day, yesterday I only ate one and I’m wanting to do at least one week without fruit to make sure I kick the sugar cravings, if I haven’t already.

 

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I started on day 4 of the Whole 30

I think the anxiety buildup of starting was ten times worse than actually starting.

Besides either accidentally using too much olive oil in 2 dishes last night or using bad garlic in one, it’s been smooth (I threw up pretty much everything I ate for lunch and dinner and thanks to work, had to almost combine lunch and dinner because I decided to go to bed early)

I’m barely even craving snacks or junk now and I was reading these are the worst days. I didn’t go full- Whole30 because if I attempted to quit smoking on top of the restrictive diet, I’d be setting myself up to fail. I’m even craving those less and smoking under a half pack a day.

Every time I start to feel annoyed with myself for taking on this “no desert” “diet,” I just have to remind myself it’s only a month and the benefits should be much better than giving up junk food.

 

Yesterday, I decided to keep the computer turned off and put my phone away after I got off work. I also cut my kids’ electronic time 2 hours before bed and they both went to bed on time and slept soundly- but we overslept and the alarm didn’t wake us up. (we had a HORRIBLE night the night before and none of us got much sleep)

I’m going to do that again tonight and see if it’s a repeat, I’ve been reading the book “Sleep Smarter” by Shawn Stevenson and there are so many things he suggests I’m planning on trying.

I would recommend that book to anyone who wakes up every morning exhausted and is always feeling tired. He goes into the science behind the suggestions and explains things in an easy to understand way.

I also started working out again, not too big of a difference since I would start one regime then move on to another. This time it’s a mix with HIIT and Yoga. Since I’m no longer in my 20s, I know I need to start taking things more seriously. I have logged off Facebook, not sure if this time it will be a few weeks or a few months. I kept Messenger so I could talk to people but other than that, I’m off it for a while.

Other social networks are linked to my business and I spend less time on those, so they are a nonissue, but I have been finding that Facebook is my kryptonite with getting anything at all done.

 

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Whole30 Compliant Sweet Potato Hash (whole30 day 2) — DIY MOMMY

I glanced at some sweet potato hash recipes and looked in my own fridge. Since I needed something to tide me over until lunch, I mixed 1 avocado 2 eggs 1 small sweet potato, chunked 5 cherry tomatoes, sliced 3 slices of bacon, chopped 1 squirt of olive oil (extra virgin) I cooked it all […]

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Yesterday, I decided to start the Whole30.

Today is day 2 and already the cravings are unreal.

I know I’ll get past this and I’m hoping I’ll feel as great as people have said they feel but I’m already counting down to May 22 when I can start reintroducing.

Yesterday i went basic with boiled eggs for breakfast, tuna salad for lunch and game hen, sweet potatoes and mixed steamed veggies for dinner but I did snack on some pineapple after dinner. Today I’m working on cooking a bit more. I made sweet potato hash for breakfast and I’m not sure what will be for lunch yet, but im still 2 hours away.

As long as I can find things to do to take my mind off eating, I should be fine.