Well, it is day 12 of the whole30 for me, and I am SO proud of myself that I have made it this far! I honestly thought I would turn back after day 2, but I’ve stuck through it! Yay me! I’ll for sure be posting about some great recipes that I have been making for you guys to check out, because let me tell you…it gets hard to pick what to eat after a week or so! Lol!
What I’ve Learned So Far:
- Pretty much everything we eat has sugar added in to it. That was the thing that has made this so difficult for the last two weeks! EVERYTHING has sugar added in to it and it is CRAZY! I sat in the grocery store for HOURS both weeks just trying to find compliant things and it was rough. Let’s just say I made a LOT of salads with my homemade balsamic vinaigrette, I ate a lot of fruits and veggies, and we grilled a LOT.
- Planning every single one of your meals in advance is HARD. There are times where I just wanted to walk into a restaurant and order a cheeseburger and have it be over. I have already put SO much effort in to planning what I am going to make each day and I’m only half way through it. <sigh> But, like they always say, if you don’t plan, you plan to fail. So, on with my meal planning I will go for the next two weeks.
- You will do a LOT of dishwashing. I have to wash the cutting board between each meal since I’m always cutting up veggies and meats. I use at least a plate for every meal and sometimes a plate and a bowl. I use other bowls and such to prepare meals…let’s just say…there are a lot of dishes and there are only two people in my house. I may be eating well, but I’m using a lot of water….lol…
- You pretty much can’t eat out anywhere and if you do, you have to give the waiter a 10 minute long list of questions. A lot of places cook their meats in soybean oil which is non-compliant so that’s out. I’ve pretty much only ordered a salad with chicken and some veggies and my own homemade dressing every time I have eaten out. Anyone have any great tips on Whole30 compliant restaurants in the Austin area? I would love you forever
Bottom Line: How Do I Feel?
Well, I won’t lie to you…for the first few days I was constantly hungry! I had a headache, felt exhausted, and wanted to rip someone’s head off if I didn’t get some sugar pretty soon. Since then, it hasn’t been that bad. I do still have to talk myself down off of the cliff whenever I see ice cream or sweets on TV, but other than that I am full and satisfied with my meat and veggies! I have to say though, I’m not feeling this BURST of energy everyone else always talks about getting around half way through. Maybe it’ll hit me this weekend. <Fingers crossed>
If you’re interested in doing the whole30, I would recommend giving it a try. If anything, it’s great to know that you are in control of everything you are putting into your body. It’s also nice to know that I CAN go 12 days without sweets and live to tell the story. I will remember this (hopefully) next time I get those late night cravings for ice cream…
An today I leave with you some Whole30 humor…enjoy!
It’s hard but so satisfying! Grab a copy of Well Fed if you haven’t already. If you can’t right now, head over to Clothes Make the Girl blog and read up on her Whole 30 stuff. Then you can head over to Nom Nom Paleo and read her blog. They have a lot of tips on cooking ahead, using a slow cooker and lots of yummy recipes. I’m going to do another Whole 30 this August.
Thanks for all the advice, Christina! I’ll check them out!
OMG, I’m on day 5 and can completely relate to this entire post! Thanks for reminding me I’m not alone
Haha! You’re welcome! We’re not alone! If you need anything or someone to talk to shoot me an email!
Isn’t amazing how much you have to change your regular go to foods when you go on a diet?! Look at you go girl!
It is! My go to is pasta and that’s a definite no go!
It seems like you’re doing awesome! My sister is doing the Whole 30 now. I think I may give it a try soon. If you can make it without sweets 12 days then you will totally rock it! All the best to you!
Thank you! You should definitely try it!
We are all so proud of you here, Megan! Yay for you 😀
Thank you, Lily!