Love coming back and seeing so many new posts! Hubs and I are starting on the 8th...seems to be a pattern with us :) Originally we were going to do a whole 30 plus buckwheat, but Hubs said he wants to do a full, complete whole 30. So I am back to struggling to find good breakfasts for him, but worth it if he is willing to do it!
Did anyone have any realizations or interesting Christmas experiences? I found that overall there has been a definite shift towards healthy for both our families. Very noticeable with mine as my mom and sister have done various rounds of whole 30 with me. We kept everything gluten-free and interestingly there was significantly less alcohol consumed - even family members who have a problem with it. It seems there have been some major attitude shifts overall. It highlights the type of shifts that can be hard and how important a strong support network is :)
Christmas day was a bit harder as we were at Hubby's parents. There was much less consumption than normal, and they tried to keep our healthy eating in mind for gifts for us (we got nuts instead of chocolate, that sort of thing) but there was still so so so much chocolate and candy everywhere. Willpower was tested...sort of... there was almost so much that it was all a turn-off. Every time I was tempted I'd go seek out the packaging.
Overall, despite serious lack of sleep, we felt much better after this Christmas than last. We had lots of practice eating consciously and figuring out what was worth it to indulge in and what wasn't.Cookie78
: This is a great roundup post for sauces: http://www.planksloveandguacamole.com/2015/01/Whole-30-Sauces.html
Way to go for not giving into the Chocolate temptation! N
: I think you re stronger than I, don't think I could make calzones and not eat them. I finally gave away my flour and most of my bread making cookbooks. I feel lighter and not as tempted.ZiziPB
: Good to see you back!Horsepoor
: How is the Paleo Cure? Worth the read? Any tidbits you could share?Shadowmoss:
Good job on the curry! You may want to be careful about how much fruit you are eating, especially the dates. They may keep your sugar dragon alive and kicking. You may want to slowly wean off of them as you are getting more used to eating this way. I know it is a HUGE shift for you, and you are doing awesome :)MEJG:
How are you feeling now? It would be interesting to see how your kiddos respond. I kinda wish I'd done this as a child, I would have found out 25 or so years ago that I could indeed breathe through my nose :) The breakfast you made at your dad's sounds great!Babyshark
: How are you feeling? Good job on having breakfast and being prepped for your day!Philociraptor
: Welcome! Nice to have a whole 30 veteran join us. What have been some of your biggest takeaways from having done so many? How was life changed for you? Have you kept up eating similar the rest of the year or do you do more of a reset and then go back to eating normally the rest of the year? So many questions!Monkeymind
: Welcome! How is the headache? This is a great place for support. If you don't like any of the bullet proofing or buzzed options for coffee, it would be worth it to try some tea. The caffeine withdrawals mixed with the carb flu and sugar withdrawals is a NASTY experience.Landlady
: Welcome! I would suggest putting away the bread book for the month. It makes it so much harder. Once I discovered gluten really doesn't work for me I would feel horrible just going by my cookbook shelf. I LOVE cookbooks and baking and bread and I've amassed a huge collection, so I felt bad that I didn't read them, then I'd feel bad because I'd read them and get cravings or just feel the loss of not being able to engage in the process. The sunk cost fallacy played a role (even though most of them were gifts or purchased cheaply) It did take me about a year, but I finally got rid of almost all of them. I took the time to find good homes for them with people who would enjoy them and I was able to make them happy and clean out the space on my shelf and in my head.I'm looking forward to hearing about everyone's challenges, successes, and realizations :)