An Important Whole30 Tip:
ENJOY THE OUTDOORS!
WHOLE3o HOME STRETCH – NOW WHAT?
I’m 24 days in and feeling great. But, I’d be lying if I told you that I wasn’t tempted to bite into a cheesy pizza, devour a slice of yummy chocolate cake, or guzzle down a refreshing alcoholic beverage on these hot summer days. However, for some reason, I have found the will to say, “NO!” People can have bad foods all around me, and I am perfectly fine. I don’t want to be in pain and out of shape anymore and Whole30 has helped me find the will, I had lost long ago, to keep going strong and continue my lifelong journey to a better me.
What about Cravings?
I do get cravings from time to time. When you have been consuming sugar and fat laden foods for so long it seems virtually impossible not to have times where you just want to indulge. After all, this is an addiction. I am owning that. I am addicted to food. There is no shame in that. And, now my mind is ready to do something about this addiction. I have had some difficult moments, but not as often as I would have anticipated. Each time I get a desire to eat something that I know would make me feel horrible, I refer back to the WHOLE30 book where it says that cravings last around 3 minutes. Knowing this about cravings, we have to find ways to distract ourselves. Go for a walk, write, read a book, drink water, or whatever pleases you and keeps you away from digging into a Whole30 approved treat because giving in, even to an approved treat, keeps your brain wired the same way and you are still looking for a reward from food.
Food Boredom is Setting in! Now What?!
Eating breakfast is totally throwing me for a loop. I simply want to barf at the thought of it, not sure why. Eggs are a no go at this point, most of the time at least. I will have bacon and eggs with pico de gallo from time to time, and I will also make potatoes with eggs. I stop there though. I think I was too eggcited with eggs and now I am done 😉 Get it? EGGcited? 🙂 Anyhow, all joking aside, when you start Whole30, find Whole30 recipes for breakfast that don’t necessarily contain eggs. Eat left overs too. You don’t have to eat eggs for breakfast. Whatever it takes to make breakfast work for you is what you should do. Don’t burn out with eggs like I have done.
If breakfast isn’t your only issue and you have grown bored with Whole30 approved foods in general, and tired of eating the same foods, break your routine NOW. Don’t let yourself go back to your old ways. Get online and find some recipes for healthy eating. Pull out your WHOLE30 Cookbook and find a recipe that you haven’t tried. Heck, invite friends over for a potluck and make sure they each bring over a Whole30 approved dish so you can each try different foods. Whatever you choose to do, be sure to change things up.
For me, it was my husband who helped me get out of my bored phase. My sweet husband, who really isn’t on board, has been cooking for us. He loves to cook! I do the dishes 🙂 And, if you see below, since I do the dishes, we eat on paper plates sometimes. Yes, even on our anniversary. Oh well, it was either take time washing a lot of dishes or go see the sunset. Yep, I chose the sunset.
For our anniversary, he made us such a delicious meal. His actions have truly helped make this better for me and our children too. They are doing their part of eating so much more healthier than they were before. It has been a win-win for all of us. If you are going the Whole30 route, I recommend getting your family members on board. It will be a blessing to all of you.
Anniversary Meal! #ILOVEMYMAN