Whole30, Day 11
Sleep: 2230 to 0615 (7 3/4 hours)
B: two HB eggs (one was frozen...?), 1/2 avocado, snap peas, 1/2 apple, coffee w/coconut milk (deja vu, 0700)
D: chicken fried steak, kale, 1/2 sweet potato w/coconut oil, beets (1700)
While I've been going Whole30 pretty well, I've noticed my Primal tendency to eschew three meals and snacks becoming more prevalent.
To me that signals that I don't feel the need to snack like I had been (cheese is WAY to easy to snack on) which I'm happy about.
That, and I've taken to a bit of "French" eating. I'll easily take an hour to eat breakfast most mornings and it's truly a different experience.
Eating this way is really natural to me and I feel bad for some that feel like it gets too orthorexic for them. I hear a lot of people saying they worry about what's in everything and that begs the question, "Is the majority of your food still packaged?"
The majority of my food does not have a nutrition label or ingredients list and I think that's one of the main points.
I'm certainly not trying to shame anyone. Most people seem to do a Whole30 coming right out of a SAD diet and that's a lot of unlearning to do.
I've just come to realize the psychological factors of undertaking a Whole30 are so important. You can get halfway and think," Oh, I've learned to have a better relationship with food now. Good enough." That's what I did last year.
This time, I ask myself:
"Why do I want heavy cream instead of coconut milk in my coffee?"
Honestly, now that I'm enjoying coconut milk again, I don't have an honest answer.
"Am I craving chocolate because of stress or because I'd like to savor it?"
"Am I eating fruit at the end of my meal to replace dessert?"
It's about being honest with myself and I know Day 31 will be worlds different than Day 15. Just because Wednesday is hump day doesn't mean the week is over.
I'm fully committed to finishing this whole30 and I hope my mobile rambling helps anyone who is having a hard time. I may even extend to a whole40 or beyond.
Last edited by Britt; 09-23-2013 at 11:13 AM.
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