Ah, yeah, dear journey...
I know a lot about nutrition, I have always been a bit crazy about food - well not what kind of packaged shit is best but trying new things, new natural tastes.
I dont eat sweets a lot - never have been, but I love trying a bit of new fruits I havent known yet. For any kind of stress snack needs I brought home dried fruits from a vendor that dries himself. dont have a chance too often to shop there but its good stuf, unsweetened, just dried.
Chips were kind of my downfall. but I (or better my drying oven) spent several days last week making snack portions of beef jerky. home made from the finest argentinian beef. Thats a snack you enjoy, that you dont wolf down. A lot of work was put in it by me, and I probably will do that every few weeks now, depending how fast my stock goes down :-).
Everyone at work looks at me like they are sorry, but I personally dont miss sugar and noodles and bread AT ALL. I finally have an excuse to eat my (mostly selfmade) stuff that goes with the noodles without the boring fillers, to eat the good handmade cheese I love to buy at the farmers market in little cuts and bites without the bread, to tell my vietnamese street vendor, whom I can watch cook, "naah, please more veggies, no rice".
I cannot do a "whole 30" though. I think I already do fine, but with so much work and hobby I will follow the concept but dish out the details on the way. there is so much to detect that I dont know yet, but before I go back to eating bread cause "its the more organic and natural choice" I rather have a sub-optimal but primal-nutritionally better can of tuna.
But what really surprises me: in veggies I like making myself a salad better than anything else.... lol!