First of all... I did not cheat. I did not eat a single bite of processed food, preservative, sugar... nothing. I even steered clear of anything with "natural flavor" in it. I didn't eat out for 30 days in fear of something not being compliant. I'm an all or nothing kind of person. Can you tell?
For the entire month of April I barely went to the gym. I had sick kids most of the time and sick kids equals no kid care for me. I was really hoping to moderate a fitness side to the Whole30 but I really didn't get the chance.
What I learned about myself:
• I am a stress eater. Anytime I am stressed I want food. Even if it's a banana. I don't think that will change. I might need to let myself just have a banana. It's better than a cookie.
• I missed paleo pancakes from day one to day thirty. I just like them mmmk?
• I had a serious sugar addiction and I feel pretty in control of it now... however, I'm not sure if I'm ready to let sugar back into my diet full force. It will definitely be moderated closely.
• I noticed my body wanted a special "treat" at certain times of the day. It was the same times everyday. Right when I wake up, mid afternoon (usually around 2), and right before bed. I'm still unsure as to what causes it (it isn't stress) or how to fix it. Habit?
Weight prior- 147
Weight after- 140
I'm actually going to pretty much continue doing what I'm doing. I'm addicted to the compliments on how great I look, how great I feel, and the results. I am definitely going to incorporate paleo pancakes, bacon, popcorn on Friday, and a couple of sweet treats back in. I have several sweet paleo products in my house right now and I can't wait to try them- LoveBean Fudge Cream, Hail Mary Macaroons, and Paleo Treats.
It will also be nice to be a little more social. I didn't eat out at all so there were several times this month where I watched people eat out. It kinda sucked.
I have no desire to add grains, legumes, or dairy back in to my diet at all. There's no reason for it.
June will be another Whole30 for me so if you missed April plan on June and I'll do it with you!
Y'all know what I had for breakfast this morning!
What is one thing you "know" about your body?