Friday, August 09, 2013
Yipes, I was doing so well at keeping in touch with my Sparkies during Whole30, only to fall of the globe at the very end!
Conclusion... Whole30 changed my life, seriously. I've never felt better, I've never been stronger. Now that I've been off the diet for over a week (almost 2!) I can really tell how off-plan foods affect my body. Dairy is baaaaaaaad news. It feels like I've eaten lead, my guts are heavy and I don't have any energy. On Day 31, I went out for froyo, and it burned in my stomach. Gluten doesn't bother me so much, only I imagine myself gaining weight with every beer I drink and cookie I eat.
Bf's bday was yesterday. We ate pretty terribly. Fettuccine alfredo! Cookie cake! Beers! Wine! Ahhhh. We felt awful afterward. It was like, "happy birthday, now get really sick". Last weekend I made brownies with frosting. I ate a work donut. I'm going way offroad.
How could Whole30 have changed my life if I'm eating all that crap? Because I don't feel guilty when I eat a breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, and veggies. I do feel physically and emotionally bad when I eat crackers, pastries, and pasta. I know what this lifestyle can do for me. Which is why I'm getting right back on the wagon, I've had my fun. The plan is only to eat the naughty foods if it's really worth it.. a nice restaurant, a favorite dessert, a special occasion. I like eating whole30 foods anyway, so it's not going to be hard. I'm not dying for a bean burrito or french fries, so I'm not going to eat them.