Interested in Whole30 but feeling stuck? Check out these Whole30 Confessions. You aren’t alone in your struggles.
I fell off the Whole30 wagon on day 21. I think partly due to lady business, but that’s not really a good excuse. I read through my food log today and realized that the long week/weekend of work I had with very little fuel probably had something to do with my complete breakdown. I made the decision to eat some cookies and get back on the wagon the next day. Fast forward. A week of eating sugar and feeling TERRIBLE, and I’m back today.
Sugar makes me sick, literally sick to my stomach. I get nauseous and had awful headaches. I felt gross but I kept eating it. I obviously have some serious issues. I may be a sugar addict. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating, the Whole30 is about so much more than just food. Yes, it starts with food, but it leads you on an incredible journey of self-discovery.
I have another confession. I’m a smoker. Yes, I know it’s as uncool and as un-green as can be. While I was doing my Whole 30 this month, I was still smoking but thinking of quitting. Over the past few weeks, I’ve realized that it makes me sick! After I smoke I get nauseous and dizzy. I have to sit down and take deep breathes to not get ill. It’s been a huge deterrent. Besides, why am I eating all this good food and trying to heal my body if I’m still doing something so terrible for it? It makes NO sense.
I’m confident that I will tackle this fairly easily. I’m not a heavy smoker (1-5 cigarettes a day) and I’ve quit twice for two pregnancies. The first time I quit for over 2 years before I started again. Why would I start again? No idea. I quit last year when I was pregnant with my daughter but started again almost immediately after. Basically, I’m a terrible person. Well, I was a terrible person, now I’m awesome because I quit.
As of today, I am back on the Whole30 with absolutely no smoking, more sleep, and more food, including breakfast. I am confident that I can give this one an even better go. I am still working on the sleep thing, but I am getting more. I am doing so much better with breakfast. At the beginning of the week, I made my own sausage patties and shredded several sweet potatoes. I also chopped up plenty of broccoli. I am in love with this breakfast! It’s so filling and gives me some amazing energy!
What do you think of my journey so far? Have you tried a Whole30 and failed only to try again? Do you have tips for quitting smoking? I would love to hear about your experiences or if you have a word of encouragement for me.
The views and opinions expressed in this post are purely the author’s own and are not necessarily shared by Green Oklahoma or other members of the staff. Use caution when starting new diets, if you have any health concerns be sure to consult a doctor. The author is not a doctor or dietitian.
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