Ladies and gentlemen, remember a couple of months ago when I shared with you guys that I was going to start the Whole30, Round 2, and be serious about it. Yeah, I only recapped the first week and a couple of days later I was over it. That’s obviously why I haven’t posted again regarding the Whole30. Before I get into why it’s not for me, I’m going to provide you with a list of things you can eat while on the Whole30, if it’s not on the list I’m sorry you cannot have it!!! So yes, no cookies, no alcohol, no legumes, no dairy, etc. Trust me the list goes on what you can’t have, compared to what you can have.
Foods that are a GO!
- FATS. YAY to avocado’s D A I L Y!
- FISH. SALMON IS MY BEST FRIEND.
- FRUITS. KEEPS MY SWEET TOOTH UNDER CONTROL.
- MEAT. HAVE A TACO, EVEN A BURGER! OF COURSE NO SHELL, TORTILLA, OR BUN!
- POULTRY. WELL DUH! SELF EXPLANATORY THERE!
- VEGGIES. BINGE ON THE VEGGIES IF YOU MUST, YOUR OPTIONS ARE BOUNDLESS.
So there you have it, the above list is what you can choose from while on the Whole30. For more information regarding the Whole30, check out my first post, Hello WHOLE30., giving you all the details and information that you need.
Alright, so for the good part … why the Whole30 is no bueno for me! The Whole30 is not good for me because there is absolutely no room for cheating y’all! If you mess up, even if you are on day 29 … YOU HAVE TO START OVER. It is such a struggle for me to stay consistent and on the plan for 30 days without messing up. Either I have a craving for carrot cake oreo cookies or maybe I’m having a bad day and decide to indulge in something that I shouldn’t have like nachos or candy, even a fat juicy burger WITH THE BUN, lol.
That’s really my only issue with the Whole30, is that I can’t start over. And while writing this in my head I’m thinking, “Sim, just do either a Whole14 or a Whole21, because you obviously cannot get through 30 days.” That is my mindset and I’m just like why am I underestimating myself, I’m just being negative honestly.
I really do love the whole concept of the Whole30, it really did change how I perceived food. Yes, I never got through another round after my first time (lol), but I’m always making a conscious decision when it comes to clean eating and its paid off. I’m still losing weight and it’s actually staying off.
I am happy to say as of this morning, Tuesday, October 8, 2019, I am weighing in at 199 pounds. I want to push myself and prove that I can do another successful Whole30. It’s not hard, but it definitely going to take a whole lot of determination and willpower.
The Whole30 program is strict and there is quite a bit of food that you will have to cut out. I know this is no diet, but part of me is doing this to lose weight, sorry not sorry? I’m actively back in CrossFit, so I’m excited to see if there will be any change in my performance! Oh, and as of last week I decided to add more cardio to my workouts to help with my weight loss, so I will be running 3x a week. And I definitely am having inflammation still, so I really want to know what is causing that to flare up.
Y’all! I’m so determined and I really hope to successfully complete my 2nd round of the Whole30. A couple of things that I’m going to do this go around:
- No stepping on the scale for 30 days! This is a big one for me, for the past 3 months stepping on the scale first thing in the morning and at night has become a ritual! It drives me crazy seeing my weight fluctuate between 203 – 207 lbs.
- I will make sure to always have snacks!
- I will definitely take time to meal prep
- Make it a lifestyle. Well actually, I already do that, hahaha … just not for 30 days straight.
What about you though? Have you one the Whole30 or ever considered it? What are the struggles you experience with food? I’d love for you to share your experience with me!
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