Whole30 Update Week 3: Stress Test

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October 7, 2012 by Darlene McC

In software development (and probably other things) stress tests are done before a program is released, one of many steps to make sure the program is ready.  The developers believe the program is nearly complete and stable so they simulate lots and lots of people using it at once, thereby putting “stress” on the program to make sure it doesn’t fail.  This week was, unintentionally, the stress test of my Whole30.

I spent very little of this week thinking about Whole30 because I was dealing with other things.  The testament here is that I didn’t have any off plan foods, I didn’t sugar binge (though I did occasionally eat at times I wasn’t supposed to).  The dreams have abated and the ketosis has lessened, though not completely gone.  Slept through most nights and felt rested when I woke up.

Looking back at the first 2 weeks I think I was eating “too much” – meaning that I was eating till I was satisfied, but I wasn’t reaching satiety as soon as I “should have”.  This week I noticed that if I had an unbalanced meal I wouldn’t feel satiated after the meal and I would over eat; but if it was well balanced with good protein, fat, and some carbs I felt satisfied faster and didn’t eat as much.

On the flip side, digestion is still a mess.  It doesn’t seem to matter how much fiber or kimchi I have, things aren’t moving like they should.  Hopefully that’ll click in week 4; but right now I’m missing my greek yogurt!

That covers most of the week, except for:

Saturday – Day 20:

Movie Nightmare

My Week 3 Whole30 Tip: don’t go to the movies while doing Whole30.  I broke out into cold sweats last night while my husband packed down popcorn and soda.  I brought a bag of pecans to keep myself from reaching for the bag o’ pop; but it was tough.  I overate calories in the process; but at least it wasn’t “bad” food, right?

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