Whole30 Update: Reintroduction Ahead

1

October 16, 2012 by Darlene McC

It’s done. 30 days of eating following 4 basic rules: No food that causes an unhealthy psychological response. No food that causes an unhealthy inflammatory response. No food that causes digestive trouble. No food that causes unhealthy hormonal responses.  It sounds complicated, but its not. It was remarkably simple.

I feel better than I’ve felt in my adult life. My senses are more acute & the mild fog of fatigue is lifted. The feeling of weakness that was often associated with that fatigue is gone. My joints feel better (some, anyway) and I’m sleeping soundly. My skin even feels different when it brushes against itself.

But what now?

It’s time for some re-introductions!  Just like running into your college boy toy when you’re out to dinner with your hot new girlfriend, this could get uncomfortable in strange ways.

I believe in most situations living too long in any extreme is detrimental. Sometimes extremes are necessary to achieve a certain end, but when they become the norm our realities get distorted. This is true of our relationship with food. Left unchecked we over consume and eat things we don’t mean to; but becoming obsessive about our nutrition 24/7 could be equally unhealthy. So I can’t Whole365 – I’ll drive myself crazy. And I’ll miss out on thongs I like, such as holiday cookies and red wine. That means at some point I need to open up and bring old things into the fold.

Dallas & Melissa suggest only reintroducing foods you actually miss. For me right now that’s Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and chocolate. It feels like I can live without just about everything else.  They suggest eating a food and then seeing how you feel for 2 days after. If you don’t get sick you keep it, it you do then you avoid it (or accept that you’re going to be sick – which is it’s own sick).

I’m excited and a little nervous. With the permission to eat “off-plan” does that mean I’ll gradually slip down the muddy, greasy, sugar lined slope to what I ate before? I want to stay here where its safe and warm and nothing is cooked in canola oil!

But I also want peanut butter. And I know I can’t only eat at home the rest of my life.  So tomorrow I’m going to eat yogurt. And its going to be delicious!

Advertisements

One thought on “Whole30 Update: Reintroduction Ahead

  1. […] grains, alcohol, dairy, legumes, sugar or seeds I thought I’d miss a lot more; but as I shared on Monday I really only wanted to add back in yogurt, peanuts, and chocolate.  Wednesday totaled day 31, so […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Instagram

Kettlebell aftermath. Strongfirst 1, here I come.
#greenwichaveeqx is always #poweredbypride - but kicking it up a notch today with some flower power. . . #pride
Beginning my next adventure . . #yoga #yogateacher #alignmentyoga #alignmentfirst #lunayoga #lunaalignmentyoga #yogaeverydamnday
Sometimes you just need a change in perspective 🤔 . . . I haven't posted much the last few months as I underwent some huge personal transformations. Some days have been a struggle; other days the progress has been obvious. Through it all my meditation and self care have let me see my own resiliency. They've taught me to look beyond my flitting thoughts to my deeper self and work to my real truths. They've also shown me that much of life is what I do with it and how I interpret what's happening around me. . . . Life also continues to reinforce that a little bit more strength and a lot of humor go a long way. 💪🤪😎 aaaand: First post in the new apartment!! Enjoy that dramatic lighting. . . . #headstand #handstand #meditationmonday #meditate #meditation #progress #progressnotperfection #strong #strongwoman #yoga #EhlersDanlos #Hypermobilityehlersdanlossyndrome #heds #myillnessdoesnotdefineme #yogaeverywhere #alignmentyoga @luna_alignment_yoga #lunayoga #lunaalignmentyoga #changeyourheartchangeyourmind
How do you use your downtime? A cancelled client gave me the extra time to get organized, to write, and to focus my mind. So often we spend the gift of a little extra time getting sucked into glowing rectangles - wasted time on our phones, TVs, and tablets. . . Can you commit to yourself today to harness your full potential? How are you going to feed your good wolf? . . . #feedthegoodwolf #potential #progressnotperfection #coaching #organization #bujo #selflove #selfcareisselflove #writer #feedyourdreams #starbucks #icedcoffee #morningglow #curlyhair #curlyhairdontcare #bighair #bighairdontcare
Not gana lie... that felt heavy 😅 (scroll to see my exit face) . . One thing consistent training has taught me: work through sh*t. Things will get hard, they'll feel weird, you won't understand it - keep going. Explore the challenge. Hunt for someone who's handled something similar and learn from them. I'd be nowhere without the support of my mentors and friends who I learn from constantly. 😘 . . . This was Day 1 of phase 2 of my summer prep program. Phase 2 is all volume work... I'm already tired! . . #girlswholift #fitchick #teameqx #eqxgreenwichave #staywild #gypsychild #rdl #deadlift #deadliftsaresexy #thickthighs #thickthighssavelives #legsfordays #liftspiration #fitpro
%d bloggers like this: