So here we are again. I completed Whole30 this time last year after putting on weight following stopping smoking and starting this blog. This year, I’ve got no excuse for putting on weight other than that I’ve been greedy and don’t know when to stop eating.
Now, let me be clear, this is not in any way fat shaming. This is about me. Knowing my own body. Knowing when I’ve let it go too far. And knowing when I need to do something about it.
I’m 5 foot fuck all and I have no boobs so I don’t carry weight well. I’ve been the same size since I was 14 with the exception of two times where I had a borderline eating disorder and I was too thin.
Whole30, as a recap, is a way to ‘reset’ your digestive system by cutting out everything that our bodies are not designed to process from your diet. The result of this is that you are left with ‘whole’ foods and vegetables. No dairy, no grains, no gluten, no legumes, no sugar, no processed foods.
If you want to see how I got on on my first round, you can read it here.
I’ve actually put on two stone (12kg) since last summer so this is going to be a real test of Whole30 to see if it works again.
W E E K O N E
I have completed my first week successfully with no ‘slips’ or accidentally eating something I shouldn’t be. I did say from Day 1 that I’m not giving up booze which you’re supposed to do so full disclaimer this experience does include alcohol and the results will reflect that. I have however, promised myself that I will only have wine on Fridays and Saturdays.
The week has generally been fine, I’ve not been craving anything in particular that I can’t have. Last time I really struggled with craving allllll the things I wasn’t allowed. Cheese, bread and pasta being the main culprits. This time, I feel more accepting of the restrictions.
Day 2, however, was really bad in terms of my mood. I was so low, I had an existential crisis and minor nervous breakdown and questioned every single decision I’d made in my life. Luckily, this only lasted one day and I came out the other side alive!
As you can see I’ve eaten some delicious meals over the week and have really tried to think outside the box when it comes to dinner. Head over to my Instagram to see more of what I’ve been tucking in to.
At the weekend, I had my little sisters up to stay. I made big help-yourself dishes that they could enjoy while I could tailor to fit Whole30.
I’m still feeling really tired everyday but I think that’s more to do with quitting my Diet Coke addiction than anything else so I’ll keep you posted on my energy levels as we go.
So, that’s my first week’s round-up. If you’re thinking of doing Whole30 or have done it and want to chat / share recipes please do get in touch. I love this community that Instagram, blogs and social media has created! (Despite my I’m calling bullshit rant!)
💛 the wee food blogger