I'm on day 10, and it's hard.
Why am I doing this? As I mentioned, I don't like to think this is a "diet" but it's a way for me to try and cut sugar for a month - something I've been trying to do for years. I am a sugar addict. I'm also hoping it will re-set the way I eat, and cook.
One of the hardest parts is all the cooking. It's hard to come home from work and prepare a real meal, with lots of veggies to keep you satisfied. It's hard to plan ahead! But, for ten days I've managed.
|(vegan) butternut squash soup, sweet potato fries, homemade garlic aioli|
Day 9 was one of the hardest. Walking around the neighborhood, running errands, I felt every bakery I passed. I considered buy L. an eclair so I could live vicariously through him. I dreamt about pizza. I made L. a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, and it was torture. But I made it through.
I've been thinking about this "clean eating" thing for awhile, and I can believe the benefits. I don't eat a ton of junk (except sugar), but I do love bread and pasta, and wine. And beer. After these 30 days are up (assuming I make it through, which I can't guarantee), I won't continue to this level. But, I'd like to eat more "whole" foods; I'd like to cook more veggies and limit the amount of sugar I'm consuming. But I'd also really like to eat a pizza.
Right now, I'm so sick of eggs. That might be what kills this for me - lack of breakfast options. I don't want chicken for breakfast. I don't want fish, either.
They (the creators of the Whole30) encourage you to be active on social media about your participation, but I haven't and won't (sounds like a marketing ploy to me). But I mention it here to you. I may mention it again.
Wish me luck, please!