Firstly apologies for the lack of blogging but life has been VERY hectic...Add on to that the fact I have to cook all my meals from scratch (and cannot really trust my husband to do it) I just haven't had the time to sit down with my laptop and fill you in on my Whole 30
But I'm back.
And the answer to the above question is NO I haven't fallen off the wagon. I won't lie, it hasn't been easy. I have had some rough days and the weekends are definitely the hardest. But in some ways week 2 and 3 are easier than the first week.
I have really started to notice changes in my energy levels and I'm convinced this is because of the foods I'm eating. Or not eating as the case may be!!! Also I’m sleeping better at night. I go to bed earlier and wake on my own minus an alarm clock. Usually I would go to bed at 1 or 2 am and drag myself out of bed at 8.30 for work , but now I’m asleep by 11 pm and up about 7 (this gives me loads of time to cook breakfast) .I'm also trying to pin down what my body needs for breakfast because I either eat too little and I'm hungry before lunch or I eat too much and then skip lunch (which is really bad because you shouldn't skip meals).
One of the biggest things I have noticed is I'm never hungry on this "diet". I am drinking alot more fluids including peppermint & green tea and my favourite infused waters. My skin looks great, I have loads more energy. But of course there are down sides too.
I am a really social person and go out nearly every weekend. But let me tell you its as boring as hell sitting in a pub drinking still water with a slice of lemon. I can handle it until about midnight but then I have to go home (plus it's well past my bed time cause I need a good 8 hours sleep since starting my Whole 30). It's also SOOOO hard not to step on a scales. Denise (Irish Paleo Girl) has warned me not to attempt it as it's so easy get discouraged if the figures on the scales don't match the figure in my head. But I do notice a difference in my clothes and my face is looking a little leaner than normal.
So with 3 weeks complete I'm starting to plan for life after my Whole 30. I will finish mine on Tuesday 10th June and have a hen party on Saturday 14th so I don't want to undo all my hard work in one weekend. I am a Malibu and Coke girl and I love a long neck Bulmers but both of theses are PACKED with sugar so I have to change to something different. (All ideas gratefully accepted!!! and NO I'm not staying off alcohol completely). I will probably introduce potatoes and porridge back into my diet. I love both of these and to be honest I am so sick of eggs for breakfast. But I will continue to cook my meals from scratch. I cannot believe all the CRAP that is in processed food. And really it only takes a little organisation and planning to set you up for the week. This Whole 30 has really made me think about what and how I eat. It has been a real eye opener and I just hope I have the will power to continue to "eat clean".
So what have I been eating.
So that's it for now. I will let you know how I get on this week and will write up a full post Whole 30 blog next week.
Until next time