I am finishing up the 14th day of my Whole30 and I am still experiencing extreme junk food cravings. When I eat grilled chicken with pico and guac, I am fantasizing about sheet cake and ice cream. I had bacon and brussel sprouts for dinner, but what I really wanted was a giant glass of milk and a stack of Oreo cookies.
However, this time around, I am chanting a Whole30 mantra when these cravings hit. If you have read the Whole30 guidebook called, “It Starts With Food“, then you know that they spell out the definition of “hard.”
Delivering a baby is hard.
Running a marathon is hard.
Choosing not to stuff you pie hole with processed junk food is not hard. (Well, not as hard, anyhow.) I keep telling myself that.
This is not hard. Over. And over. And over.
Highlights for my first two weeks.
- I have learned to make the Whole30 version of Outback Steakhouse’s Blooming Onion.
- My Brussel Spouts are freaking amazing.
- Barney Butter.
- If you like plantains, you need to try these. They are from NomNom Paleo.
Other notables: Days 4-8 were a fog. I was never so tired as the afternoon of the 8th day. I actually nodded off in the driver’s seat of my car waiting for one of my kids to finish up at soccer practice. Now that that stage as passed, I am having crazy dreams and sleeping better.
No “Tiger Blood” yet, but I feel like my clothes fit a bit better. Would love to step on the scale, but I know that it is not about the scale.
So onward. Viva Whole30!