The food dreams have begun. At first, it was just a sip of wine or a big drink of milk. Even asleep, I realized what a big deal this was and would panic that I’d ruined my Whole30. Then, my subconscious decided I wasn’t getting the message. Two nights ago, I dreamed I worked in an advertising agency and there was a party featuring a CUPCAKE BAR. I can still see it if I close my eyes, cupcakes and frosting and sprinkles as far as the eye could see.
At this point, I’m seeing the effects of eating whole, fresh, healthy food. Yesterday, I took back a pair of pants I bought on my birthday and traded them in for a size with a single digit. I know it’s not supposed to be about weight loss but DANG! that felt pretty good.
I’m sleeping well and no longer experience such a dramatic crash in energy in the afternoon.
That being said. The cravings are still here. I want a chocolate chip cookie. Very. Very. Badly. I hope these go away by the end but if they don’t I think I can healthily incorporate these things back into my life. More than anything, I don’t want to return to the days of using processed convenience food to feed a craving or boost my energy. If I don’t want a chocolate chip cookie bad enough to make it myself, then I don’t want one that badly.
I think Nicholas said it best. The Whole30 forces you to eat. You can’t just grab something quick to stave off hunger. You have to feed your body what it needs to function. It’s not an easy thing to learn but I’m betting in the end it will be worth it.
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~ Sarah Stewart Holland