So in my last post I talked about how I was planning on easing back into eating the foods that I thoroughly enjoyed prior to starting the Whole30. Unfortunately for me that meant going to my parents house for a dinner party and eating a little bit of everything. And then regretting it.
We went to my parents house for a family party where I knew that roast beef and asparagus were on the menu. That was all I was planning on eating! I swear! But then my aunt poured me a glass of red wine….and then another. And then we sat down for dinner and the asparagus gets to me and I see that it is covered in parmesan cheese. At that point what is the point in not having a little bit of the mashed potatoes? And why NOT have a slice of that apple pie? Luckily I didn’t have any adverse reactions to anything, but man. The disappointment I had in myself was fierce. For me, the feeling of falling SO deeply off of the wagon after 24 days of being SO good was almost like I was having an adverse reaction to the foods I ate. I felt anxious and angry.
I told myself to stop that nonsense and be proud of myself. 24 straight days of ANYTHING is impressive. I have learned a lot during this month and really plan on sticking with a lot of the diet changes that I have learned to love. I have found that sticking with a diet less packed with processed foods makes me feel wonderful. Here are a few of the different things I have been enjoying lately-