Good morning! Today is day 3 of the Whole30 for me and I am still feeling great. There are certainly times where all you want is a chocolate bar or that bottle of wine that Chris so rudely opened (NOT FAIR!). But everything else has been good. I have been sleeping really well and general anxiety has been non existent. I feel very clear headed and less puffy than I did after Christmas. My biggest issue so far has been making sure that I eat enough. When I am hungry in between meals, I usually eat an apple or banana and a handful of almonds. I haven’t had any of the detox headaches that people commonly feel when they do the Whole30, so I feel lucky! I really think this sudden clarity I feel is the strangest and most noticeable change. It feels like I was almost in a fog prior to January 1st? Or maybe I was just hungover. We will never know for sure.
I really think that reading up on the Whole30 and really understanding what the rules are has helped me a lot in these first few days. I shopped and planned meals ahead of time and understand that completing the Whole30 without planning ahead wouldn’t be possible. My first “oops” so far was not thawing the roasting chicken I planned on making for dinner fast enough. It came to be dinner time and Chris pulls out this totally solid bird. Oh well, I ended up making a huge salad with a Trader Joes chili lime chicken burger on top. Those were just okay… I must overlooked that cilantro was an ingredient when checking for compliant ingredients. I really. really. hate. cilantro.
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