As I explained in my original Whole30 post here I was excited to show you all my progress from start to finish as well as document all I had for 90 meals for the Whole30 program. If you would like to start the program, I posted my grocery list to help get you started! If you are vegan or vegetarian, you can also follow this program, however I did not go vegetarian/vegan during my Whole30 experience.artificial sweetener allergy (directly linked to my IBS) years ago, I have stepped away from products that contain it, however, I have not cut out any other sweeteners before starting.
educe headaches to prevent this during the first week.
This is actually my meal on Thanksgiving!!!
Week 2 - This is the week where most people tend to quit. By Day 10, they are bored with the same old boring recipe, vegetable or fed up of having eggs every morning. The key to this week is changing up your routine and trying new recipes. If you eat the same meals over and over, it will drive you nuts. So, if you have a new recipe you have been dying to try out, this is a good opportunity to do so. This week for me was a difficult one to overcome my urge to "snack" between meals. I had to increase some portion sizes for breakfast and lunch to keep myself fuller longer. Try adding a side salad with meals or dense fiberous vegetables to help keep you full between meal times (keep in mind not all are Whole30 approved). Just make sure it is Whole30 compliant!
Week 4 - As people grow to a close on Whole30, they already figured they have come so far so why not stop. Whole30 book does go into detail as to why you should complete Whole30 than just 23 days or so. As Whole30 comes to a close for me, I have found I have a great deal more control over my cravings. I have found that most of my "snacking" has been due to thirst. However, if I let my portion sizes get too small, I will end up snacking more. I personally have found if I start with a larger meal and end on a smaller one, I am more in control of my "hunger". I found fruit to be a great way to fill the snacking void if I truly am hungry between meals or craving a slight sweet treat. I really have like having a LaraBar during those days when I am on the go or have been exteremely active at the office or hiking. It tends to be the pick me up I need. I have had tons of energy on this program and I am really thankful for it - since I have not felt this good health-wise in a very long time. No discomfort or unhappy stomach days. Overall, my mood has improved and I have energy. I still struggle with falling to sleep as I did prior to the program, but I sleep a lot deeper than I did before the program.