Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Whole30 R2 D10

My Whole30 is going way better than I expected it to. I thought that I would share what the Timeline says about today. 

Days 10-11: The Hardest Days.

Fact: you are most likely to quit your Whole30 program on Day 10 or 11. By this point, the newness of the program has worn off. You’ve made it through most of the unpleasant physical milestones, but you’ve yet to experience any of the “magic” the program promises. You’re still struggling to establish your new routine (read: you’ve eaten eggs prepared ten different ways over the last ten days), and while you’ve been trying really hard to have a good attitude, today you are incredibly aware of all the foods you’re “choosing not to eat right now.”  Everywhere you look, you see the things you “can’t” have: the melted cheese on a greasy burger, the creaminess of that double-scoop cone, the cold beer in your best friend’s tailgate cooler. Dammit, this is hard! And right now you’re wondering if the results will really be as good as “they” all say it is.
You’re cranky, you’re impatient, and you’re really, really tempted to just eat the stupid cheese.
This is where you really start to experience the psychological hold that your food habits have on you. You’ve put in a lot of effort to get to where you are right now, but you’re still waiting for the results you’re hoping to see. Your  brain tells you that you deserve some kind of reward (don’t you?) and, of course, we’ve been conditioned to think of food as the best reward out there. Right now, you’re craving that ice cream, beer, or whatever treat you think would make for just the right reward. But, instead of that treat, you’re standing face to face with the realization that you have 20 more days of deprivation ahead of you.
The key here is to redefine your idea of reward.  Think long and hard about the foods you’re grieving and ask yourself what need you’re expecting them to fulfill.  Are you feeling anxious and looking for reassurance?  Are you feeling sad, and looking for something to cheer you up? Are you worried you won’t successfully finish the program, and it’s easier to self-sabotage than fail? Remind yourself that food cannot fill that void for you—cannot make you feel truly accomplished, comforted, calm, happy, beautiful. Then, find another way to fill that need that does not involve those foods. Prepare yourselves for these days, knowing that all you have to do is see them through to the other side before things get much, much easier.
I love how it says that the newness has worn off. I do not think that applys to people on round 2. I planned ahead for this day. I made my favorite go to and did not feel deprived.

I always have a pork butt in the crockpot!!

I thought that I would share some food choices with you. Pulled pork is my Favorite.  
My Newest recipe I have tried and loved is Egg Roll in a Bowl. Ancestral-Nutrition has a pretty straight forward recipe for it.

this is what my egg roll in a bowl looked like

And my recipe I want to try is a pizza meatloaf. I found one on Just Jessie B's website and it looks yummy. I think that will be a must this weekend.

So I have beaten my day 10 freak out by making the food work for me! My go-to, something new and a plans to try. Here's to 20 more days and hoping I'm as positive in 10 more days.

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