Well, I've successfully completed the first week of my Whole30 and am starting day 9. It hasn't been easy but it's getting easier. I have never quite mastered the cooking world. I mean I can get buy okay and lucky for me my hubby is fairly simple guy but I don't break out a cook book often and stay away from anything I would consider complicated. Add in the fact that our family has been in a serious eating out rut due to my level of fatigue and our schedule it is has been a little of challenge getting back in the kitchen. I don't doubt that these things contributed to my first being a little bit of challenge. Lots of tuna salad, scrambled eggs, and chicken filled my plate each day with a side of celery, carrots, and apples. I am determined to figure out some new things to eat this week. I really need some red meat in the mix.
I have been reading labels for a while but it is really eye opening to read the label of everything you area considering putting into your mouth. While I am allowed to have deli meat or any meat for that try finding bacon, turkey, ham or even sausage without sugar in it. I was so tempted to throw things in the grocery out of frustration with every label I read that had something non compliant in it. I finally got a little bit of break at Costco and found Adelle's Chicken Apple sausage that I could have and I splurged on shrimp platter for my self. Of course I had to forgo the cocktail sauce but at least it was a change.
The first week was also filled with lots of symptoms again not knowing for sure weather it was the ozone or the change in eating habits or just a major flare. I suspect the first two are likely culprits. The ozone probably killed some bugs and the lack of sugar probably made the candida and lyme angry. So I was left with lots of fatigue, pain and weakness in my arms and legs and twitching episode or too. The last few days have mainly been filled with fatigue so I consider that an improvement.
Unfortunately my cravings have not gone away. There are a million things I would eat at the drop of a hat right now but the one thing they all have in common is sugar. I have decided I don't just have a sugar monster, or a sugar beast. No I am dealing with a sugar demon. I really shouldn't be surprised, I mean I have been a sugar-a-holic from the time I was a kid. In the summers when I would go to work with my dad at the construction site I would take every opportunity to eat the sugar cubes in the job trailer. In highschool a snack would be Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and a Dr. Pepper. Oh and when my best friend and I were having a sleepover so we could head to the beach early the next morning I would make sure I brought ice cream for breakfast. While I was hoping those cravings would have started to fade already I do believe they will in time. I'm beginning to think that I may be looking at a Whole60 or 90 instead. I do know the husband and kids are going to have to participate in the next round. I want the girls to start making those much healthier choices now especially with their recent Lyme Diagnosis.
I guess that's it for now. Time to figure out whats for dinner! I'll check back in in a few days.
P.S. I forgot to mention the other thing you give up for 30 days...the scale. It will be fun to see the changes