I am back for your weekly Whole30 update! In case anyone missed my first post, Adam and I are doing a Whole30 this month. We were doing it with some friends of ours, but they actually ended the program early, as they decided it just wasn’t the best fit for them…so now it’s just us!
I am happy to say that we are going strong. For me (and for Adam, too, I think), week one was pretty hard and filled with ups and downs. I know I may seem pretty healthy but I definitely relied A LOT on sugar to get me through! I used to have dark chocolate after lunch and (usually) some swedish fish from my “secret mom gummy stash” mid-afternoon to avoid that crash. Then wine…of course! When I cut all that out suddenly, I missed it. I felt foggy last week and lethargic. Every day at 1pm, I experienced a post-lunch slump. The sugar addiction is so real, you guys. I love sugar and I love desserts (heck, I used to be a pastry chef) but the addiction is real. And it hurts. Anyway, this week I am feeling a lot better. I am happy to report that I don’t experience a mid-afternoon slump at all anymore! Actually, I feel like I have much more energy than I used to…without the sugar. As of two days ago, I started sleeping better, too. Sleep was one of the reasons why I wanted to do a Whole30 in the first place. I have been in a rut the past month or so and just not gotten good, quality rest at night. I can shift some blame on the boys (Grayson “exploring” his room at all hours and Luke teething) but I wanted to see if doing this program made any difference…and so far, so good. I slept the best last night that I have slept in months.
This week, I also found I needed less snacks during the day. Week one was just filled with grazing…this week, I am feeling more satisfied with the meals and able to get through the day much easier (although a coconut milk cappuccino never hurt anyone).