I had originally meant to post daily, but realized a few things.
1) No one wants to know what I ate for every meal. 2) Whole 30 is TIRING at the beginning.
Instead, here is an honest recap of how the week has gone. First, I have not cheated or wanted to cheat once. Maybe this is the honeymoon period. Maybe the challenge of doing this eating plan with my husband has been more motivating than I anticipated. Whatever the reason, this week has not felt all that challenging, craving-wise.
I have, however, felt like smashing multiple things and screaming at multiple people. Man have I been moody! I saw this timeline of "What to expect when you're Whole 30-ing" and all of the four major phases for the first week have applied, but not in the order that the Whole 30 folks have described. In case you don't want to click the link, the first week basically goes as follows:
Day 1: So, what's the big deal?
Days 2-3: The Hangover
Days 4-5: Kill ALL the things
Days 6-7: I just want a nap...
Clearly, I've felt the "So, what's the big deal" and "Kill ALL the things" most acutely, but I fluctuate between all four phases every day. The other tough part has been the amount of time I spend in the kitchen. I love to cook (hello, this is mostly a food blog), so that part wasn't such a drag, but for people who don't, this program would likely be harder. We didn't do as much prep on the weekend as we should have, so we'll work on that for next week.
What I learned:
There is such a thing as too much avocado.
Not thinking about every food decision is super liberating. I mean, I still think about food a lot (finding recipes, reading labels, preparing ALL meals, etc) but I obsess a lot less. Not feeling guilty about what I eat is a strange and magical feeling.