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Well, I broke off Whole30 yesterday. I'm conflicted. Part of me doesn't care because I was out of town and I was hungry, and part of me is peeved because I've felt awesome and have been doing so well.

I didn't binge badly, either. I did splurge on Starbucks, and Ivy and I had Panda Express for lunch. Not the super-healthiest, but it was the best choice of 'fast food' that we had on the ride home. Ivy was encouraging me to break down, which wasn't helpful. I'm still on the fence about whether I'm going to pick back up.

I think I might just stick with wise dieting. The cooking on Whole30 just kills me! I can follow an adapted program based on what I've learned and still see good results, I think. Josh thinks I personally would do better with a diet-free weekend or something anyway where I don't feel like I'm denying myself. He may have a point.

Regardless, I'm still watching how I react to certain foods. I was already having tummy trouble yesterday, which is part of why I decided to eat while out, so it's hard to tell what's what. I don't think I've had any new reactions from rice, milk, or sugar. I never drink a lot of milk though. I do like rice and it's pretty healthy, so if that's something I can eat without trouble, I may start including that regularly in my diet again. I'll keep low on the sugar, because the detox I come off is always SO BAD, so I know I shouldn't get wrapped up in sugar (pepsi) again.

I'm not actually even all that disappointed in myself. I'm ready for cooking to stop being such a hassle, tbph. I wish I could afford a personal chef. Maybe one day, if this finance thing goes right, eh?

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adoptedwriter
Apr. 18th, 2017 05:36 pm (UTC)
Eating / drinking well is not as easy as everyone makes it seem. Many stars need to line up just right to keep consistent, afford the " cleaner" foods and provide for time to cook properly.
ahavah
Apr. 18th, 2017 05:52 pm (UTC)
Ugh, cooking kills me, but the affordability sucks too. Absolutely. It's a shame that it's so darn easy to eat unhealthily. I'm trying to find that happy medium!
ashmedai
Apr. 19th, 2017 08:25 pm (UTC)
I don't like food programs, they all sound so faddish to me (so does the "food sensitivity" or "detox" thing, and we all know "detox" is bad science, but a lucrative market for the food gurus, heh). I don't think it's healthy to get too hung up about food anyway...maybe just take the good things from Whole30, and ditch what doesn't appeal to you?
ahavah
Apr. 19th, 2017 09:58 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I've had detoxes --especially coming off sugar-- so they seem pretty real to me. I'm disgusted by how much crud I dealt with just swapping to healthy food. That lets me know how badly that stuff affects me even without my noticing it in the moment.

I'm trying to do just that with taking the good and discarding the rest. It's ALL pretty good, actually. I just hate cooking that damned much!
ashmedai
Apr. 19th, 2017 10:14 pm (UTC)
Oh I didn't mean "detoxing" from a substance like sugar; I know that can be tough, and it's a real phenomenon. I just meant the woo-food people with their "cleanses" and "detoxes" from imaginary "toxins" that are, scientifically, nonsense. It's a little alarming to see how a lot of people are being duped by food gurus and their unscientific claims, and how much money these gurus are raking in. I have the feeling food paranoia is the new religion. I don't mean you - I mean in general. I say take the good, leave the rest, and follow your own preferences. I love cooking, but I admit I wouldn't want to do it every single day either! ;)
ahavah
Apr. 19th, 2017 10:21 pm (UTC)
Ah, sorry for the misunderstanding! I agree with you, but I do think Whole30 is a good one. It's more common sense stuff, but it's not really meant to be a constant thing. It has a lot of good principles to adapt though!
ashmedai
Apr. 19th, 2017 10:29 pm (UTC)
I read your meal plan post, and I actually agree - it sounds like good nutrition to me; God knows it beats the "standard American diet" by miles. I don't like to eat that much meat, but not everyone's body is the same and I think some people really do well on a diet like that, at least for the short term. A lot of cooking, though! :)
ahavah
Apr. 19th, 2017 10:32 pm (UTC)
I only half-assed the meal plans, too. They'd look even better if I did it right. lol
ashmedai
Apr. 19th, 2017 10:39 pm (UTC)
It looked good to me! :D

I did vegan weekends once in a while, created by someone I know, and only made half-assed meal plans too. That is, I made good meal plans but only followed through on about half because of the sheer volume of food I was supposed to eat! Huge, huge bowls of stuff and then snacks in between too. Urgh! No way. It was just an experiment anyway, I know I'll never be vegan, haha!
ashmedai
Apr. 19th, 2017 08:46 pm (UTC)
I don't like food programs, they all sound so faddish to me (so does the "food sensitivity" or "detox" thing, and we all know "detox" is bad science, but a lucrative market for the food gurus, heh). I don't think it's healthy to get too hung up about food anyway...maybe just take the good things from Whole30, and ditch what doesn't appeal to you?
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