Hey, everybody. Long time no speak. Today, I’m going to cover a radical 30-day purge diet I’m on.
It’s called the Whole30.
What is it?
From all I’ve read, it sounds like a way to clear the dust clouding your food eating habits. I think in some places it said such like, “Rediscover your emotional connection to food.” Some pages on the site talk about how people would eat when they weren’t hungry, or craved foods in large binges. Moreso, that we have an emotional connection to food that is indeniable.
Looking back on this photo, I can imagine how the donut'd taste. However, how it LOOKS.... Feels different. Doesn't feel 'good'. Feels sterile in a way.
Ergo, they’ve introduced this plan to basically wipe your diet clean of most of the things that we turn to when it comes to emotional satisfaction.
An example is a few days ago, when I went to Donna’s Donuts in Tewksbury, MA. When I was there, the thought of how delicious and sweet the food would be appealed to me. However, looking at the image now… it feels more like disgusting. Maybe it’s because a picture has no smell?
As far as my health has gone, I feel a bit less tired when I get a good night’s sleep. I think I have a bit more energy, too.
But I also have to whizz on the electric fence a ton. Way more than I’d expect. I have no idea why..
Something I’ve also learned so far is that I am still new to the idea of “planning ahead” for meals. I just can’t go somewhere without food to eat if I can’t eat.
However, something I found is that my girlfriend and I are having even more fun cooking together. I think she felt the same way I did– that cooking with each other was more fun than ‘a chore’, and it felt good to eat together from a meal we cooperated on.
I’d say it’s almost easy to ignore sweet food, because I cannot rely upon it for quick food. Before, I’d look at it and think, “Ohhh.. that’d taste delicious.” and at the same time, I’d think, “Wow, I’m hungry. I need something to eat to avoid committing to the work of cooking.” Now that I cannot avoid the work of cooking, and I cannot eat sweets.. I can see them, and know I can’t eat them.. but that’s it. No pangs of loss.
I started my diet by a visit to Whole Foods. I was confident that they would have the most of what the “Whole30″ recommended. After walking out $125 poorer, I hoped that this diet of ‘high quality food’ wouldn’t hurt my spending room… (Alternatively, I only got one body. Why would I mistreat it with bad fuel? ARG, dilemmas.) My diet, so far, has consisted highly of the ‘filberts’ (Chestnuts? no idea), coconut flakes, and avocados. Other things include whatever vegetables I can stomach, like spinach, asparagus, and broccoli. I’m not a fan of arugula, since it’s got too much of a kick for me.. but maybe I’ll like the taste someday.
I read at their blog, recently, making me reconsider if the Whole30 is a plan, but not necessarily a diet for the rest of our lives. I think they state as such, but maybe you’d know?
Well, I’ve got less than four weeks left. I’ll let you know how I feel whenever I can.