Yesterday was day 30 of my Whole 30 which means it’s over! I am excited it’s to be over, but to be honest I don’t know that there is going to be a huge change in the way I eat. I did this for the second time to reset my eating habits. I had started giving into my sugar cravings, and while my habits weren’t the worst they’d ever been I wasn’t always making the smartest of choices. With the holidays, and all the delicious food that comes with them, fast approaching I wanted to make sure I was ready.
My takeaways from my second Whole30:
- This is a whole lot easier the second time around! This was the case for a number of reasons. To start with this time was a lot shorter because I decided to do it for Lent the last time so my Whole30 was actually a Whole48 the first time. Plus the second time around you know what to expect, and since I still largely follow a Whole30 way of eating in my day to day life with some exceptions it makes it much easier.
- I have never wanted sweets more than I did on Halloween. While my sweet tooth is still alive and strong, I don’t eat candy nearly as much as I used to even before I did this Whole 30. If I’m going to eat something sweet I will almost always choose a baked good than a piece of candy, it needs to be worth it. However, when Halloween rolled around and there was candy everywhere all I wanted was a Reese’s peanut butter cup. I’m happy to report, that I did not give into that urge!
- I am bored of chicken! I had so much chicken this past month because it’s cheap and it’s easy to make. However, by the end I had had enough. I mixed things up with some chicken salad made with homemade mayonnaise that definitely helped, but I think I’m going to have to start experimenting with new recipes, that still involve chicken, because I still have so much of it left haha.
- Quiche is my current favorite way to have eggs! In looking for a quick breakfast that I could also take to work, because heaven knows I’m never waking up early enough to make anything morning of, I started making quiche with a potato crust. This is my go to breakfast for now, and I don’t think that’s going to stop when the Whole30 does, although I may make it with a traditional crust a few times.
- I miss bread. I don’t normally eat a lot of wheat and I have never been a huge fan of pasta (shocking I know) but I have been craving pasta. Give me some goat cheese ravioli in a creamy sauce with no redeeming nutritional values and I’ll be in heaven, until I start to regret my choices with a stomachache that is.
All in all I enjoyed my experience these past 30 days and chances are high that I probably have a third one in my future, but I’m not thinking about that quite yet. Right now all I really want to do is go out to a restaurant and order whatever I want on the menu without having to quiz the waitress on whether the dish has added sugar!