Young, Whole, and Hungry

Well, it’s been 8 whole days since I started my second round of the Whole30! I am in week two, and I must say, walking into the office this morning, I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready to take on the day! That is not to say that the past week has been easy by any means. But I am starting to get on the good side of Whole30 and my body is finally adjusting!

Last week was not easy, but it was much easier than my first round of Whole30. It’s probably because my eating habits and my lifestyle is way different than it was back when I started round one. I won’t say that my transition and adjustment to this round was a breeze though. I definitely had fatigue and bloating, I was irritable and definitely over-ate to sooth my longing for ice-cream, chocolate, and all things munchy.Going into this round, I had some goals in mind and reasons for doing the Whole30 at this time. The first reason was because my sugar cravings were getting a little out of control. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t have ice cream every day the week before… So I decided it was time for a little sugar craving reset. I also decided that it was a good time to reign in those cravings before we head into the most wonderful, yet sugar laden time of the year!

I have also been a little more lenient in my food freedom the last couple months. With summer and all the treats, events, and trips that come with it, I sort of lost my food freedom and the notion of food being “worth it.” If you want to read more about food freedom and what that means, click here

There are a few things that I hope to gain from this round of Whole30. One thing I am trying to work on is my habit around food and listening to my body. Shortly after my first round, I felt in control of my cravings, I stopped eating when I was full, and I wasn’t habitually eating. I was eating intuitively. I was letting my body decide when to eat, what to eat, and how much to eat. I didn’t let the time of day, the situation, or the convenience affect my eating. That was food freedom and it felt amazing. 

Then summer came and went and so did my intuitive eating habits. I am looking forward to getting back to that and really listening to my body. This week, I am focusing on being mindful of triggers that lead to eating, so I can change those habits. I am also going to do my best to STOP eating when I am full!

Another thing I am looking forward to is gaining some energy and motivation to exercise. I have definitely lost my mojo at the gym, and I am looking to get that back. I know it won’t come overnight and that it’s going to take some effort on my part, but I am hoping that the energy yielded from this round of Whole30 will help me get back into it!

I am excited to get back to my food freedom and to be prepared for the holiday sugar daze!

Here is a peek at last weeks meals! 

Breakfast of Champs!

Roasted Acorn Squash and Cauliflower Soup, click to see the recipe!

SUPER nourishing simple soup, recipe coming soon!

Brunch out at Rose’s Fine Foods

Pumpkin Apple Bake from Wholesomelicious.com

If you are looking for your food freedom, to harness your food cravings, and to eat when and what your body wants, don’t hesitate to reach out for help! 

All the best, 

Maddie

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