Its the end of week 2! 🙂
Did you miss my week 1 review? Read it here!
To sum up week 2 went a lot better than week 1. I felt better, had more energy, headaches were not as frequent, and I am getting used to the food rules. Here are some highlights:
I cleaned out my cabinet to remove a bunch of non-compliant options. The program actually recommends a pantry clean out before you begin the program to remove all temptations, but my husband is not on the program and I wanted to be sure it would work for me before I made any major commitments. I suppose after this week, I can really see some differences and was ready to fully commit to eating this way long term.
As of day 7, I can really see an increase in energy at the gym. Week 1 at the gym was a struggle. I had to make myself workout. Now after the first few minutes, I have a ton of energy and I have that after workout high, where I feel like I can keep going!
So far I have tried the ketchup, southwest ranch and the bbq sauce. The bbq sauce is great. The ketchup was heavy on the vinegar, but was good. The ranch was the most interesting to me. It tasted like ranch and is good, but all of the dressings have an oil based consistency. It would be like having an italian dressing that tastes like ranch. I am so used to ranch being creamy. Still wrapping my mind around an oil based ranch.
This last update might be a little TMI, but I want to document it for myself and other Whole 30 peeps who may read this. Starting last Tuesday, I started having a new symptom: night sweats. At first, I thought it was the change in temperature. I live in St. Louis and our temps suddenly have gone up over the past few weeks. Sometimes it takes a minute for us to get the temperature right in the condo. But after a few days, I wondered was this related to the Whole 30. I also happen to be on my cycle so I knew it could play a part as well. After a google search, I learned that several women have reported having night sweats while on their period while on Whole 30. There is no explanation why, but at least I know it is not just me.
Really hoping I am seeing the last of this symptom because it is about this time in the program when you are supposed to see deeper sleep. I have yet to experience that because I wake up every two hours because I am so hot and uncomfortable. Hopefully I have a better update next week.
Also I wanted to share that the program asks you not to count calories and to just eat at mealtime until satisfied. I have a hard time with this so I made the choice to track what I eat. I am not limiting myself, I eat when legitimately hungry, but I want to make sure I am not grossly overeating and that I am not under eating either.
Also for those who are wondering, I am going to stay off the scale for the month, but I can already see some difference in my size and how my clothes fit. Hopefully I can have more of an update next week!
Best Day this week: Day 7 so much energy and I still had good sleep then!
Best meal this week: Smoothie with homemade almond milk, banana, and almond butter
Favorite recipe this week: Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips
I will be back next Tuesday with Week 3! Also follow me on Snapchat @mrsdrequel.