One week down! I’m recapping my April Whole30 round 3 week 1 – from how I am feeling, what I am craving, and all the randomness!
It’s been almost a week since I started my Whole30 round 3! I just wanted to pop in real fast and give a little update on how I am feeling, what I am craving, and anything else. If you missed it, I talked about why I am doing a 3rd round of the Whole30 here.
April Whole30 Round 3 Week 1
Overall I would say so far so good. My normal diet isn’t too far from the Whole30, so it hasn’t been too challenging this past week. I definitely was exercising my food freedom way too much lately, but it feels good to reel it back in.
Since I haven’t done the Whole30 in a long time, I have to be more careful about of some of the products I am using to make sure there isn’t anything off limits in them like preservatives or what not. Sometimes I forgot I am doing it and am like wait a minute, what is in here?!
I do need to work on some things though. I think I am still trying to get used to the amount of food I am eating. Previously I was eating a decent amount of carbs (from rice and quinoa mostly) and now that is cut down pretty drastically. I am trying to replace that with fat, but still need to find a good balance of how much. Some meals I get hungry before my next meal.
On the other hand, sometimes I find myself eating too much and being pretty full (usually it’s after dinner). I am trying to find the right balance of enough food, listening to my body, and just feeling satisfied.
Things I miss
Honestly, I don’t really miss anything too much right now. I definitely have been tested some…I ran the Cap 10k this morning and afterwards my friends were drinking mimosas and I was enjoying a coconut water. I wanted to enjoy in the fun, but it’s okay. It’s just 30 days!
While I’m not missing any food in particular, I do miss snacking. I am a chronic snacker. I grew up snacking – after school, before dinner, between sporting events. My family loves to snack too so maybe it’s just ingrained in me? I don’t know haha. Some day I’m not even hungry and I will just snack out of boredom. While you are technically allowed to snack on Whole30, you should only really be doing it if you are truly hungry.
This has really made me think twice about whether I am hungry or not (usually I’m not) or if I am doing it out of habit. So far I have been really good about not snacking except for this past weekend. I was in the kitchen all day cooking and it’s hard for me not to try the food as I make it. Other than that, I have only had pre or post workout meals/snacks, which I am really happy about!
Real Life Stuff
Man my body is tired. To be honest, I have been feeling like this for awhile. It’s hard for me to wake up and all I want to do is sleep, my workouts feel meh sometimes, and I don’t have consistent energy. I’m not sure if I am jut over working myself, it had to do with my diet, or my hormones. I am guessing all three of those.
But as of right now, I still feel kind of tired. It’s not as bad as before, but most mornings when my alarm goes off, I am a little tired. Other days I’ll get up right away. My workouts are still hit or miss. I’m hoping that this next week my energy balances out some.