So I’m 3 days into a Whole30
. I’m sure I haven’t been following every law to the letter (example: I use butter without clarifying it to make my morning eggs. OMG!). However, it has forced me to cut out the few sources of less-than-optimal* foods that were previously being consumed (and on occasion overconsumed) on a day-to-day basis. For me, there are only a few culprits:
1) Dark chocolate
2) Fries/chips (Yes, potatoes are paleo. But chips are not unprocessed food. And it is waaaay too easy to eat half a bag of Terra sweet potato chips without even realizing it.)
3) Paleo “treats”. I don’t get these often but every few weeks I’ll order paleo muffins. I think they’re healthy as muffins go, but they’re still . . . muffins.
Items #1-3 have been easy.
Item #4 has not. I’ve abstained – for 3 whole days! But tonight
we’re going on a date night! I have no problem ordering a Whole30-friendly salad and fish/chicken/whatever. But I am pretty certain that — rules be damned — I am going to have a glass of red.
So, I suppose I’m planning to fail. However, that said I DO think I am going to continue the Whole30(ish) for now. I do (oddly) like the structure of just being committed to eating real, unprocessed food for a month and seeing what life is like without daily dark chocolate. Plus I’ll probably appreciate it more when I’m done 🙂 HOWEVER, I’m also going to drink wine. One glass, a couple of nights per week. If that is bad, well . . . then I don’t want to be good. The end.
* In my opinion