Day 20: Reflection, question, plan
So it's Day 20.  I've been thinking a lot about what I've been eating and what I haven't been eating; what I should be eating and what I want to be eating. As I mentioned on Day 5, a lot of my aches and pains have gone away.  But here I am on Day 20 wondering if that was coincidence or not. What I have been eating:  If I'm honest with myself, I occasionally eat breakfast.  I've probably overdone it with nuts and plaintain chips/tostones.  But I've eaten lots of protein (Bubba burgers with sliced avo, home-seasoned sausage, cauliflower rice, sweet potato, butternut squash, broccoli). What I haven't been eating: More vegetables.  I need to eat more vegetables, but I'm finding that I am just not that hungry.  And you know how you think you're not hungry, so you go for hours without eating, and then when mealtime comes around again, you eat...a lot.  Even that's not happening to me. What I should be eating:  More vegetables.  With 10 days left, I can do this.  I think.  It's hard with 3 very active kids who keep me away from my own kitchen for much of the time. What I want to be eating: More vegetables.  In following Michelle Tam I think I could totally eat Paleo, regularly.  And I can't say Paleo is better than Whole30, but it is most certainly not as restrictive (I don't think, I really need to read more about it).  But she does make things paleo that I cannot consume while doing Whole30. There are things I miss.  But I do think I can handle them in moderation.  At any rate, I never had that Sugar Dragon (as they call it) hit me and put me into a rage of desire for the bad stuff. And it makes me wonder if I'm really doing this Whole30 thing right.  I mean...I'm not eating any of the BAD-FOR-YOU stuff.  At all.  I've been diligent about that.  But I haven't really added a whole lot of GOOD-FOR-YOU stuff either. I suppose that if the goal of Whole30 is to 'cleanse' the body of all the bad for you stuff, then I'm doing it.  And surviving.  I started looking into the reintroduction phase, because let's face it, I want to do it as right as I am able.  But I've also already started looking ahead to the next Whole30, and when I can fit that in.      

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