whole30: days 1-7

I’m not going to write this post and say that the first week of the whole30 was easy, because it wasn’t. The first week was out of control at work with birthdays galore and you know how I love treats. I had to turn down cake and cookies and died a little inside.

Day three was what I think hell on earth is like. I thought I was dying. My body hated me and all systems were shutting down on me since I took away their precious sugar. I had a ridiculous headache, ringing in my ears and just wanted to lay down on the floor and end it all.

It’s definitely been all good from there. I’m sleeping better, I wake up easier in the mornings and I just feel better. Yes, at some points in the day I want a cookie or some cheese or a yogurt for breakfast but not having those things isn’t the end of the world. There are a ton of amazing resources out there with great recipes.

well fed cookbook
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This book is amazing. I’d consider it my compass through the whole30. I’m only going to say this one thing about it: IT HAS A RECIPE FOR PALEO RANCH DRESSING. I rest my case.

Currently I’m on day 9 and I won’t lie, I miss baking a lot and can’t wait to get back to it once I can actually have a bit of what I make but I don’t think I’ll ever sit down and eat a dozen cookies again. At least not on purpose.