I am careful about when I choose to do these 30 day ‘resets’ for a few reasons:
- Social Gatherings are hard!
realize who is ‘in your camp’ and who is not. They will tell you it’s deprivation, they will try to derail you in the process of
completing the 30 days clean, they will food push on you. For me, it’s best if I can plow through without a wedding
to attend, a vacation planned, or major event to explain my way through. All of those things can lead to me
finding reasons to cheat and break the 30 day streak
- Eating out becomes an adventure
This time around, it also means getting a little friendly with the wait staff so when I drill them with 20 questions
about how the meal is prepared, the whole ordeal seems less obnoxious.
- Planning is crucial
The 30 day Paleo challenge puts will-power and inner-strength to the test. My forethought for the next 30 days will be what I’m eating next and is it truly Paleo? This also means more cooking, more passing up food and more finding other ways to cope when I want to snack on junk (aka find other ways to NOT eat out of the candy bowl at work). If my schedule becomes packed with items, my lack of attention to what I eat becomes heightened therefore detracting from the whole experience
I suggest reading up on a true Paleo lifestyle before embarking on this lifestyle choice. Sources I turned to were Mark’s Daily Apple, Robb Wolf’s blog, my local CrossFit box, and more great blogs such as Paleoista, and The Paleo Plan.
I encourage you to follow me for the next 30 days here and on twitter. Ask questions, drill me about my food choices and I promise to be completely forthcoming about the experience. The Whole30 challenge starts now!