I have been debating with myself over the past week about this and I’ve finally come to peace with my decision to end my Whole30 early.
While I absolutely love the principles and idea behind the program I have become acutely aware that it’s not something I want to carry on with.
I have noticed I have had far too much food chatter in my head about it. To me it is starting to feel too extreme for my personality and I’m stressed. Since I started I haven’t been my relaxed self and that isn’t healthy for me, I know myself too well.
The entire time I’ve been primal it’s been a very natural feeling, I’ve never felt restricted or regimented. So while I don’t expect everyone to understand why I’ve had to end it, I’m just here to tell you that I feel that I need to wrap it up.
Now I have learnt a couple of things from it over the 14 days which were helpful, I feel if I go any longer then the stress of it will be detrimental to me.
I love veggies way more than I ever have.
I don’t NEED chocolate after every meal.
Dropping dairy hasn’t been as awful as I thought it would be.
I discovered how amazing Ghee is!
I will be just going back to what I know best – primal and with a new love for it! Primal has been such an awesome way to live and eat that I think I had lost my way a little and this has reminded me why I never did ‘diets’ well, I don’t handle extreme restriction or regime very well.
I’m feeling so much better already after listening to my body and respecting the stress signals enough to stop. I do apologize to anyone that was following me. Hopefully you all got some great food ideas from my food diaries over the past two weeks and I wish everyone who is on their Whole30 the very best 🙂