Day 10 is here, which means 20 more days. I’m 1/3 of the way through the whole30! So far, I’ve noticed that I am still very tired. I have been going to bed early and taking a little nap during the day if possible. Still having some cramps, which I think are due to the detox. Today, I noticed more sugar cravings, especially for dark chocolate. I am avoiding Pintrest at the moment to prevent seeing dessert recipes. I have also been hiding dessert pictures on my Facebook feed. This journey is challenging. 🙂
Breakfast – Leftover Egg Muffins and Sweet Potato Hash
Lunch – Paleo Chicken Salad with Spinach
Dinner – Leftover Zucchini Salad…I finally finished it off!
Will probably go to bed early tonight again. Even with that nap this afternoon, I still feel tired. One positive benefit I have noticed since starting the whole30 is that I now fall asleep fast and sleep sounder! That’s a nice bonus!
I am currently reading Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival by T. S. Wiley and Bent Formby (it was recommended on the whole30 daily newsletter) and realizing how important sleep is to our overall health. I find it fascinating that they link lack of sleep to sugar cravings, diabetes, cancer, and many other health issues. A great book you should check out if you are interested on the subject. I was pleasantly surprised it was available at my local library. Upon its recommendations, I am striving for 9.5 hours of sleep each night, which means I have to give up the temptation of the television and go to bed earlier to get those extra ZZZ’s in.