whole 30 2.0 - week one reflections

Doing the whole 30 a second time after paleo eating is not easy, but easier. We know what and how much to eat, ingredients to avoid, incessant package checking isn't as necessary, this time we know will be better off having done it. We aren't angry, or starving or as unprepared. It's much more civilized. Even so, I really miss dark chocolate, each and every day. I think I forgot just how hard it was the first time, those cravings for sugar and carbs rival the worst pregnancy cravings. I was angry, I was frustrated, I did not want to change my habits because sugar and carbs are so goddamn delicious, instant gratification until the next hit to lift my energy back up. The feeling of abstaining from these things provides another sort of gratification for me, I feel good about every choice I make and my body does as well. I am not nearly as moody, I have more energy, even with the slight changes between paleo and a whole 30 protocol I feel a difference. So, we continue on for three more weeks...