Seems I may have decided to go to sleep last night rather than write up about how the Whole 30 was coming along.  I suppose that is where some part of the novelty wore off or is wearing off.  And or I was simply tired… since I haven’t committed the timeline on the Whole 30 to memory, why don’t you come along with me to check out what we should be feeling on day 12…

Days 12-15: Boundless energy! Now give me a damn Twinkie.

Ummm… to be fair, I did travel all week and my sleep schedule was kinda jacked…

The site says that you should be dreaming of Twinkies or some of your favorite cravings by now, even DREAMING of these foods… I am literally wracking my brains right now to think if I have been having these cravings, and to be quite honest, I don’t believe I have or perhaps I have had cravings but I am able to disregard the craving for a Snickers or Parmesan Cheese Crisps with suitable replacements… such as a handful of peanuts & raisins for one of these… and maybe a bit of smoked chicken breast or smoked pork…

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Furthermore from the site:

All joking aside, though, this phase gets really intense and for some people. This is the part of the program where our minds try to drive us back to the comfort of the foods we used to know.

They didn’t underline some people, but it makes sense, overall I am driven to more and more of these foods that are a part of this regime, the date bars have been interesting, I have also learned to make a few other types.  The apple bar, which I used the dried apples and dates.  The Apricot Coconut bar, also very delicious.  What I have essentially learned is that you can take most dehydrated fruits, add a little moisture if they need it, combine with nuts and whir in the blender, you have made a healthier tastier than usual treat that is Whole 30 compliant.

While we are here in the Whole 30 space, let’s understand that we are here to create healthy new habits, not so much exclude stuff we think we want.  This can be difficult if we were or are thinking of all of the things that you can’t have.  We can use a tactic believed to have originated from Ben Franklin – the T table.  Take your pros and cons and make a table, with pros on one side and cons on the other, like so:

[columns gutter=”20″][one_half]Snickers Con[/one_half][one_half]Snickers Pro[/one_half][/columns][columns gutter=”20″][one_half]Lots of sugar

Sugar is the Devil

Lots of Chemicals

My Body Doesn’t need any partially hydronated Soybean Oil

Corn Syrup also the Devil

Artificial Flavorings (can’t they name each one? )[/one_half]



[one_half]Tastes Great

Gives Energy Burst[/one_half][/columns]

Take a list, see which one tips the scales, get your brain to see that scale when you look at a Snickers and make a choice.  Know what your choice indicates and if you feel like the Snickers does indeed do you good, then choose the Snickers, otherwise choose something else, make another T chart if you need!  Make a game out of it =).

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