So I have to be honest, we completely bombed the reintroduction period. I really don't want to post about my epic fail but I figure it's best to be honest. We started reintroducing legumes and it went okay though they gave me a stomachache and I thought the peanut butter was bland. Then we went on to non-gluten grains and that's where things went wrong. We went to Chipotle for dinner that night and were able to add in rice and tortilla chips. Bad move. I think tortilla chips are a gateway drug for me. I ate so many chips and then I couldn't stop craving ice cream...so we went to Dairy Queen. And then it was all down hill from there.
I'm bummed about this up because now I don't have a good handle on what upsets my stomach. My husband has been having a really hard time since we've stopped doing Whole30 a hundred percent of the time and it would be nice to know what his problem foods are (we think gluten but we can't be sure). I also tend to get a headache after eating a non-compliant food and I wish I knew what specifically was causing it.
We have been eating Whole30 most of the time but I've really struggled with the 'food freedom' aspect. Once I start eating something off plan, it gets ugly really quick. This past week was rough; I went out to lunch with friends twice and then we went out to dinner twice because we were in a hurry after looking at houses. And then Easter hit. BLECH. Needless to say, the hubs and I feel like crap right now. I'm back to eating on plan as much as possible and I'm considering doing another round of Whole30 beginning in the middle of May. I think it would be a good way to get back on track for the summer.
I do really enjoy eating Whole30; it makes me feel better and it has helped me understand a bit better how the food I eat affects my body and mindset. I'm sure you're probably bored of these posts by now but I do have one more planned for later this week and then you don't have to hear about Whole30 anymore.
My Whole30 Experience:
Whole 30 Week 1
Whole 30 Week 2
Whole 30 Week 3
Whole 30 Week 4