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What to do when you mess up the Whole 30
Why am I writing about this? Well, lucky day 13 didn’t go very well. Actually, it was a complete disaster. It wasn’t an accident, I made the decision to eat things that were definitely not within the program guidelines. I paid for it last night and this morning. It started with eating a few of the kids (gluten-free) crackers. After that, I had a few sips of red wine, and then we ended up going out to eat at a Japanese steak house. The only good thing is that I am very careful never to eat gluten, and I did not have any dairy either. However, I know that I had soy, sugar, alcohol, rice, and probably corn. It wasn’t a good day. I woke up around midnight feeling sick to my stomach, and it hasn’t improved much in the eight hours since.
So, what do you do when you mess up the Whole 30? The guidelines here are pretty clear. You start over. My plan of action is to continue the program for longer, something that I was thinking about doing anyway. When you talk about “starting over” it seems so negative. For me, thinking of it as extending the program just seems like a better idea. I realize that it’s exactly the same thing. When you extend it, you still have the same results and don’t feel like you have failed. Something that I ate is bothering me, a lot. I plan to do the slow reintroduction so that I can see exactly what it is. I suspect corn and soy, but doing the full reintroduction process should help me narrow it down for certain.
My plan of action for today is to drink a lot of water, and hopefully start feeling better at some point. I think that it’s important to get back on the program, and not give up. If you’re doing a Whole 30, comment below with which day you are on and how you are feeling!