Today, we’ve got a fantastic guest post from Whole30 participant Christie Tracy, from Texas. Christie recently started the Whole30 program with a few girlfriends from her gym (CrossFit XLR8, in Portland, TX). She’s been blogging about her experience, and yesterday’s write-up really caught our attention.
We hear from many Whole30 participants who are going it alone at home – their spouses, significant others, roommates or other household members simply aren’t on board with their dietary plan. Which means that while you’re trying your hardest to curb your sugar tantrums, resist the carb cravings and ramp up your vegetable intake… your cabinets are still full of cookies and candy, your stove-tops are still cooking pasta and rice, and your post-dinner carrots with Sunbutter are looking kind of lame next to the big bowl of ice cream glistening on the coffee table. We’ve talked about how to win friends and influence Paleo… but that’s not going to help you on Day 12 when you wake up and come face to face with a box of Krispy Kremes in your own kitchen. Christie is offering up some seriously practical, remarkably simple, quite effective (from our experience) tips and tricks for making it through your Whole30 even if your house is full of sugar-laden land mines… and we liked them enough to share them with all of our readers.
Christie writes, “I have found it hard over the last week to be sitting at my desk in the morning, and suddenly have the heavenly smell of a toasty bagel floating through the air, tempting me! It’s equally as hard to watch him eat a popsicle after dinner, which is when my sugar cravings tend to kick into high gear. Lastly, I found out early in the first day that opening my pantry and seeing the bread, cereal, and bagles was not a good thing for my will-power . . or my sanity! So what can be done to make things a little less difficult, without forcing the Paleo lifestyle on those that we live with who do not want it for themselves?”
Visit Christie’s blog to read the rest of “A House Divided“, and share YOUR best tips, tricks and advice to comments. Thank you to Christie for the inspiration and the article, and best of luck to you and your girls on your first Whole30!