Day 12 of Intermittent Fasting: joyful, uneventful, pure family time. <3
No exercise, though. I need to get back on that. Anywho…*shuffles feet*… let’s hear what Melissa and Dallas Hartwig have to say!
The Whole30, Chapter 1:
“The Whole30 is especially designed to address any long-standing, unhealthy psychological and emotional relationships with food….Over time, overconsumption of [‘nutrient-poor, calorie-dense, low-satiety foods] rewire reward, pleasure, emotion, and habit pathways in the brain, promoting a vicious cycle of craving, overconsumption, guilt, and remorse. The simple act of giving in to a craving (again) also stresses you out – and emotional and psychological stress have physical consequences that, in part, further exacerbates your desire for sugar. The Whole30 rules are carefully crafted to quash your cravings (specifically for sugar and empty carbohydrates), identify your food triggers, and teach you to find other sources of comfort and reward, so that you are in control of your food, and not the other way around.”
So encouraging! I look forward to trying my hand at the Whole30 once I complete the first 30 days of my intermittent fasting.
And I’m almost halfway there!