Well… we’ve done it… We’re half way through our Whole30 and we’ve officially gone over-budget. We’re “OK” with this based on a few reasons.
- It’s an investment in our health.
- It’s only 30 days. (We don’t have to ever do this again)
- We may have overspent on buying meat in bulk.
Investment in our health
The education we’re getting in cooking at home, not eating out, grocery shopping, reading labels, etc. is priceless. We’re armed with more information about food, how our bodies react to food, and why we should stay away from ingredients we can’t pronounce.
Until a few years ago, I hadn’t given two thoughts about the food I was eating. Never. I just ate what I wanted, when I wanted. While I know now that getting started eating healthy can pretty much be a second job, it’s worth it.
I’m starting to feel the benefits of feeding my body nutritionally. Yesterday afternoon (day 11) I realized that I actually had energy at 2:30 in the afternoon. Previously, this would be where I hit a wall and wanted nothing more than to take a nap.
I can start to feel myself becoming more productive during the day as well as have mental focus and clarity. All things I hoped to gain from going through this
30 days of no ice cream Whole30.