Whole30 - Day 4

Dear Whole30 diary: there’s a favorite quote of mine in the Whole30 Program Rules, written from the co-creators of the program to the Whole30 community.

This is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You’ve done harder things than this, and you have no excuse not to complete the program as written. It’s only thirty days, and it’s for the most important health cause on earth—the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime.

I was inclined to agree, throughout my first hectic day back in the office after working from my apartment on Tuesday and Wednesday. I didn’t give the Whole30 a thought as I barreled through the day without a twinge of hunger or cravings, not stopping to eat my lunch of Amish One Pan Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet until 5pm.  


This round of Whole30, I’ve been spared any thrashing by the Sugar Dragon as it dies… perhaps due to the fact that my diet was more or less low in sugar (especially processed sugar) before I began the Whole30. Although there were some memorable splurges during the holidays. I regret nothing! Anyway, so far so good. Positive thinking? I’ll be spared cravings entirely. 


  • Breakfast: none
  • Lunch: a mason jar stuffed full of Amish One Pan Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet (with lamb subbed in for the ground beef and extra veggies!)
  • Snack: a handful of grapes + 3/4 of an apple + a piece of bacon
  • Dinner: two bowls of zoodles topped with meat sauce
  • Fluids: black coffee, tea, La Croix
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