Whole30 : Personal Trainer Experience: Day 2

I lost 5.4 pounds in 24 hours. I know, I know, those are not real pounds, but it was encouraging! The truth is Sunday I went to the Feelings aisle at the grocery store and got two of everything, so Monday when I got on the scale I was bloated by at least 4 pounds. I am defiantly already losing real weight though. I have been in the 174 range as of last week and I am now 173.6 which is the lowest I have been in over a year and a half.

I am just getting into the science part and here is your lesson for today: there are three basic tastes which we are hardwired to recognize for survival, no pleasure: sweet (energy), fatty (dense calories), and salty (to retain water and conserve fluid). All of the “food” that we have become addicted to has been engineered to play off of this survival instinct, but is devoid of the benefits. There is a huge difference between how our bodies process a cookie or a bunch of blackberries; the blackberries have fiber and are converted more slowly into energy while the cookie is useless (although delicious) and convert to fat. Viewing food like this has made it easier for me to convert, at least for these first two days. But be aware, EVERYTHING smells amazing when you are driving down the street. I want everything! But I know it’s only thirty days, all of those restaurants will still be there waiting for me if I feel the same then.