Well, I've eaten my last meal of the Whole30 challenge (an obscene amount of spicy Vietnamese pork with cabbage). What to do now, with no rules? How do I cope with this thrilling, dangerous freedom?
Well, the temptation is to change to different rules. The Whole30 people actually posted a blog about this very topic, and they suggest slowly backing away from the rules altogether and trying to find a healthy balance. And then when you inevitably slide back into your old eating patterns, you're supposed to do the Whole30 all over again. I've done that cycle once already, so I think I'm okay with that. It was a lot easier the second time, and I learned a ton. It should make the dream of rule-free healthy living that much easier to achieve.
I do have a plan for tomorrow, though. I'm going to weigh myself and have exactly one of the chocolate-covered macadamia nut clusters Santa brought me for Christmas. Not sure which one I'm looking forward to more.