I panicked this morning for the first time since starting the Whole30. I have lots of safe food in the house. I just didn't want to eat any of it. Period. It's not a problem to skip a meal, of course, but it is important to be prepared and not starving throughout the day. My workday starts at 7:30, and there is no way I know of to eat like I want to and should without making food at home and bringing it. I do so hope this is not a regular occurence.
I literally forced myself to scramble 3 eggs that I didn't want for breakfast and left for work with them, no lunch, no snack, no plan for the rest of the day. Yikes! I am out of my comfort zone big time right now. I'll add to this post later in the day. Right now I believe my best move is to stay busy and not focus on food.
I think of myself as being prepared where food is concerned most of the time, but I now know that being prepared is not going to be enough in the long-run. I need to be seriously over-prepared. It's hard to know how to be ready for days when foods I usually eat and enjoy sound gross and unappealing, but that's exactly the task ahead of me. The key to staying with a healthy program, I am convinced, is enjoying it, at least most of the time. Along those lines, the food that works with the Whole30 is food that works for me. It sounds good, usually. It doesn't feel restrictive, usually. Even today with my "I just don't want to eat that" attitude, I don't want to eat anything off this plan either. That I like. There's a comfort level in that automatic, no effort feeling of committment.
Now, if I could only think of something good to eat...