After finishing my Whole30 the program encourages you to re-introduce some foods back into your diet. Well…..there aren’t that many I was interested in eating again. But one of the things I was interested in was having a few adult beverages on weekends. After much reading I had decided that I would probably have organic cider if I wanted a drink, but I also wanted to see what a beer would do to me. I had one 500ml Pilsner and I was already feeling phlegmy and had a heavy chest before I had finished drinking it. I had one cider the night before and felt fine. The internet was right! Now the title of this entry is Re-Introduction vs Relapse. What I could have done was drop everything on Friday and drink a case of beer. i could have gone out and had an ice cream cone and see if I fell over. I also had two Bavarian Smokies (which contained milk powder). I was fine! I’d decided at the beginning of the Whole30 that I didn’t miss dairy in my coffee (or sugar for that matter) and was not going to start that again. I think the fact that I lost 12 lbs during those 30 days when i had plateaued shows that my body didn’t want those things.
One of the things that changed drastically were my breakfasts. Everyday was either 2 slices of bacon or 2 pork sausages with eggs. This may have perpetuated my cholesterol issues. I have re-introduced the sausages, but only one a day and two per week. Bacon is only a treat once or twice a week. I’d like to see my cholesterol in a month or two…..