I think a better description for this month would be "Clean it up June". I AM (mostly) following the dietary guidelines for Whole30 & paleo (no dairy, gluten, legumes), but the focus is not as much about food this month. If my husband uses beer to marinate meat or I put a bit of butter on the veggies for dinner I'm not worried, as they're not problem areas. The focus is my psychological responses and habits surrounding food.
In April I allowed myself at times to consume Whole30 approved foods in a manner that wasn't healthy. Nut butters, paleo mayo & dried fruits are "no brake" foods for me... meaning I over consume them.
By not changing food related behaviors in April, I set myself up for disaster in May. Once I started adding foods back in, old behaviors & cravings came roaring back to full strength. I very easily regained 6 lbs last month. Frustrating reality.
What I really want to focus on is finding "nutritional serenity". I feel like I'm well on my way. Almost 2 weeks into the month and I have been able to analyze and continue addressing some of my trouble areas. I think I've finally got a handle on post workout refueling (hint: sweet potatoes are my friend). Not letting cravings rule is also an important step. Identifying feelings of real hunger. Fueling my body in a way that makes me feel good all day long. I still struggle with cravings right before dinner (snacking while cooking dinner has always been a problem) but not allowing myself in indulge the habit is helping break it.
So anyway, enough blather... The last three days of food look like this.
Have you found nutritional serenity??