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Whole 30 start over or do better?

Has anyone tried whole 30 and just had a really bad cheat day halfway through? Would you simply start over or keep going and be better?


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Hi @Laurenmcneese19, I haven't done Whole30 before, but I would just listen to your body and whatever you think it needs. If you feel like a restart will reground you, then go for it. But if you feel like your "cheat day" would help you stay on the path you want to be on, then just continue! As long as you listen to your body and whatever it needs 🙂


Well here’s are my thoughts… So one bad cheat  day doesn’t ruin everything… you don’t gain 5 pounds overnight you don’t lose 5 pounds overnight… One bad day is just that a bad day… Don’t beat yourself up just move on and stay on the program😉. I always say strive for progress not perfection!!!#yesyoucan


@Laurenmcneese19 echoing @Vanessa , and hope you feel like you can make the decision that feels best to you! I might also get curious about why the "cheat day" happened -- not with any judgment, just with compassion. It's a really restrictive program (I think it's unnecessarily restrictive), so it's totally normal to have had a day where you just didn't want to follow ALL the rules anymore! I think the creators of the program tend to pathologize that normal reaction to rules and rigidity, but it doesn't have to be a big deal. If you're wanting to see the whole 30 days through, my thought would be just keep going instead of subjecting yourself to another full month of rules that maybe aren't feeling sustainable to you (or maybe they feel fine and this was a total fluke!). 🙂