So I went to Panera and ate my bread the next morning after I was done. Wasn't as good as I thought it would be. So I'm abandoning bread. I'm bringing back a bit of dairy -- I think I need some cheese in my diet. Might give up coffee altogether but not just yet. Sugar can go and alcohol is meh. Beans I don't care about. (Those were the 5 things I did without for 30 days: sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes and dairy) Altogether, an interesting experiment.
The only crazy thing that happened was when my roommate brought home a pizza one night. It was on the kitchen table in front of me -- I smelled it and just wanted to fall upon it and stuff pieces in my mouth. I really felt slightly unhinged! Didn't do it, though.
The other thing I noticed was that if I just mentioned I was doing the Whole30 quite a few people would tell me all about this amazing diet they had done or were on, going into great detail, on and on. Apparently there are a lot of different 'cleanses' out there. The funniest was a 'fruit wash' diet. I don't remember all the details but the end result was that now this person is eating ice cream every night. If you are trying to give up sugar, eating a lot of fruit is not a good idea. I did learn that the hard way.
I lost 12 pounds and feel stronger and firmer. That wasn't the goal at all but it was a cool result.