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Whole30 Day 23 It was a good day

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nothing in particular happened today, I'm just feeling good.

Last night I got the routine for my Intro to Pole class, so I'll start practicing that and finishing up my certification. I'm SO excited!!! I'll be the first impression of pole fitness that people will have, and that makes me really happy to share with them.

Today I want to give you all a "day in the life" of someone who has this Whole30 stuff pretty much down pat. I'm on the downslope, I'm in the groove. Let's take a look at what it's really like.

I woke up a little late, around 5:15. In the past, I would've put my coffee in a to-go cup and maybe grabbed a clif bar for breakfast. But no.. in Whole30 I cook 3 meals a day. Every. Single. Day. Luckily I had ingredients ready to go. I fried up some bacon, then with the bacon and its grease still in the skillet, I added about 3.5 cups of cooked spaghetti squash (leftovers from last night). I whisked 5 eggs, poured them on top, let it bubble and set then stuck it under the broiler while I fed the dogs. Yes, I made a frittata. I split that sucker right down the middle, hot sauce on mine, black pepper on bf's, and we sat down and had a cup of coffee together. I was late to work, but priorities people.

MACRO COUNT FOR BREAKFAST (according to Spark, I didn't measure):
Cals 488, Carbs 16, Fat 35, Protein 28

Got to work and whizzed right into a project that was due in a matter of hours. I finished my division's report waaay before the assistant for the other division finished his. He was dragging through the morning.. eyes red, perma-frown, yawned a lot. Not me.. I was good to go. Tuesdays are Boot Camp days in the early afternoon, so we plan ahead and eat an early lunch. I had some leftovers from the weekend. I had some DELICIOUS braised cabbage by Nom Nom Paleo. I don't even like cabbage! It was slow-cooked in melted ghee. Then I had an entire chicken breast quarter, skin on. MmmMMmm.

Cals 396, Carb 17, Fat 29, Protein 22

Couple hours late I went to Boot Camp and had an incredible workout. Notice by this point of the day I've had 33 of the 287 grams of carbs that Spark recommends a person of my activity level consume. I wasn't lacking energy, and I eat like this EVERY day. Also, note that that I've already had 64 of the 77 grams (upper limit) of fat. And guess what.. I'm not fat nor am I getting any closer to being fat.

Today is National Hot Dog Day!!!! Weeee!! So to celebrate, we're having grilled Applegate hot dogs. My hypothetical dinner will probably be 3 hot dogs, an entire tomato, 2 cups of spinach, 3 tbsp ranch mayo, and grilled bell peppers.

Cals 602; Carb 11; Fat 49; Protein 28

Yep, I'm eating almost 49 grams of fat in one sitting. And that's OKAY!
I'll probably have some watermelon for dessert, because it's orange and it's yummy!

End of the day I'll have eaten:
Cals 1535; Carbs 55; Fat 113; Protein 78

I could probably eat another hot dog!

My cholesterol is in the 700s. But who cares about that? Eating animal cholesterol does not make your liver produce more cholesterol!

Basically, I just wanted to point out that:
a) I eat a LOT of veggies
b) I eat a LOT of fat!
c) I don't workout a crazy amount of time to "burn off" what I eat
d) lowering carbs by avoiding grains does NOT lower my energy levels
e) I won't track my food again. It's not necessary. I'll just eat what my body tells me to :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KENLIGRACE 7/29/2013 7:52AM

    This whole 30 really interests me. I even emailed the founder because I have heart disease and I was very nervous about all the fats and meats. Like another reader mentioned above me, I have been told to not eat saturated fats, and very minimum amounts of meats but do eat lots of vegetables and whole grains. The person from Whole 30 confirmed what I had found out on my own and you confirmed, eating fat and cholesterol does not make our bodies produce more of it. He then instructed me to consult my doctor before starting this diet. Obviously being a cardiac patient puts me in a different playing field as a healthy young lady like yourself. I have age and genetics working against me. So, in the end, I am eating a low fat, high protein diet. The fat I do eat is healthy fat from EVOO and avocados and such. Still very confused by all the conflicting information out there though. I have lost 51 lbs so far so I am doing something right I guess. Thanks for all the great info you share.

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SDLEE514 7/24/2013 4:24PM

    I have to admit, after reading this and seeing your totals for fat and cholesterol, I was appalled! Only because, and I'm sure you get this a lot, it goes against everything I've been taught. I myself wrote a blog recently because I was told by my doctor that I had high cholesterol and that I needed to reduce my trans and saturated fats (which I barely eat anyway!!) it didn't make sense to me. I got it tested again (within weeks, no diet change) and it was lower, and my other doctor wasn't concerned. I'm beginning to think they don't know anything. I honestly didn't know eating cholesterol does not increase your cholesterol. I read up and found a good article by Mercola, I'm not sure where you got your info, but it's changing the way I think about my eating. I had others tell me on my blog it may be a sugar issue, which I confirmed in my reading. It still says trans fat is bad. It is all so complicated! But thank you so much for sharing!!!! Sorry for rambling!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 7/24/2013 12:36PM

    You're doing so well following Whole30! Being prepared and planning ahead for meals seems to make a huge difference. I am amazed that you can get your fat that high in a day. I still sometimes struggle to get mine up to 27! Anyways, thanks for sharing what you've been eating. I'll definitely take a few pointers from your blogs!

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RYDERB 7/23/2013 9:01PM

    Thanks for taking the time to share your day. Great job on your food today and on making yourself a priority even though you were short on time.

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