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Day 2 of the Whole 30

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

I'm not in Bangkok anymore, for the first time in 8 years I'm living back in the USA. Of course, now I'm gaining weight due to the difference in food and lifestyle. I need to nip it in the bud and lose the 20 pounds I've gained since September. So, as a complete diet revamp, I started the Whole 30.
Yesterday I ate fruits, nuts and some leftover meats during the day and had mustard chicken with onions for dinner. I also found myself opening a can of tuna at 4:00 in the afternoon and eating it plain like that because I was ravenous! I could have eaten everything in the kitchen, but I didn't. I showed good willpower, maybe because it was the first day? I decided (being proactive here) that I would cook something every night to eat the next day. I can't risk being ravenous like that and not having anything acceptable in the house. Part of the reason was that I just didn't eat enough, and not enough fats.
So, after dinner I went to the grocery store and bought the ingredients for the shepherd's pie in the book. I finished making it at 10:00 last night and ate it for breakfast today. It was good, but needed a lot of salt, which is strange for me because I almost never add salt to recipes. I brought some to work today for lunch along with a container of melon and strawberries, a bag of carrots and radishes, and a handful of almonds. It's a lot of food for me, but I don't want to get so hungry that I start to make bad choices.
I put some of the unused mashed sweet potato in my dehydrator this morning so hopefully I'll have potato flakes when I get home from work. My husband wanted to grill fish tonight, which is a recipe he normally uses bread crumbs for, but I'm hoping the potato flakes can substitute for bread crumbs.
It's an experiment, but if it doesn't work I still have leftover chicken and, so I should be fine either way. I bought some back-up food. Tonight I'll go buy more fats, like avocados and coconut and start incorporating them into my diet.
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    I'm cheering you on! The Whole 30 has worked for many of our fellow sparkies...keep on keepin' on my friend! emoticon
    1932 days ago
    Hi Sarah
    I'm really happy to hear from you and I wish you all the best with your eating plan.
    Your taste buds and your body have been through a fair bit of change what with going from Italy to the Far East and now to the States. It may take them, and you, a while to fully adjust.
    May you eat well and feel good today!

    1933 days ago
    I hope you enjoy the Whole 30 diet. It sounds like you are eating well so far.
    1934 days ago
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    It is good to hear from you again! I hope you are well despite the weight gain, and enjoying being in the USA again! All the best for the Whole 30 challenge!
    1934 days ago
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