Whole 30 - Day 8

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Still going. Have been feeling a little run down the last few days, but I think as I am not drinking soda and am not a huge coffee drinker (at least not without sweetener, though I've been using almond milk), my caffeine level is down, and I've had far less sugar than usual. I've read that this is normal, but I'd really like to move on from this and have my usual energy. My digestive system, except for the first day when I started feeling blah, has been pretty good, however, so improvement there.

The guy, shocker of shocker, looked at my breakfast this morning and was like between that and dinner last night, that a lot of Whole 30 looked good. He's adding things in that he likes (like cookies and pasta instead of zoodles), but he is eating a lot of what I am. He admitted that people tend to focus on what you can't have and not what you can, so I decided to show, more or less, what I have eaten today.

Breakfast was Whole 30 compliant, but more fruit heavy than what is recommended. My chia seed pudding didn't set all the way (user error - fixed and ready for tomorrow), so I improvised with a banana, raspberries, almond butter and some unsweetened coconut:

Lunch was scrambled eggs with a few sun dried tomatoes, leftover avocado and a cucumber and tomato salad with homemade vinaigrette (evoo, cider vinegar, spices and a little lemon juice):

Snacks. I packed a couple of things with me when I went to wander about the mall today. I had the cashews, but not the apricots. Also brought a bottle of water with me so that I wouldn't be tempted by anything else:

Dinner. I forgot to take a picture, but I had this sauce - 365 Organic Mild Italian Pork Sausage, with tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, herbs, garlic, etc - over zucchini noodles that I microwaved and squeezed some of the moisture out of with a paper towel. I also had some watermelon.

I'm still kind of getting my feel for things - getting enough protein, making sure that I get in lots of veggies, etc. I relied heavily on eggs and avocado last week, but I'm trying to branch out.

With some thought, the food is good. Today, I threw in round steak, some teriyaki coconut aminos, onion, bell pepper and garlic in the slow cooker, and then added in broccoli towards the end for a beef and broccoli that I will have over cauliflower rice. I have some compliant chicken sausages from Trader Joe's to grill, and am modifying an arugula pesto and chicken recipe that I found in my most recent Taste of Home - going to grill chicken breasts instead of using a rotisserie chicken. These things will make the base of my meals this coming week, assuming that they turn out well (the beef and broccoli was sampled by the guy and got his approval).

8 days down, 22+ to go (still not sure how I will reintroduce foods).
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    I just realized my subscriptions to my spark friends blogs were lost with the new format. It was interesting reading about your whole 30 day program and was curious how you finished? A lot of good things about the whole 30 day program. With my clean eating, no artificial sweeteners and added sugar I definitely notice much better gut health rarely if ever dealing with upset stomach.

    Hope your doing well and good luck to finding an eating pattern that works consistently for you! emoticon emoticon
    1841 days ago
    Your food looks good - I hope you can get your protein in, and will feel more energetic after a few more days!
    1893 days ago
  • DALID414
    Everything (except the coconut stuff) sounds (and looks) good.
    I guess focusing on what you CAN have would make things a bit more positive.
    I'm trying to fool my brain a bit by telling myself I'm allergic to sugar when those cravings hit, so far it's been working. I drove past my favorite bakery, HUGE win!
    1893 days ago
    Nice snaps. Food looks appetizing, and good for you for packing your snacks for the Mall.
    1893 days ago
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