Wow… I didn’t make it long on that last whole 30 did I?? Well I am back and I am determined. I am on day 6 right now and trying as hard as I can to follow the Whole30 diet by the book. (Which is a great book. It Starts With Food… Seriously, read it!)
What is different with this Whole30 compared to others… I am trying to cut out snacks and desserts, not “paleofy” anything, and most importantly EAT MORE. Eat more fat and protein. I was tracking my food up until day 5 and it was making me crazy obsessing over the macros so I stopped like the plan says. I am still having a post workout snack. So I am having 4 meals a day. I always eat dessert. It’s such a ritual of mine.. put the kids to bed, get dessert, and sit on the couch and eat it. I don’t even watch TV anymore but I had to sit on the couch with it and eat it. I want to get to a place where I am not always worried about where my next snack will come from. I made it 5 hours between meals yesterday. That is unheard of for me!
No day 1 – But I did pretty good! I was coming of the worse binge eating weekend ever and said “THAT IS IT! Whole30 starts TOMORROW!”
Day 2 – This was before I realized I wasn’t eating enough and I was tracking trying to stay at 1200 calories. I also cooked my first steak ever and I think it came out pretty freaking amazing!
Still not eating a ton of calories on Day 3. Everyone on my message boards said my meals were like light snacks for them calorie wise so I decided to pull out the meal planning template start following that!
Day 4 – Attempted to have bigger meals, but was still tracking everything I ate and obsessing, weighing and measuring everything.
Day 5 – No more tracking! We went to Chipotle for dinner and I ordered double carnitas! Kept me sated all night long! I sat on the couch when the kids went to bed and was reading a bit and had no urge to have food to munch on! I fact… I haven’t really been craving anything.
And today! Day 6- Let me tell you how tasty my sweet potato hash is! I had frozen turkey sausage I made from my last attempt at whole30 in the freezer. I have been cooking up sweet potato in coconut oil, throwing in some of the ground turkey sausage, chopped spinach, peppers and onion and topping with 2 fried eggs. So good! I think it would hold me over till lunch, but I have been having a post workout snack in-between breakfast and lunch. My lunch today was SO gross. I attempted a tuna patty. Blech blech blech. Never again! Dinner was great though! It’s my Paleo Crock Pot Beef & Broccoli. I throw in 1lb chuck beef, 1.5 cups beef broth, 1/4 cup coconut aminos and some crushed garlic in the crockpot. About an hour before it’s done I add in some arrowroot powder to thicken it and some frozen broccoli. Once it is ready top with sesame oil and sesame seeds. So good. I had an apple right after dinner so it would be a part of meal 4, but I probably could have skipped it.
So.. This is it. This is going to be the time I FINISH a Whole30. (I hope! haha) I feel like I am already doing so much better than my previous times and am ready to really change my relationship with food for the long term. I have committed myself to working out as well and it’s been almost 10 weeks of working out at least 6 times a day. I am at my healthiest weight ever and am finally starting to feel better about myself.