I’m sure you’re all dying to know if I’ve fallen off of the Whole 30 wagon by now. I’m proud to say that today is Day 5 and we are still going strong up in here. I have to say, its going pretty well! Here’s a quick recap on the last few days.
Day 1: I was super pumped, meal-prepped, and raring to go. I was ready for a change in my health, body, and overall nutrition so I didn’t find Day 1 too difficult.
Day 2: This day was hard. You see, we were rushed in the morning because Owen has baby swimming lessons on Saturday mornings and we did eat a healthy breakfast but we ran errands afterwards and should have packed snacks but didn’t and we both got hangry and had to stop at the grocery store and we were both overwhelmed with everything that we couldn’t eat. The realization hit that our habits were seriously changing as our hunger set in and we became snappy with each other. We’re fine, its fine… it was the hunger talking.
Day 3: We had my aunt, uncle, and cousin over for lunch on Sunday and I was a little worried about what to serve them that would taste good to guests but was compliant. I ended up making two frittatas, one was with roasted potato, thyme, sausage, spring onions, and caramelized onions, the other one was bacon, kale, and mushrooms. I also made a salad and bought a loaf of fresh bread at our local grocery store for them to eat, and then I sent the bread home with them. If it were in our house it would be too tempting to us.
Note: I had a vivid…inappropriate dream about a cheeseburger on the night of Day 3. I had a sex dream about a cheeseburger. I’m not lying but I wish I was. That’s how you know that your body is dependent on bad foods, when you’re having lustful dreams about them.
Day 4: I noticed that I was settling into my new routine on Day 4. I found it easier to make Whole 30 compliant meals without feeling like I was missing out on non-compliant ingredients like cheese, etc. We were invited to a family dinner on the night of Day 4 so I made a meal for James and I and brought it in tupperware so we just ate our meal while my family ate theirs. I will admit, I was staring longingly at the food that my Grandma made but my meal of roasted sweet potato, regular potato, eggplant, mushrooms, and turkey sausage was satisfying on its own and I didn’t crack.
I won’t bore you with all of the things we’ve been eating for each meal everyday but some of the meals that we’ve been eating are:
Roasted carrots, eggplant, sweet potato, regular potato (leftovers from Day 4 dinner) for breakfast on Day 5 with half an avocado and an egg on top
Leftover sausage & scrambled eggs with black tea for breakfast on Day 2, with Franks Red Hot on the side. Everyday I am grateful that Franks is Whole30 compliant.
Chicken, onions, and roasted sweet potato cooked in Whole30 compliant butter chicken sauce that we had in our pantry.
Steak fajita salad with homemade fajita seasoning, red, yellow, and orange peppers, onions on top of spring mix salad and Whole30 compliant guacamole on top
Spring mix salad with half an avocado, red onion, cucumber, and two chopped hardboiled eggs for lunch today on Day 5. I’m really into drizzling olive oil and some salt on salads as dressing these days.
You might be wondering how I’m feeling these days with all of this clean eating under my belt. Honestly, I’m feeling pretty good. I feel like my body is responding well to the change and although I think about non-compliant foods a lot, I don’t have intense cravings for them. Drinking my tea without milk and sugar has taken a little bit of getting used to but I don’t hate it. James is getting sick of sweet potatoes so I’m going to give him a little break from those for a couple days, there are plenty of other options I just like sweet potatoes and I’m the one who cooks the majority of our meals but I’ll switch it up.
I feel like I’m losing some major belly bloat already too. You’re not supposed to weigh yourself on Whole30 but I am because I find it motivating to see the scale move down to show that my good decisions are paying off. My starting weight was taken after my birthday dinner out last Monday night so I was full of food and wine at the time so I realize the weight that the scale read was a little inflated because I was full. I weighed myself this morning and I’m down 7.5 lbs from my starting weight. This seems a little extreme but I think that most of that is water weight and keep in mind I’m also breastfeeding. Speaking of breastfeeding, I was a little concerned that I may have been cutting too much fat in my diet lately and it could be affecting my milk so I’m making a conscious effort to eat more avocado and coconut milk into my diet to add healthy fats into my diet.
So, yeah.. that’s where I’m at on Day 5. I still have 25 more to go, so please send positive vibes because the world is full of temptations and I need all the help I can get.