Are you surprised to hear from me? It’s ok if you are; I’m a little surprised to hear from myself. I’m not a meal planner and on the Whole30 you REALLY NEED to be a meal planner…hence why I didn’t think I would make it very far.
Today I feel decent. No headache or any tummy issues- which is actually a nice break from the norm (hmm…maybe this works?). I see all these meme’s though about days 2-3 being the worst for being lethargic, but so far so good. That could just mean tomorrow will be a double dose. 🙂
The remainder of Day 1 was fairly smooth. I had lovely Monkey Salad for lunch. I can see I should not be dependent on this meal. While it is yummy, and satisfying, it could be my Achilles heel. Didn’t really figure that out until I had it for breakfast today too.
I made some cauliflower rice for dinner, in a little recipe I like to call “C4“. C4 is Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice tossed with Coconut Oil and Cashews, and topped with avocado. For those that may not have read this about me in another post, I am mostly vegetarian. Well I even refer to myself as a “carbivore” because carbs are my all time favorite food group! Not something to really tout, I get it.
Anyway, C4 was pretty darn good and might I say filling. I made myself leave some leftovers for today, which I was glad I had. I think my biggest obstacle on the Whole30 will be not over eating; giving my body a chance to recognize it’s full. I had that same issue at dinner tonight. I made potatoes sautéed in ghee, Whole30 approved bacon, and cage free eggs. WOW was it yummy! I just wanted to eat it ALL! Last night I fixed that issue by having some tea and tonight I ate a couple of grapes. Hoping I’ve found a solution.
To back up, the rest of today was good too. As I mentioned I had the salad that shall not be named for breakfast…and yes fine…I had it later too. This is a problem. Anyway, then I had leftover C4, a handful of almonds, a Rx Bar before the gym, and then breakfast for dinner.
Today was leg day so the almonds and Rx bar were a definite need, even though it could be considered snacking. Truly though I am not eating unless I am actually hungry. I remember one of the tips from the book (It Starts with Food) was that if you are eating more than 3 meals a day (minus the gym situation) then you are not eating enough at each meal. It’s a learning curve, but I think I’m making progress.
All in all, a good day in my book. AND I was even hit on today and told I “looked amazing!”. Not sure I can credit the Whole30 for that just yet, but that complement wasn’t paid to me before two days ago. 🙂
I am also noticing being tired at bedtime is happening. I am not a good sleeper, so this is a treat. Yet, I am on HERE telling you instead of doing it. So- On to Day 3! Hopefully I will have enough energy to tell you about it.
You can…if you want to.