Day 7-14: So… what CAN I eat?

By on Sep 21, 2016 in Notes from the Doctor, Whole 30 | 1 comment

Day 7-14

It’s easy to focus on the NOs, but what CAN you eat?

I’ll let you in on my food journal for two days on Whole 30.

Day 7

Breakfast:

  • Eggs
    • (scrambled, cooked in coconut oil, salt and pepper)
  • Bacon
    • (no sugar added)
  • Coffee
    • (black, delicious, strong, light roasts are my favorite)

Mid morning snack:

  • Cashew Butter
  • Apple

Lunch:

  • Leftover Shepherd’s pie
  • Water, water, water, water

Dinner:

  • Hamburgers
    • (no bun, tomatoes, lettuce, homemade mayo)-hamburgers made with ground beef, onion, garlic, mushrooms, chili powder, and a dash of paprika.
  • Sweet Potatoes
    • (diced up, with avocado oil, salt and pepper)
  • Salad
    • (fresh local greens from the Farmer’s market including spinach, romaine, and arugula. Oil and vinegar from local shop.)
  • water, water, water

Before bed:

  • Tea
    • (herbal no caffeine)

 

Day 8

Breakfast:

  • Coffee (of course)
  • Eggs (made over easy)
  • Half Avocado
  • A slice of smoked salmon

Lunch

  • Tuna, lettuce wraps
    • Since we haven’t made mayo yet, I used avocados instead. Salt, pepper, celery, p280 in Whole 30 has “Mexican Tuna Boats” recipe
  • water, water, water

Dinner

  • Ribs
    • Dry Rubbed overnight, cooked low in the oven then grilled
    • There is a BBQ recipe in #whole30 book p322
  • Sweet Potatoes
    • diced, oil, salt pepper, garlic powder-grilled
  • Salad
    • not just lettuce, carrots, celery, walnuts, lightly steamed broccoli, tomatoes (I needed some extra crunch today)

 

Some people may look at those two days and think that’s all you eat?! and some might be thinking that is a lot to eat! The key is that you can eat as much as you want!  By this time of  the 30 Days you are probably getting sick of prepping or lost it all together. Day 10 an 11 are usually the hardest days, but on the other side of those days is all the benefits you have been working so hard to get! Keep going.

 

By this time in my journey, my “sugar dragon” came back, full force. I even woke up dreaming of warm, freshly baked donuts! I wanted those donuts!

So what did I do?

  • I ate more during my meal times
  • Increased the amount of good, healthy, fats
  • Increased my water
  • Got out of the house!-movement!

Towards the end of day 12 and day 13 I was already feeling better. No more crazy cravings and the delicious smell of baked donuts I get walking into my office waiver. It started to smell not as appealing.

 

Then something I look forward to every Whole 30, my energy started to increase. It usually does this around Day 18 for me, but this time it came early. An increase in energy for me usually shows up as I work a 12 hour day at the office, teach 3 hours of yoga, play with my son, make dinner, once he goes to bed, I clean&pick up the house and then contemplate scrubbing the bathroom floors!  It is the energy that I usually see in women about to give birth and are nesting! Whenever I am looking to clean the floors or wash the walls my husband knows I am getting to that point in the Whole 30!

 

ENGERY! -and that is honestly, why I continue to do these whole 30 challenges. When I completely cut sugar and those other “no” foods out of my diet I get crazy amounts of energy. I feel like that is the real benefit of doing the program.

 

    1 Comment

  1. I love it! When I get tired of salad with lettuce I make this:
    Cut up colored bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, red oinion, cilantro, and use fresh lemon as my base. Salt and pepper. It keeps nice in the fridge a few days and sometimes I add to my steak the night before to add flavor to the meat.

    Gina

    September 21, 2016

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