I’m still here, right? I survived one day of no dairy, no sugar, no legumes, no grains, no alcohol…and I’m still here LOL! I don’t know if I can remember a time that ANY meal of mine met all of those criteria…let alone all my meals. There have been times in the past when I would consider quitting sugar, or cutting back on grains…but it really didn’t seem worth the effort to me, unless I was REALLY going to go for it…and that’s what Whole30 is doing for me right now. With so many restrictions, I’m finding it easier to keep away from any singular one…then again though, I’m only on day 2. But it’s a start – better than where I was a few days ago. 🙂
I woke a bit groggy on Day 2 – I think a bit of caffeine and food helped me through that early rut…. Breakfast looked pretty similar to day 1 since there are plenty of leftovers in the fridge. Sure Whole30 requires a lot of cooking, but you can also get to the point where you have leftovers that will last many meals…as long as you don’t mind eating some of the same things over the course of a few meals/days, then there can certainly be lulls to cooking/prepping.
Breakfast: steamed broccoli, roasted peppers, onions, zucchini, sweet potatoes, Red Hot hot sauce, 2 eggs fried in coconut oil, chicken and apple sausages (about 1/3 of a link), some raspberries (my daughter stole most of them from my plate), and coffee whipped up with coconut oil and coconut milk. I’m already learning that I prefer my coffee with just coconut oil – but I had leftover coconut milk from making dump ranch earlier this week.
I was ready for lunch again around 11:30 – but held off closer to noon, knowing the afternoon would be a long one… When I roasted the butternut squash on R1D1, I completely overcooked it – I can’t forget that they don’t take as long as potatoes! So not wanting to toss them, I sauteed some red onion, and whipped it all up with some coconut milk using my immersion blender – the result was delicious!
Lunch round-up: leftover walnut crusted pork tenderloin, steamed broccoli, sweet potatoes (because yum), butternut squash, and half an apple with almond butter.
I’ve been warned about including fruits and their potential for spiking the sugar craving…so my first test is underway!
PS, I did not use a filter on this lunch photo and the colors look amazing – eating your colors is VERY important!
Unlike D1, I didn’t need a snack between lunch and dinner…awesome! I’m working though leftovers, so I made romaine boats with my chicken salad from lunch yesterday, sauteed some zucchini noodles and made some baked fries with dump ranch – delicious dinner!! The Paderno Tri-Blad Spiral Vegetable Slicer creates noodles soooo easily and for less than $30 on Amazon, completely worth it.
Somehow I’m done with day 2 and so far, it’s feeling pretty normal. The weekend is coming soon though and hoping I can keep the momentum up!