Pieces of Me

Monday, February 20, 2012

Whole 30–Days 4-6

I am really amazed at how good I’m feeling.  I’ve got a bit more energy, although I am still really tired in the evenings.  And I seem to be able to make it a littler longer between meals.  I do have to eat 5 times a day in order to get my hunger until control.  And I feel like I’m eating so much “good fats” that it’s a bit insane.  But I’m also eating my veggies as well so I’m not too concerned. 

As for cravings and things, it has hit me.  I’d really like something sweet and creamy.  I want some ice cream.  I want some chocolate.  Heck, I’d take a spoonful of honey.  I’ve been able to curb some of this with fruit.  I’ve discovered dates which are crazy sweet and something that helps when I’m a bit desperate.  I also love coconut milk and oil.  I mean love it.  I will definitely continue to eat/use it when I’m done with this Whole 30. 

One thing I really miss is bread.  In fact, I really would like to whip up some with coconut flour, but every recipe I’ve found calls for some sort of sweetener, and I know that’s a no, no.  I’m going to keep looking though.  I know we aren’t supposed to paleo-fy anything so I’m really trying to stick to those terms. 

Things I have discovered are amazing: coconut milk and coffee (I can drink it with no sugar Smile ), coconut oil, Chipotle carnitas and guacamole, dates, sweet potatoes. 

Something I have learned: don’t eat garlic first thing in the morning.

I’m noticing that my palette really is changing.  I’m super excited about this.  Although I’m craving the sweetness, I’m okay with something a little more salty or flavorful. 

Menu:

Day 4 -

Breakfast:

  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup strawberries

Lunch:

  • 2 eggs and 1/2 cup onion in coconut oil
  • 1/2 avocado

Dinner:

Snacks:

  • Salad with spinach, cucumber, tomato, olives, and red bell pepper
  • Almond Butter and celery

Day 5 -

Breakfast:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 tbsp salsa

Lunch:

  • Chipotle Carnitas w/ Guacamole and Medium Salsa Bowl

Dinner:

  • Genghis Grill – shrimp, squash, spinach, mushrooms, egg

Snacks:

Day 5 -

Breakfast:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 tbsp salsa

Lunch:

  • Chipotle Carnitas w/ Guacamole and Medium Salsa Bowl

Dinner:

  • Genghis Grill – shrimp, squash, spinach, mushrooms, egg

Snacks:

Day 5 -

Breakfast:

  • 2 Fried Eggs and Pork Belly (my attempt at homemade bacon. . won’t happen again)

Lunch:

  • 2 apples and 2 tbs of Almond butter (wasn’t feeling really hungry today)

Dinner:

  • Sirloin Tip Steak sautted with onion and mushroom, homemade sweet potato fries, and steamed asparagus (looking forward to having that tomorrow for lunch Smile )

Snacks:

  • Date

Oh – an update – I am down a pants size.  I think I was on the brink of a size 12, but now I can officially wear my one pair of size 12 jeans all day without unbuttoning them.  Smile  They are snug in the waist, but actually lose in the butt and thighs.  Kinda really excited about this Smile

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