Hello Day 4 of The Whole30! Starting a diet on a Friday was the best & the worst! It was the worst b/c I spent the weekend out of town, ie. eating out, but it was the best b/c I didn't feel like I was starting my week out with a new thing. One less thing to add to the grossness of Monday is fine by me!
Friday aka DAY 1: I did pretty good Friday & with all the car drama I really didn't have an appetite. This was my dinner Friday night. Strawberries, Asparagus and "Egg Mcnuthin's." (As my dad has named them!) I will maybe do a blog post of the recipe and how to make them! They are delicious! So much so that I made more to have for breakfasts this week. That plus a piece of fruit in the mornings is the ultimate yummy, healthy grab-n-go!
Saturday- Day 2:
Breakfast: Banana & Boiled Egg
Lunch: Went out to eat to Ruby Tuesday had a 6oz sirloin, broccoli and spaghetti squash! It was healthy and delicious and I was STARVING! I ate every bite and by the time it came to the table I was about to devour it whole so I didn't snap a pic. I highly recommend the spaghetti squash!
Dinner: Again, we were out of town and out and about so I had a Zaxby's Grilled Club Zalad. It has a tiny bit of cheese on it as well as onion straws and the vinaigrette dressing which I'm sure contains sugar. Honestly though I didn't feel bad about making the choice to eat a little cheese and the onion straws. I realize it's not a part of Whole30 BUT it was maybe 2 tbsp. Life is to short!
Saturday was by far the hardest day so far, mainly because we were out and about and I was out of my routine. I also had a headache the majority of the afternoon. I know that was a symptom that the book said was going to happen, but I think part of it was a caffeine withdrawl headache because I didn't have coffee that morning, and obviously soft drinks are OUT!
Sunday- Day 3:
Breakfast: Ham, eggs, fruit and coffee. Fixed all this at my gmas house. Great way to start day 3.
Breakfast: "Egg Mc-Nuthin," Banana, & Unsweetened Tea! Y'all it really is good! Is it even possible to put the word y'all anywhere near the word "unsweetened tea?" I promise it won't hurt you and the actual taste of TEA is good! So good in fact I think I will make my own instead of going through the BoJangles drive threw. Biscuits look especially amazing when you can't have them!
Lunch: I went with my manager to Hu Hot Mongolian Grill to celebrate her birthday... instead of eating my soup. Womp Womp. BUT I had beef and veggies. I had broccoli, green beans, carrots, mushrooms, pineapple and mango. I went light on the sauce. Again, I understand that Whole30 wants you to eliminate all sugars, but sometimes it's just not possible. A little bit of teriyaki cooked with meat and veggies has to be permitted rather than a cup cake. I have not had ANY sweets since Thursday and I can already tell a difference in the way I feel. I woke up refreshed this morning and ready to go! It's the afternoon here and so far no slump! I am ready to go to the gym for a quick hour of cardio.
I knew going into this that I couldn't be completely strict with this diet, I can't always afford the organic/hormone free meats and veggies, or like this weekend it wasn't available to me. But I know I will feel better and probably lose weight cutting out any grains, white foods, sugar, beans, etc. In just 4 days it has made me really aware of what goes in. So far, so good. I look forward to experiencing all the stages that the Whole30 website says one will go through of this diet.
Dinner: Pretty much the same as last night, more chicken, another sweet potato and green beans!
A little more about the weekend: we went to visit my gmas and this beautiful tree was at one of their houses. How can you not love fall?? All that color against a crisp blue sky! God's handy work indeed! Stay lovely...