Sunday, October 16, 2016

Another Whole30

I have had a huge relapse in my eating...been gorging on maple syrup in my yogurt and eating Dairy Queen blizzards. The result is a gain of five pounds.

Worse than that, my body has suffered. My gums and teeth are so sore, much like the tingle after a dental teeth clean, except it has lasted 24 hours a day for the last two weeks. My teeth throb when I drink water. And my joints are very sore. Each morning two fingers lock when bent, and it takes a few hours of moving to get them to move smoothly. My digestive tract is really messed up.

It is time to do another whole 30. Today is day 1. So far, so good. I deliberated the ingestion of dairy, as I love half and half in my coffee. From a psychological standpoint, I would feel I am not really doing a whole30 and would inevitably not stick to the strict eating plan. So I am foregoing the dairy, and I will drink my coffee black. (I might look for a different nut based creamer, but not nutpods!)

Breakfast: 2 eggs, orange juice, coffee
Lunch: Chicken soup with avocado
Snacks: carrot sticks, satsuma, sunflower seeds
Supper: Pork Chop, baked sweet potato fries, steamed broccoli, unsweetened applesauce

Friday, January 22, 2016

Day 6, 2016

Aha! I was reading posts from 2015 and realized that I am not truly Whole30 compliant. I have a very dry mouth, so I chew sugar free gum when necessary. That means I am ingesting an artificial sweetener. I have decided that for me, I will continue to chew the gum. There really is no other option for my dry mouth problem and I am ok with this.

Two Bacon, Two Fried Eggs, OJ
Coffee with Nutpods cream

Banana, Cashew Butter
Once Again I grabbed my old standby for lunch when away from home. Also ate a satsuma and enjoyed another cup of coffee with Nutpods.


Leftover Steak, Baked Sweet Potato, Cooked Carrots
I sure missed the applesauce tonite!

Warm Apple Cider

Day 5, 2016

Still not much of an appetite. And still tired. All part of the adjustment to eating only Whole 30.

Fried Eggs, Bacon, OJ
Leftovers! Steak and Cabbage and more OJ
I also added a banana for filling the stomach.

Asian Chicken Legs, Stir Fry Veggies

 Recipe for the Chicken is found here
I did make it Whole30 friendly by using coconut aminos and by skipping the honey. Instead of rice vinegar I added about 2 tblsp of white vinegar to give the sauce its edge. I cooked the chicken on the stove top, adding some chicken broth for simmering purposes. 
It was good, but it missed the balance that honey adds to the dish. I would use chicken breast next time. There was way too much sauce; I would make only half a recipe.

For the veggies, I heated coconut oil on med hi, added cauliflower and cooked 4 minutes. Then added shredded cabbage, cooked another 3 minutes. Then threw in a bag of broccoli slaw and chopped garlic. (I had to add more coconut oil as the skillet was rather dry). At the end I added 2 tblsp of coconut aminos. 
My family and I really liked the addition of the broccoli slaw to a stir fry!

Half Apple
Mixed Nuts

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Day 4, 2016

A much better day. All systems are functioning within established parameters. Not much of an appetite, so not a whole lot of food intake today.

Two Fried Eggs
Two Strips Bacon
Orange Juice
Coffee with Nutpod

Coffee with Nutpod

Strip Steak
Roasted Sweet Potato
Steamed Cauliflower

Satsuma number 2
One-half an Apple

Exercise: Nope

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Day 3, 2016

No photos today. Whatever was bothering me last night carried through to today. I had a bad headache upon rising this morning, as well as a sore throat. My digestive system was challenged. So I spent the day on the sofa, eating little and trying to stay hydrated and rested. 

Here is what I grazed on today:
Orange Juice
Two Satsumas
A Banana
Two cups of tea
Chicken Soup
Two pieces of bacon

I am happy to have stayed on the Whole30 even though I did not feel well.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Day 2, 2016

I was rather tired today. I've read that when the body is used to burning sugar for energy, it takes a while for it to switch when sugar is no longer ingested. I remember this from last year; this is not surprising or new. I am also experiencing a lot of bloating and flatulence. I'm not sure what is causing it, and I hope it goes away soon!

Two fried eggs and bacon
 I cooked the bacon first, then fried the eggs in some of the bacon fat. I am not afraid of eating the fat. I have learned that the healthy fats are necessary for the body to function properly. 

I also had coffee with the Nutpod cream. Maybe that is causing the intestinal discomfort. Hmmm...

Banana and Cashew Butter!
 I was gone over the lunch hour, so I grabbed one of my favorite combos! It is great because the nut butter protein keeps me going while the banana fills me up!

Leftover Pork Roast, steamed broccoli, baked sweet potato with coconut oil, unsweetened applesauce

Another favorite food of mine is the baked sweet potato with coconut oil. I use the organic coconut oil from Trader Joe's. 

Two Satsumas
Dried Bing Cherries
Cup of warm Apple Cider

Day 1, 2016

It was a busy day, and I was successful in eating Whole30! I really wanted something sweet after supper....same old story as last year, huh!

Two eggs, fried with bacon.
Orange Juice
Coffee with Nutpod French Vanilla 'Cream'

Leftover homemade hamburger soup


Garlicky Chicken Over Spaghetti Squash
I tweaked the recipe just a bit....microwaved the squash, used 2 cans tomatoes instead of fresh, and did not add the butter at the end. Delicious!!!
Green Beans
Fresh applesauce

Carrot Sticks
Cup of warm Organic Apple Cider 

Exercise?  None