Whole 30 days 11-15 with meal plan

How can it be the next stage already?? I’m sure I just published the last one! ūüôā

Days 11-15 have been a bit disappointing. I was hoping to get that upturn in energy a bit more and it hasn’t really happened. The fella and I are still pretty much as normal. Not quite springing out of bed yet, but the headaches are gone. And I’m burping less (!!). Can definitely feel an improvement in my silent reflux – no hoarseness, less feeling like something is stuck in my throat and no burning.

I don’t think I’ve lost any weight yet, which is a little disheartening. It’s not the only reason why I’m doing it, but it’s a nice bi-product!

I think a couple of weeks in is when I really start to miss things, I sort of notice that they’re not part of my diet more. It seems a couple of weeks is fairly easy for me but after that it gets harder. It’s a good thing it’s summer as I’ve had salad every day for 2 weeks. I don’t mind it just now but I know if it was winter I’d be looking for a winter warmer.

Had my first craving for a hot milky drink today (cappuccino this time), which was my biggest craving last time. I think it may have been because it was raining and I associate them with comfort on a miserable day. Still having wine cravings! It’s just one of my favourite things! And anyone who tells you that a glass of sparkling water in a wine glass with a slice of lemon is a replacement for a glass of wine is a LIAR! Fact.

One of the things that’s occurred to me is that I may be breaking the Whole 30 rules by tasting my cooking. I think it’s essential with most dishes, and as I tend to do a bit of a cook-up, I can be tasting 3 or 4 dishes in a night – a few times until I get it right. The Whole 30 ethos explains that we should be eating enough to take us all the way to our next meal and not snacking in between unless absolutely necessary.

Where does tasting your cooking come in to that? Not sure…

Here’s what we ate days 11-15 (BTW I forgot to take photos a LOT the last 5 days. I was busy :)):

Day 11

Breakfast – 2 egg scramble with spring onion and mushrooms, avocado, tomato, grapes

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Lunch – Baked gammon salad, avocado, home made mayonnaise, peach

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Dinner – Tomato and chilli chicken, sweet potato wedges

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Day 12

Breakfast – 2 boiled eggs, leftover chicken, avocado, tomato, home made mayonnaise

Lunch – Leftover tomato and chilli chicken with spinach and avocado

Dinner – BBQ ribeye steak, asparagus, roasted tomatoes, sweet potato salad, minted ginger lemonade

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Day 13

Breakfast – 2 boiled eggs, avocado, tomato, grapes

Lunch – Roast chicken thighs, salad, avocado, strawberries

Dinner – Tuna steak, asparagus, sweet potato salad

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Day 14

Breakfast – 3 egg omelette with spring onion, mushrooms and baked gammon, strawberries and blackberries

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Lunch – Venison burger – these were awful, an experiment where I learnt that venison shouldn’t be in a burger, it’s a long, slow-cook meat! Glad we had leftover sweet potato salad

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Dinner – Roast chicken dinner (At mum’s and totally compliant! Except perhaps for the quality of the chicken, but hey she was otherwise very accommodating)

Day 15 (this was a really lazy day)

Breakfast – 2 boiled eggs, avocado, tomato, spinach, home made mayonnaise, strawberries and raspberries

Lunch – Tuna mayonnaise, salad, avocado, grapes

Dinner – Spring onion and baked gammon omelette, avocado, apple

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This 5 days worth of food wasn’t been overly imaginative, but sometimes you just want an easy life and I haven’t had the energy for it.

I’m hoping the next 5 days start to feel different. I won’t give up before the end! But hoping I don’t end up disappointed. We shall see…

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