Hmmm… It’s still not really going as we’d hoped. Booo 😦 The last time we did this we both reported feeling much more energetic, definitely slimmer and generally just a bit sharper and brighter. Although we’re feeling some benefit it hasn’t reached the heights of the last Whole 30 we did. Maybe that means we’re doing it differently or maybe it means we should be keeping going until we do feel great, which is what it’s advised to do. For us, that won’t work this time (last time we went to 34 days). We have a week’s window for re-introduction, which is the biggest reason why I wanted to do this one, to monitor which foods have a negative effect. Following that we’re on holiday for week, and I know I won’t be able to be fully paleo compliant.
I’m certainly getting out of bed easier in the morning, which is a relief – I’ve never been a morning person! I still feel myself getting that post-lunch tiredness though at work sometimes, which I’d like to get rid of. What else is good is that I can go a lot longer without eating and not feeling hungry. I feel like I know my appetite and portion sizes quite well and can judge how much I need to keep going for a certain number of hours
So it’s not all been in vain. I’ve tried out and loved lots of new recipes, so extended my repertoire! One creation was particularly tasty and used vegetables we haven’t tried before so it was really satisfying that it went well. It was also my first time using buffalo steak – tasty meat! (See day 20). And we have re-introduction to come yet, which is what I’m waiting for…
Here’s what we’ve been chomping down on:
Breakfast – Spinach, mushroom and spring onion omelette (made by the fella), avocado, grapes
Lunch – Tuna mayonnaise, salad, avocado, nectarine
Dinner – Chilli (made by the fella to come home to!) with broccoli, carrots and avocado
Lunch – Grilled salmon fillet with salad, avocado, home made mayo, nectarine, brazil nuts
Breakfast – Boiled egg, baked gammon, avocado, tomato, mayonnaise, apple
Lunch – Griddled mini chicken fillets (I didn’t eat these all at once :)) with salad, avocado, macademias
Breakfast – Mushroom and spinach omelette, avocado, strawberries and nectarine
Lunch – Pot luck lunch at work! Nightmare!! I took sweet potato salad, and a couple of pieces of chicken for myself
Breakfast – 3 egg omelette with spring onion, mushrooms and red peppers, avocado, nectarine
Lunch – BBQ burger, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, creamy avocado dressing (from Whole 30 – It Starts with Food)
Dinner – BBQ buffalo steaks with portobello mushrooms, curly kale and samphire, purple sprouting broccoli with creamy avocado dressing
Have got more experimental things in mind for this week, so watch this space!