Whole30: Round two!

After months and months of putting off doing another Whole30, I’m finally on the bandwagon again, bouncing along in a giddy daze. I’m ready to have my body feel amazing again! Bring it on!

So I guess this is part-journal-part-observations-part-everything-whole30. Kind of like last time.

Unlike last time, however, my diet wasn’t as bad as it was before starting. Thanks to the first Whole30, I found a few different sensitivities I had and limited them wherever I could. So I’m not coming in completely cold turkey… but since I hate wasting food, I have unopened quinoa and a small tub of oats on my counter that I won’t be eating. Anyone want them?

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Day 1 Food

Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with EVOO, baby roma tomatoes and butternut squash.
Lunch: 2 uncured-all-beef hot dogs, organic ketchup, blueberries and cashews
Dinner: stir-fry with ground turkey, onions, red peppers, mushrooms, coconut oil and spices (paprika, garlic powder, S&P, dash of red chili powder). Coconut milk to help fight migraine.

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Observations:

EVOO is furthermore evicted from my eggs. That was a major fail for breakfast. As was uncooked butternut squash. And the tomatoes taste nasty alone. Not the best way to start the Whole30, but at least I learned things that won’t work. Bonus: I didn’t get hungry until after noon.

I’m not sure I have a healthy reaction to blueberries… they are so good that I feel like they are an explosion of berry goodness in my mouth (twss?).

Sitting and eating distraction free really does free up your mind and mouth to focus on flavors, on really enjoying your meal. Win.

And I don’t think I will ever get sick of my stir-fry that I made up during my last Whole30. Easy to mix things up with it. It can be sweet or savory or spicy. I’ll share my favorite combo when I end up making it.

Timeline
Day 1: So what’s the big deal?
Breakfast nearly threw me off for the day, but I persevered. Some residual soreness from some activity I did over the past couple of days, but feeling okay other than the migraine that sprung up after work and ailed me through the evening.

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To be honest, I’m aiming to have it go far beyond a Whole30–perhaps even a Whole60 or Whole90. That will be something I will have to decide and feel out as I go through this whole process of eating all the veggies, fruits, meats and healthy fats.

Here’s onto better things and day 2!