Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Whole 30 Days 16-23

I am definitely on the home stretch now! In some ways I'm totally settled in to eating this way and in some ways I am totally over it. I think I am mostly over talking to people about it. This honestly doesn't feel like a drastic lifestyle or way of eating but it's nearly impossible to maintain it without some level of inconvenience. I don't mind doing a lot of cooking but I hate feeling like I inconvenience people. Sometimes I just want to yell, "None of these things need sugar in them, so WHY do they all have them?!"

Anyway, I am also a little nervous about Whole 30 ending. I feel like when I have a program to follow, I can maintain discipline. But if I have no rules, it's a free-for-all. I've been looking into leading a more "Paleo" lifestyle but still need to read up on the specifics. I'm also interested in trying to keep dairy and gluten out of my diet while worrying less about the specifics commanded by Whole 30. We'll see what works for me.

Next weekend on Days 27-29 of my Whole 30, we are going to a cabin with a big group of friends. For us this would usually entail eating a bunch of crap and drinking even more of it. It's going to be a test of my will power to make it all the way to the end.

Also, I'm already planning out the wine I'm going to have as the first non-Whole 30 item I reintroduce into my diet.

Here are some things I made in the last eight days. All of them were from the Whole 30 book.

Melissa's Chicken Hash

This was delicious! There is shredded chicken, apple, sweet potato, and spinach in this. It is sweet and spicy at the same time.

Stuffed Peppers

I can't remember what exactly the recipe called for but I had ground pork so that's what I used. It also has butternut squash and some other stuff. I was also really surprised how well these re-heated for lunches.

Walnut Crusted Pork Tenderloin

This recipe called for 1lb of pork and I bought 2lbs so we're still eating this.

1 comment:

  1. It's been fun following your Whole30 journey! I'm thinking of doing something similar in August when all our special events and traveling calms down. Just as a challenge and to get myself out of a rut. I definitely want to cut out dairy and most grains/corn and possibly sugar. I know what you mean about being tired of it being an inconvenience and also having to talk about it all the time to people - I have food sensitivities to deal with and have to avoid things that people think are so odd (lemon, spinach, lecithin - which is in everything). It's tough when eating out or eating at a friends house or when people don't understand that you can't try the treats they brought into work or why you can't drink wine (I have a sulfate/sulfite sensitivity). But hang in there! :) Eventually you'll settle into a lifestyle you can maintain!