P.S. About That Smoothie~~

So I’ve now read that it’s frowned upon to utilize smoothies during the Whole30, and the reasons listed make a TON of sense.  That said, mine does not contain a lot of fruit and is my vehicle for my Spirulina and Gelatin.  I may at some point look for other ways to get those things down but for now I am leaving them.  I also do not use mine as a meal, I drink it with breakfast as a beverage, see photo under Day 1 post.

  •  Kale Smoothie (1 cup tap water, 1/4 avocado, 2 cups kale, 1 cup pineapple, juice of half a lime, 1/2 teaspoon spirulina, 1 tablespoon gelatin)
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Day 1 of Whole30~~Success, Headache, and Three Eggs!

Shew.  It’s been a good Day 1.  I held tight to the rules; I made good choices.

Notes:

As prep, I did a Day Zero yesterday to get ready and noticed that the exact same breakfast as today but with one less egg (2 instead of today’s 3) left me feeling very hungry.  So today I added a third egg.  Which would make me gasp in horror as a sign of portions waaaaaay out of control except for I obsessively read the forum at Whole30 yesterday and saw mentioned several times that you should eat as many eggs as you can hold in one hand.  So there.  Which reminds me I need to go search WHY that is, but in any case, the additional egg kept me full and my mind off of food completely until about six hours later for lunch.  I felt very “even” as in not draggy or yawning.

Also on the subject of portions, I decided after the three egg meal went so well that while I know portion control may be in the next Whole30, in this one I am going to refrain from thinking that way just like we are supposed to refrain from using the scale.

Headache for most of the day so after lunch I took Advil to send it packing.

It’s part of my first Whole 30 goals to not eat while reading/working as in at desk or watching T.V.  at all.  I feel like those habits are part of the emotional or mindless eating that so easily happens.  Today I did achieve that (woot!), my eating was done at the table and I didn’t watch T.V. with or without food.

Lessons learned today:  Gotta prepare more, even a few days at a time is fine.  Already nervous about tomorrow because I did not replenish my supply of baked sweet potatoes.  Also need to get more water down.

Breakfast:

  • Kale Smoothie (1 cup coconut water, 1/4 avocado, 2 cups kale, 1 cup pineapple, juice of half a lime, 1/2 teaspoon spirulina, 1 tablespoon gelatin)
  • 3 eggs cooked in coconut oil
  • raw (and local!) sauerkraut
  • 1 sweet potato with organic ceylon cinnamon sprinkled on it
  • 1 clove of garlic (cut up and swallowed with water as supplement)
  • 1 probiotic pill
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Lunch: 

  • grass fed beef hamburger (one and a half patties)
  • bunch of cucumbers
  • sweet potatoe w/coconut oil and cinnamon
  • drank glass of water with 3 teaspoons Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar in it while lunch was cooking

Cup of Black Coffee After Lunch

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Dinner:

  • grass fed beef hamburger (one and a half patties)
  • bunch of cucumbers

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