Half way through the program and I have had quite the last 2 days #notgood but before I get into that, I wanted to share Days 8-12 🙂
My skin for sure has been glowing.
My workouts kick butt – waking up to do an at home barre workout then hitting the gym (after dropping Freddy off at day-care) for some weight training.
I am getting better at meal prepping — I had an entire day of NO cooking because everything was prepped the day before #goals.
My sister and her boyfriend came over for dinner and I was able to serve a Whole30 meal that everyone loved, without even knowing it was Whole30 restricted. I made the taco salad again and my sister made some vegan queso dip (Whole30 approved) and some fresh salsa and guac! We like themes 😉
—– Before I tell you about my last few days , I want to give you a breakdown of some of the yummy meals I made this week that I recommend:
This chicken salad I prepped a day ahead so we could have it for lunch the next day. I made this mayo for it and it’s honestly so good, I have some left over that I will use for an egg salad this week.
I made this spaghetti squash with sauce but left the meat out and paired it with a combo of this and this recipe for eggplant parm. Really good:
I made this cauliflower rice with some white baked cod.
I baked a whole chicken during the snow storm we just had in Boston (it’s the last one this season, I hope!) with a side of roasted veggies.
I made a yummy breakfast (pictured below) because I was totally craving pancakes Sunday Morning, so I looked to Insta for some Whole30 inspiration. I made the turmeric latte I posted about last week. I updated the recipe to add some nut butter and it made it taste even better – I also used fresh turmeric instead of the spice and I liked the taste better. I bet this powder would be great too!
I am still going to the grocery store almost every day. I mean, I keep needing another ingredient like arrowroot starch? I hope I use that again or coconut aminos….
I couldn’t get through my workouts, I just felt so sluggish
It started with burping and then I woke up at 2AM and spent the night in the bathroom — the next day and night were no different. My stomach was not agreeing with me at all. I started looking into Nightshades and FODMAPS like the Whole30 book suggests or it could be from eating too many foods with sulfur in them like Red meat, Poultry, Dried fruits, Eggs, Fruits (bananas, watermelon, avocado), Vegetables (Swiss chard, yams, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, onions), Tea and coffee, Grains (sesame seeds, coconut, sunflower seeds, almonds, and walnuts) —- all of which I have been eating… Apparently, it is a common symptom experienced on Whole30 according to this article.
I still crave desserts, like my almost every night melted chocolate over ice-cream treat. N had some the other night to tease me, I think. So rude!
I am getting sick of nut-butters, I think I have been overdoing it with almond butter and sunflower butter.
Has anyone ever experienced this type of extra gas from being on Whole30? or know anything about sulfur burps? I am going to TRY very hard to stay on track with this program. I may have to cut out some of those high sulfur foods, but that is really limiting me — and I don’t know whether to take this as a good thing b/c I AMMMM learning more about foods that may cause a reaction in me OR if I am just making myself feel worse.
Today, I feel great, but I do hope to get to this Tiger Blood phase of the program and make this worth my while.