Good Morning! As I was making myself dinner last night, I realized that since starting the Whole30 certain things have noticeably changed.
1. The amount of dishes I do. This is a no brainer. I am spending a ton more time in the kitchen either food prepping or making myself a meal.
2. My fridge is PACKED. Another no brainer. I would often have a turkey sandwich during the week on the nights that Chris works. Turkey sandwiches are easy- bread, cold cuts, some veggies. Now I feel like my meals are much more elaborate. There are containers of baby kale, spinach and cooked potatoes and prepared bacon everywhere. The produce on my counter is also overwhelming. But really, I totally believe that a well stocked kitchen = a successful Whole30.
3. My leafy green consumption is up 10 fold. Pre Whole30 I was pretty awful about getting in the dark leafy greens that are packed with all of the wonderful iron, magnesium and calcium that your body needs. I have found that sautéing a few handfuls with my eggs is not only delicious, but a great way to sneak them in. They cook down super quickly and a great with salt and pepper and even a little hot sauce.
I think that these are all good changes! I really think about the meals that I am going to eat and have had a lot of fun thinking up new ideas. I even keep a notepad next to my keyboard at work where I write down ideas for future meals. It’s nice to know that I don’t NEED coffee in the morning. That was one of the major hurdles that I wanted to get over before starting this process. I have had a cup of coffee every morning since I was probably a junior in highschool. Making the switch (even if its just temporary) makes me feel really good. I also feel really good about my snacks. On a normal day I would come home from work and make a piece or two of whole wheat toast with peanut butter & jelly, and sometimes another cup of coffee to go along with it. Now, I have been satisfied with a few handfuls of nuts and raisins or a banana and some almond butter. I think that that change alone will help me change my eating habits in the long run and make a big impact on my diet.
Things I have been enjoying: Roasted potatoes, sautéing my leafy greens, franks red hot on everything.
Things I miss: Ketchup! <– seriously. and the occasional diet soda.
How I have been feeling: I am feeling great! Still feeling good like I have mentioned in previous posts. The one time I felt kinda gross was after eating my lunch yesterday. I just felt so FULL. I think that my body is just adjusting to eating so many vegetables.
DAY 6 WHOLE30 EATS –
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