So I started my Whole 30 on Monday. I was off work for the day which gave me the whole day to plan out my meals.
That is one very important step with this type of lifestyle. Plan and organise yourself and your meals. It makes life a whole lot easier.
So what have I been eating. Well that is one thing I love about Paleo..there is never a shortage of food. Ok it may not include bread and pasta but there are loads of delicious recipes out there. Everything is cooked from scratch so this is where being prepared comes in.
I forgot to take photos of some of my meals - I would be half way through when I would think of it and I really don't think you want to see my half eaten meals :).
I am not a fan of vegetables...I actually hate most of them. Its all in my head really though. So what I have been doing is chopping veg up really small or using my hand blender. I'm like a child but it works. Like in my Curry their was Broccoli, Cauliflower and Spinach and in my burgers I had Onions, Mushrooms & Spinach.
There is a huge variety of recipes available on the internet. Some of my favourite are on Nom Nom Paleo, Irish Paleo Girl & Our Paleo Life.
So how have I being feeling?
Day 1 was great. I was really enthusiastic to get started. I wasn't hungry at all. I ate scrambled eggs with tomato, spinach and bacon for breakfast, lunch consisted of homemade roasted veg & chicken soup and dinner was porkchops, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. I had nuts, berries and fruit in between and peppermint tea and green tea.
Day 2 was fine aswell. I was working though so it really drove the point home that you need to be organised. For breakfast I had sweet potato pancakes, roasted veg & chicken soup and a breast of chicken for lunch and dinner was beef burgers with carrots. I drank plenty of herbal tea and also made flavoured water. I simply chopped up peach and raspberries and put them in a jug of water. Leave it over night and it is just gorgeous without all the nasty artificial flavourings and sweetners.
Day 3 was ROUGH. I have had a cough for the past week and I got a headcold which caused a headache and just felt miserable. All I really wanted was a cup of regular tea with milk and sugar!!! (the little comforts in life). But I battled through with a little pep talk from my work colleges and of course Denise. She explained it was my body detoxing and because its so stressful for me because there is no sugar available as fuel, Cortisol (which is a stress hormone) was being released. This suppresses my immunity which is why I got sick. Isn't it mad how the body works!!!! I had a great big lunch of burgers and stir fried cabbage with bacon lardons. And I made the most gorgeous Coconut Chicken Curry for dinner. I made sure to drink plenty of water and added ginger and a squeeze of lemon to my herbal teas. I also was in bed by 10 o'clock. So after a great nights sleep I feel great today.
So that's how things are going so far. I am feeling much better today and I just hope all the badness has left my body. I am making more soup today so will take plenty of pictures.
So what do you think of the blog? Will I keep going?
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