Day 1 of the Whole30 and everything feels fine so far.
What did I eat:
Capicola egg cups with bell pepper
Hard boiled egg(s) (2)
Green tea (For that caffeine. Not because coffee isn’t Whole30 compliant, because it definitely is. Mainly because I ran out and am too lazy to go to the store again. I have seen enough of the grocery store trying to prepare for this blasted diet)
Shepherd's pie with Sweet Potato Topping
I cheated and had a cig this morning, but instead of my lunch time cigarette I chewed a piece of nicotine gum. I know it's not Whole30 compliant, for all you purists out there. But I am trying to change a lot of things! Hopefully my immune system understands.
Since we were off this Monday for Labor Day, I figured I would take this time to prep some food items. There is nothing as deadly to a diet as a blood sugar crash. If I get hangry, I’m eatin’ whatever is closest. Diet be damned! In an effort to make sure this doesn’t happen, my boyfriend and I took the time to have some prepared foods ready just in case hunger struck. I also made a few things to make food prep a much shorter process. I already love to cook, but since I am already removing so many things I love from my diet I don’t need to be able to have an excuse for any sort of cheating on this meal plan.
What did I make in preparation:
Herby tomato reduction/paste (to flavor soups and sauces)
Hard boiled eggs
Capicola egg cups
Chopped sweet potato
Chopped white potato
Italian style pork chops
Shepherd's pie w/ sweet potato topping (½ sweet and white) and broccoli no peas
Turkey and pork meat loaf
I think it's too soon for me to feel the sugar and nicotine withdrawal, but I know that shit is coming, and I am prepared. Probably not a great idea to start a sugar fast the week my period is supposed to start but there is not really anything I can do about that. It’s fine. Right?!
I am not starving, but in the moments where things are slow I do find myself thinking about food. I have never done a diet for my health before. Only vanity. So I feel much more compelled to make sure that I am doing this thing right. Even though it is costly to buy food that is not garbage, the money that I won’t be spending on alcohol and ice cream will surely make a difference.