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Day 1: 9/6/16

Day 1 of the Whole30 and everything feels fine so far.  

 

What did I eat:

Capicola egg cups with bell pepper

Banana (2)

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:

Ghee

Ranch seasoning

Herby tomato reduction/paste (to flavor soups and sauces)

Caramelized onions

Hard boiled eggs

Capicola egg cups

Carrot sticks

Mirepoix

Diced onions

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.

 

Hopefully...

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