While most started their "new year resolutions" on Jan 1st. I decided to get back to a healthy eating lifestyle (I refuse to call it a resolution and/or diet) on the 4th. Starting on a Monday allowed me to get my shopping and prep done so I could be ready to tackle this round of whole30.
Doing this a second time around, I have more ideas on what will make it easier on me and therefore easier to stick to. The simpler the meals, the quicker the prep. If I don't overwhelm myself with prep then it's just smoother and easier to maintain.
Another thing that I learned is that while some folks are good about making and following recipes to make their own compliant dressings, sauces and condiments, I just don't have it in me. I need some convenience or I'll feel like my day is spent in the kitchen. Do your research, there are options out there if you don't want to fool with making your own.
I also found that there are gadgets out there that can make simple tasks even easier and some that just make it even harder lol. I will write more about this later on. I am also keeping a food diary although this is not recommended for the whole30. I am actually writing on a good log not necessarily to track calories but to have a record of my foods for when I do my next round it will work as meal plans. I found this little book I must have ordered last year and not used, it will come in handy this time around.
Sunday, I received a phone call letting me know that I needed to come in to work an hour earlier. This threw me a bit off because I had planned on having breakfast at home to start my day off well fed. I could not have breakfast at 5 am so I decided to pack it to go. As things worked out, I ended up being on an empty stomach until 11 which was not good. However, I was so busy that I didn't get a chbscr to even think about until my head started hurting around 10:30.
I think the headache was a combo of lack of caffeine and hunger. It was so late by the time I got a few minutes that I decided to grab something quick in between appointments and just enjoy lunch later. I keep a couple of compliant larabars in my bag for emergencies. I decided one of those and some strong coffee would hold me over until I could get lunch.
Lunch consisted of beef patties with roasted green beans, tomatoes, a halo and some frozen mixed fruit (peach, pineapple, strawberries.) I normally would not have had that much fruit in one sitting and had planned to divy it up between breakfast and lunch. However, I hoped it would help the lingering headache. It did, as it was gone a couple hours after lunch.
For dinner I reheated some pulled beef I had prepped in the crockpot yesterday. I cooked it with some Penzeys and Tessemae's compliant BBQ sauce. Served it over lettuce and added a few cherub tomatoes. I also had half a baked sweet potato with a sprinkle of sea salt.
So yay for completing not day one and on to the next one. Until next time!