I do not want to eat outside of the parameters of Whole30. I almost don't know what to do when faced with foods that are not W30 compliant. I continue to plan meals and snacks that are compliant and really don't want to stray. I have found comfort in knowing what's in the food I make, serve, and eat. There's comfort in knowing that what I'm eating won't leave me bloated or feeling badly. There's comfort in knowing that I'll wake up refreshed. It's a good feeling.
We had our annual wine and cheese party on
Saturday night. I enjoyed some wine and a spritzer I made, as well as
some cheeses and other snacks. I did not sit down with a plate full and
gorge myself, I was very much in control of what I was taking in. Being
hostess helped, too, because I didn't really have ample time to eat. I
did eat lunch that day, just an Italian beef, no bun, so I was not
starved and craving snacks.
Sunday was clean up day after a very
late night, and I admit that I had some leftover taco dip and some
cheeses with crackers. When you're too tired and lazy to cook, that's
what happens. Plus, I'm a sucker for a good goat or sheep milk cheese.
And brie. With apples. See, it was sort of healthy!
Today I was
super tired, but I still made myself eggs and veggies for breakfast. I
have bacon, but didn't have the energy to make it this morning.
Aside from adding bacon, I don't really see myself
changing my breakfast and lunch choices. I'm pretty happy eating
as clean as I have been, and I like the way I feel when I do so. As
drastic as it sounds, even my coffee hasn't been as satisfying as I
thought it would be! After a cup or two in the morning, I'm fine, then
I'm looking for my hot tea. I'm not going to argue, I'm going to enjoy
This weekend I may try to reintroduce another
food/ingredient, but I will have to identify that in a couple of days.
For now, I want to continue my focus on maintaining the good feeling of
healthy eating. I'm also increasing my water intake this week. A few
glasses of wine over the weekend and now I can't get enough water!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
That first cup was wonderful, although I admit that it did taste different than I expected, and different than it did in October. Clearly, my tastes changed in the absence of my creamer and sugars in general. Looking back, I used to have a splash of coffee with my creamer, which is part of what led me to cut the coffee out in the first place.
Luckily, I was able to fall asleep without any issue last night. The buzz from the coffee started to subside in the late afternoon, and by late evening I was fine. I am having coffee again this morning and feel OK, but I am definitely jazzed again like yesterday.
I had some smoked sausage last night with W30 compliant French's mustard, and I felt OK this morning. No refulx or stomach issue, no wonky feeling. I'm on to day two post-Whole30, and not adding anything until this evening, when I may try a glass of wine. I must eat tomorrow, as the wine and cheese party is tomorrow night and I CAN'T not eat. I'm going shopping during lunch to get a start on the weekend grocery shopping, and get some stuff for tomorrow that is easy to prepare amidst cleaning and prepping for the party.
Note to self: November seemed like a great time for this W30, but, in the end, the reintroduction is proving more difficult than the month of restriction.