Week One Whole30

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Welllllllll – I’ve realized a few things after this week of Whole30.

  1. Preparation is key.
  2. I eat too much.
  3. I like sugar – A LOT.
  4. I eat too often.
  5. I eat because I’m bored.
  6. You can’t chew gum, therefore – I brush my teeth more.  Win/win.
  7. La Croix is good.
  8. I like to cook.
  9. I don’t really miss chocolate…yet.
  10. I had a dream about pizza.
  11. If you can make it through Days 3 and 4 – you’re golden.

As I head into week 2…I think that I need to change a few things.  I really need to PREP.  I’m creative, so I like to cook and find different, new ways of approaching food.  Instead of prepping, I like to make this or that in the evening or even at lunch if I have time, but then I end up snacking on everything I’m making, but I have make some YUMMY things so far…

Breakfast for dinner – sweet potato “toast” with chicken sausage, avocado and a poached egg

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Seared salmon with peach, mango and avocado salsa –

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I discovered sweet potato noodles at Whole Foods and made a breakfast bowl and then made the Sunshine Sauces from the Whole30 book and stir fry then added chicken for dinner!

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Salmon cake with cauliflower mash and brussels sprouts.  The mash was AMAZING!!!

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So, there you have it.  Week one is down.  I definitely eat way too often – especially for this program.  I’m home, and therefore have access to food ALL of the time, so I need to figure out how to reign that in.  I truly believe any time you challenge yourself – physically, mentally and emotionally – you’re going to learn something about yourself.  Maybe you learn you eat too often, and maybe you learn something deeper – like you actually CAN commit to something, like you’re actually WORTH putting time, effort and money into to make yourself better.  It’s crazy that something as simple as changing your diet can bring out some of the best things about yourself.

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