I awake Day 9 of my Whole30 journey feeling fine. I don’t think I’ve made it to that wonderful state of Tigers Blood I keep reading about, but I’m doing well.
Before I crack open the Whole30 Day by Day and read Melissa’s inspirations, I decide its time to give myself a tune-up. Overall, I’m happy with my Whole30 experience so far. I’ve only eaten Whole30 compliant foods for the past nine days, done a good job of sticking to my exercise routine and I really enjoy the food. My sweet cravings are gone and I have found myself wanting to eat healthy food – especially nut butter :).
My goal for the first week was just to get through the Whole30 and I’ve done that so now its time to step it up a notch or at least try to step it up a notch. I need to work on my meals and making them more nutritionally well rounded. I came across a handout last night that gives good proportion information: Each meal should include 1-2 palm-sized protein sources and the rest of the plate should be filled with vegetables. Each meal should include a healthy fat and the proportions are on the below chart. Occasionally add a serving of fruit.
I found myself taking a deep breath. This is going to be interesting. After months of being on the low carb high protein diet, I’m just not used to eating this many vegetables.
I prepared my first post-tune-up Whole30 breakfast. I really wanted to have red pepper on my plate but it looked a little soft and wrinkly. I guess that’s what happens when you buy a bunch of vegetables and don’t eat them :).
So the funny thing about my breakfast is, I literally got sick of eating three-quarters of a way through my meal and was ready to call it quits. Has that ever happened to you?
The Minister’s sermon went about 15 minutes too long for my appetite and I had to have a snack on the way to the restaurant we frequent after Church. I grabbed a DNX Grass Fed Bison bar and it was delicious!
We finally ate lunch at about 2:00. My burger with avocado, bacon, and grilled pineapple was delicious. I’ll admit, I missed having cheese on my salad.
I went to see Tuesday’s With Morrie and left the theater starving. It seems like the Whole30 is igniting my metabolism or something because I find myself very hungry or hangry a few times a day! I couldn’t wait for dinner so I ate two handfuls of black olives, while I waited. Tony made Shrimp Sitr-Fry over Cauliflower Grits from the Whole30 Fast and Easy and they were fantastic!
After dinner, I found myself walking around the kitchen looking for something else to eat and decided to make a baked apple with almond butter. Luckily for me, we were out of apples, so I decided I had enough for the evening.
Around 8:30, I checked the magical box for day 9 and logged off.