August 24, 2018

Whole30 Week 2

I was a little cocky when I thought I was impervious to cravings but they hit me hard on Days 11 & 12. I dreamt about the dark chocolate covered almonds in my pantry and all I wanted was a warm chocolate chip cookie on Day 12. My substitute: watermelon and apples...womp womp.
I realized that I actually consumed some sugar, unknowingly during Week 1 in a chicken sausage and most likely in some Italian Sausage. I'm getting better about reading labels now and hopefully the next two weeks will fly by, free of mishaps (but really, it isn't the end of the world if they do happen).
Observations:
  • Sleep has improved but now I'm wanting that short, mid-afternoon nap that I usually take daily (FYI: I'm an uncaffeinated person in life, hence the naps). 
  • Only really craving chocolate and chocolate baked goodies. 
  • Bloating has still subsided.
  • Really thirsty all the time but am trying to increase my water intake (I'm normally weird about drinking enough liquids). 
  • Am really enjoying everything I'm cooking from the Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook. Will definitely keep some of these recipes in my cooking repertoire. 
  • Felt more hungry when I was snacking on plantain chips, which I was eating just because they were around. Trying to eat more nuts when I feel a little hungry. 
  • Dining out still is pretty sad. Trying to just cook for myself and eating before going out with friends. (One boring salad is enough for me). 
  • Carb substitutes like cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles are really growing on me. (Trader Joe's has convenient frozen cauliflower rice packages. Making your own can be a bit of a mess). 
  • Rotisserie Chicken was also a convenient and Whole30 compliant way to cook this past week. 
My Favorite Recipes this week (all from The Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook):
  • Butter Chicken 
  • Shrimp Stir-Fry over Cauliflower Grits
  • Almond-Crusted Pork Piccata with Zucchini Noodles
  • Banh Mi Chicken Salad

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