Whole30 Day 8:
Breakfast (pictured): I felt a little like I wanted some comfort food this morning, so I sautéed 1/2 an organic sweet potato, some ground beef, and carrots in coconut oil, and threw on 1/4 of an avocado on top (I’m going through avocados like crazy!). I mixed it up with cinnamon, nutmeg, and curry. Mmm…so good. Even Eric said, “it smells like you’re making dessert for breakfast.” It’s creamy and rich and just what I wanted! Seriously, I love eating this way…I think I’ve always wanted to eat this way, but didn’t know exactly how to approach it.
Snack (pictured): Handful of cashews, tossed in coconut oil, cinnamon and nutmeg, and baked.
Lunch (pictured): I made cauliflower rice! I then sautéed it with coconut oil, onions, broccoli, one full egg + two whites, curry, pepper, nutmeg. And a little tiny bit of Celtic salt. Had an organic Fuji apple after lunch.
Post lunch: Way too many cashews. About 3 small palmfuls, and a cup of tea. So hungry.
Dinner: Big salad with peppers, cucumbers, avocado, broccoli, drizzle of EVOO; a little mashed yams, string beans, hamburger (organic beef); spaghetti squash. Grandma’s for dinner tonight. Again, I couldn’t eat as much as I used to!
Dessert (pictured): a few bites of cantaloupe, strawberry, and pineapple. I’m actually less interested in eating after dinner than I used to be.
Overall: I am both starving and totally restless today. I blame this on hormones, and I’m tired. I never really got into the swing of life today; I ate about 4 servings of cashews, which is more than I would normally ever eat, but I was so hungry. I’ve been eating enough, but perhaps the hormonal change, plus new antibiotics threw me off? I haven’t eaten anything non Whole30, so that’s great. That’s more than great, that’s like…I am learning to control my anxiety driven food cravings. I made a hair and eyebrows appointment tomorrow so I can stop looking so much like the BEFORE in the Princess Diaries. Catchmydrift? I’m hoping my energy levels return tomorrow, sleep will surely help.
Things I learned: I cannot keep nuts in the house; apples are a perfect afternoon snack.
I haven’t worked out in days…been so out of whack, energy wise. This in between time between summer and school is odd and throws me off. It’s like limbo time.
Thought of the day: I need to donate more to local food pantries.