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late update on whole30

So I forgot to post about my Whole30 Challenge for January. Here’s a quick breakdown…

The Good: I lost 11lbs in those 30days. I think I dropped 7lbs within the first 10days. I felt really good towards the end and minor aches/pains seemed to go away.

The Bad: Dude, was totally burnt out on eggs…seriously. Prepping every meal, every day…talk about doing dishes every single night. And of course, my food bill significantly went up $$$. Lastly, coffee without creamer…I never thought it could be so hard. I really missed that creamer, coconut milk just isn’t the same.

Overall, I enjoyed the challenge. It required some serious discipline but was well worth it in the end. Losing the weight without doing any exercise at all was awesome. It also pointed out how horrible I must be eating LOL! There were some bad spots though…some days were just rough, like my body didn’t want to go…was fatigued, headaches, etc. Once I added more potatoes to my recipes, it seemed to help.

Would I do it again? Yes. I’m already back to my ‘bad habits’ and need to ‘buckle down’. Maybe another Whole30 is in my future soon 🙂

whole30: day 4

I started the Whole30 routine on January 1, 2016…so far it hasn’t been too bad. Aside from a cold I’ve been battling (has nothing to do with Whole30 or what I’m eating, I just got sick), I’ve been eating good and haven’t been too hungry. However, I do miss a few things like:

-my lattes with milk / brewed coffee with creamer…it’s been tough to adjust to how my coffee tastes now, but i’m getting used to it. i’ve been substituting coconut milk as my ‘creamer’.
-i do like an occasional starbucks banana bread or cake pop to satisfy my sugar craving. not having any treats or sugars like that is a tad difficult.
-no rice, no beans, no bread, no tortillas?! what!? i’m mexican, i love that shit, lol. although not having that has made me more creative in the kitchen, which has been fun.

Today, I prepped my first lunch…really simple: a couple of hard boiled eggs, half an apple, and some grapes. I also brought along a banana as a snack as well.

Here’s a few pics of the previous meals I’ve made:

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Pan-seared salmon with baby golden potatoes and butternut squash.

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Marinated some chicken for a few hours in a vinaigrette I made (apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, italian herbs, mandarin orange juice, and lemon juice), tossed it all in a pan/wok and cooked till near done, then finally added some yellow squash and brussel sprouts.

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Morning Scramble: 3 eggs, turkey meat, squash, onions, shiitake mushrooms, and homemade salsa.

Cheers to your Whole30 Journey!

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