Happy Sunday! It's been "unseasonably" hot here according to the weather people, and when they say that in Georgia in July, you know you're in trouble. Though today is much cooler, less humid, with a gentle breeze. It's beautiful, we even sat out on the front porch for a spell, which made a nice change from the artificially cooled air inside.
It's Day 6 of my Whole 30 and I'm feeling pretty good. The tiger blood hasn't kicked in yet, but the detox period, or "hangover" as they call it is over. It only lasted a day or so, it wasn't bad. I think because I had cleaned up my diet from a sugary junk standpoint quite a bit since joining Weight Watchers. Here's a neat infographic on what to expect on a Whole 30.
I'm not tired, though. I fell asleep much later than usual and was up before it was even light out feeling energetic. I have noted decreased overall pain, and this makes me SO HAPPY. The best part is, I feel like my cravings are subsiding. Those sugar free Frankenfoods really mess with my palate! I thought it would be tough sticking with my 30 daily and 42 weekly SmartPoints but I've been spot on most days and haven't needed to dip into my weeklies by much.
What have I been eating? Pretty basic stuff, Cashewgurt with blueberries, leftover proteins from dinner, raw veggies and fruit, eggs, avocado, tuna stuffed into bell peppers (red and orange, never green.) I'm making a beautiful chicken curry tonight from Well Fed 2, and last week I made the most delicious fish dish sole meuniere, served with garlicky sauteed fresh spinach. It enjoyed every morsel.
Rob and I took Tally and hit the farmer's market yesterday and picked up a few things, then did a bulk shop at Costco. Oooof, it's scary in there on Saturday, but we got there at opening so it wasn't too bad. I'm making Italian marinated flank steak with fresh tomatoes and basil tomorrow, spaghetti squash with meatballs and sauce on Tuesday. I have a few other nice dinners planned, I'll share them in another post.
If you're considering doing a Whole 30, let me know, I'd love to hear about your experience. The Whole 30 website is a wealth of information and there are endless ideas on Pinterest.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!