So my whole30 has ended. There were about 3 cheat meals in there. I wish I could say my sugar and carb cravings are adjusted, but they’re not. After day 30, I jumped into some red velvet pop tarts and lasagna. I’m still a believer in paleo and will work my way towards that lifestyle, come hell or high water.
Pictured above were my last clean meals: zucchini noodles with avocado cream sauce and fro yo made with frozen bananas, homemade almond milk and vanilla extract.
This week’s eats: Paleo cookies(!), paleo mayo, chicken breasts, paleo chicken salad, prosciutto egg cups, paleo mayo in the making, more chicken breasts and homemade paleo almond milk!
The paleo cookies I got from the “What Runs Lori” site. The paleo mayo and chicken salad are courtesy of “Everyday Paleo” and the prosciutto egg cups and almond milk are courtesy of “Paleo Cupboard.”
I’m well aware that our whole30 isn’t over and I should have refrained from the paleo treats, but we have done exceptionally well and we were close to a breaking point. What drives you to eat paleo?
Another 2 days worth of meals: pan seared pork with tomatoes, mushrooms and a fried egg; lunch was chicken drumsticks with zucchini and tomato; and for a snack we had apple muffins. The muffins were grain free/dairy free. They pretty much only had almond flour, apples, unsweetened apple sauce, eggs, baking soda, water and coconut oil.
Only 11 more days until our first 30 are over!
Asked by missstarb
I think I went up to 60, maybe 65 days? I stopped because I was actually gaining weight! This was during a time that I ran half marathons every weekend, so I definitely wasn’t being sedentary. It didnt work for me personally, but how is it for you?
Here are pictures just from 2 days, maybe 3 days, worth of meals. As you can see, I rotate certain ingredients often. The first picture is grass-fed organic ground beef with sweet potatoes and asparagus. The second picture is my morning spinach green smoothie with strawberries and mango. The third picture is pan seared pork with cumin, right before I toss it in the slow cooker. The fourth picture is my favorite - zucchini noodles! The fifth picture is my morning smoothie from yesterday: bananas, mango, strawberries and spinach. The sixth picture is how it looks after blended.The seventh picture is today’s breakfast: pork and sunny side up eggs. The eight picture is a close-up of the pork. The dish also had mushrooms and onions. The ninth and tenth pictures are my dinner I just gobbled: grated sweet potato, mixed with organic grass-fed ground beef, onions and garlic in a cast-iron skilled. I cracked 5 eggs on top and baked in the oven for 7 minutes at 350 degrees. Tasty!
My apologies for the blog break! This past month has been crazy for me as our little household has powered through a new promotion at work and commencing a new way of living. We’re currently on our 13th day of doing the Whole30 plan. Familiar with it? It’s paleo, but to the extreme. No grains, no legumes, no soy, no dairy and no added sugars! We’re using this as a transition into a permanent paleo lifestyle and man oh manischewitz, it is hard.
You can find more information by going to the whole30 website or by reading the book, “It Starts With Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. There is a ton of information on the website, so feel free to start there. I really enjoyed reading their book and would recommend it to anyone remotely interested in why it’s important to eat whole foods, especially if you have an autoimmune disease.
Both the mister and I already feel a difference physically. We have more energy, we’re learning to appreciate whole foods more and he’s already lost weight. I may or may have lost weight, but couldn’t tell you since I haven’t stepped on a scale in a while.
I don’t have any pictures to share due to the chaos, but will try to get back in the habit of snapping my eats from now on. In the first 2 weeks, we’ve rotated Everyday Paleo’s slow-cooked cumin pork recipe, along with lots of organic, grass-fed ground beef patties/stir-frys, sweet potatoes, fruit and nuts. I really wish someone told me about the julienne zucchini as spaghetti thing a lonnngg time ago.
I don’t want this initial post to be too long, but I promise that I have every intent on sharing the details of how I think this “paleo thing” is really my ticket to being healthy for the long-term. Stay tuned - great info to come!
So a couple of days I ventured beyond my typical butterfinger shake. I tried orange powder/banana/no cal chocolate syrup and then thin mints. No, they were not gluten free thin mints. Almost 40 days!
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