Yesterday, on Simplified Whole30: Day 15**
Eggs, eggs, eggs. Actually, I enjoy eggs for breakfast and have had them for at least 3 years almost every day, so breakfast is not too bad.
Salad with leftover chicken, bell peppers, and pear.
We had “deconstructed” fajitas: chicken strips and bell peppers and onions sautèed, with avocado slices on top. I served green beans on the side.
Day 16 Status Update
Today I was within a hair’s breadth of quitting. This diet is a lot of work, and very ascetic. For this amount of effort, I would expect big payoff. I have had no big payoffs.
In a way, that might be good news. Perhaps the fact that I don’t feel dramatically better on this diet proves that I was eating just fine before (not counting Christmas festivities). Perhaps the fact that I just feel like plain me, but more deprived, now that we’re passed the halfway mark means that I can tolerate the occasional bread slice and the dairy fat I so sorely miss.
It is not milk I miss. I miss cream in my coffee. I miss sour cream. I miss cheese. I pine for butter.