Simplified Whole30, Day 17

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Simplified Whole30 Daily Photo Journal

Yesterday, on Simplified Whole30: Day 16**

Breakfast

Simplified Whole30 Breakfast

Mushrooms with eggs are delightful.

Lunch

I accidentally skipped lunch! We had lunch with friends and I packed lunch for the kids and didn’t have time to pack a lunch for me. Then I had no time between arriving home, putting the younger kids down, and the beginning of the writing class I teach. Finally, the class over, the boys set to finishing their daily checklists, and I realized I was rather hungry. Right! No lunch! And it was 3:30 in the afternoon.

Perhaps some of the promises of Whole30 are coming true, then, because I was managing just fine, without a blood sugar crash or hunger pangs, as long as I was occupied and distracted.

I had a handful of cashews to hold me over until dinner.

Dinner

Simplified Whole30 Dinner

Dinner was grilled steak with avocado, green beans, and broccoli slaw. It was very satisfying.

Day 17 Status Update

Whole30 Daily Photo Journal

Well, here it is, Day 17 and I’m still hanging in there. I’m not even sure why or how, but here I am.

This blog series is, partially, to blame. Am I just going to stop? Am I going to post about quitting? Or do I soldier on, continuing to take my amateur photos with my point-and-shoot little camera?

We’re soldiering on for now. We’ll see how long it lasts.

Simple, Family-Friendly Whole30 Plan

2 Responses

  1. Jenn H.
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    I just sat down and caught up on this whole series. Fabulous! What a crummy time for the flu! Yuck! I love Whole30 eating and enjoyed watching your meals, but something has me worried about your lineup: low fat. It goes against everything we’ve ever been taught, but low-fat eating can keep our bodies in starvation mode, holding on to every bit of fat we can. It was hard for me to adjust to the idea of adding fat into my diet, but it really made all the difference. Occasionally, I had to go in and just eat a spoonful of coconut oil to up my intake because I wasn’t used to adding that much fat into my cooking. Not a single craving after I upped my fat. I now try to remember that it’s okay to drown my food in olive oil or bacon grease if that’s what I’m craving. Listen to those cravings. I sat down and ate a half a cup of cashew butter one day, amazed that such a thing could be allowed on a diet.

    For my first Whole30, I drank a chocolate shake made from a frozen banana, half a can of coconut milk, and cocoa powder every day around 3:00.

    Last bit of advice that you might already be doing great at: WATER. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water.

    This is a slow weight loss plan. I went weeks without losing a thing, but at the end, suddenly dropped 10 lbs. I really think that it is a season of healing the body and balancing the metabolism and our hormones. This makes it a slower process, but it also makes it a more permanent solution.

  2. Rebekah
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    I’m a total sucker for weight-loss journeys; I’m not really sure why?? So I”ll be your cheerleader, ” You can do it!” I’m an Auburn Grad, and our battle cry (for SEC football (yes, hilarious!!)) is, “Waaaaar Eagle!” So here’s a Waaaar Eagle for sticking it out! And here’s hoping you end up with more weight loss!

    ~Rebekah ;)

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