Yesterday I posed the question,”If I don’t believe in the evolutionary theory of cave men, can I really believe in the premise of a Paleo diet?” I was a little nervous about throwing that out there, since Paleo is all kinds of raging right now. Many of my friends are eating Paleo, so I wondered how that question would be received. However, I’ve really enjoyed the discussion and appreciate everyone’s thoughts on this; both publicly and privately!
Breakfast: 2 Banana Pancakes with Blueberries. These.were.NOT.good. Not even a little bit. Even my kid who loves anything banana did not like these. And, I was so hopeful! Sigh!
Lunch: Jason’s Deli – I had a salad with everything Whole 30 I could find, including 2 hard-boiled eggs. I don’t know why, but those were the best eggs! It was like my body was craving them.
Snack: Mixed Nuts and Seeds
Dinner: Pulled Pork with homemade BBQ sauce, sweet potato fries, and baby carrots. I really liked the BBQ sauce. My husband, on the other hand was not as impressed. And, the sweet potato fries did not look like the recipe picture. To get that ratio of spice to sweet potato, you would really need to quadruple the spices. The sweet potatoes were also a bit on the floppy and mushy side, and it was super disappointing to me.
Water: 120 oz in water
Exercise: Our family went out on a 4.5 mile hike today. The weather was great, we were outside, exploring, and getting a little bit dirty! We had a really good time. We need to do this more often.
Breakfast: GX assist – GI Cleansing Blend
Lunch: 1/2 dose of Lifelong Vitality Supplements (LLV), plus DDR Prime (Essential Oil Cellular Complex Blend)
Dinner: GX Assist 1/2 dose of Lifelong Vitality Supplements, plus DDR Prime.
How am I feeling?
I was really hoping those banana pancakes would have worked for us. I think it will be interesting to try them again at the end of this Whole 30 to see if our palette has changed. Between the texture and the taste, they just did not do it for us. Aside from the eggs, lunch was okay. I was bummed out not to use blue cheese dressing, but for the most part, the other toppings I would normally go for, were not really appealing to me. And, dinner did not sit well. I am not sure if it was the pork or the BBQ sauce. Coconut aminos (in the BBQ) are a new food for us. So, I will need to look into this a little bit to see if it can cause GI upset. I hope it’s not the BBQ, because it was the first sauce recipe I’ve made from scratch that I actually enjoyed.
Besides my feelings about the food… I’m also starting to feel like this Whole 30 is taking over my life. It is all I seem to think about from the moment I get up, until I drift off to sleep. What are we going to do tomorrow? How do I make this better? What can I do to add more variety? I am going to get sick of eating eggs really soon. What do I do then? Why don’t most of these recipes work for us? On and on in my brain. Ugh! It’s exhausting. My husband even mentioned tonight that I am getting a little crazy. Okay, he didn’t say it like that, but when I’m getting emotional over floppy sweet potato fries, he probably should have! He sees that this is consuming me and I know I need to start treading more carefully.
Physically, however, I am feel MUCH better than yesterday. That headache from Hades is virtually gone; just a small headache has lingered. But, again, I’ve been waking up with that same kind of headache for a couple weeks now with all the plants blooming. I am glad the intensity is gone and am proud of myself for my body not having to go through that for another 2+ days. I feel like that tells me that my body wasn’t too out of balance! That’s something to celebrate right there!
Q. Help a sister out.. Do you have any really good Whole 30 recipes you can share with me?