How I’m Feeling
Well if I thought yesterday’s Whole 30 Hangover was bad, today was much worse. I had a treacherous headache for the greater part of the day. I wore my glasses, I drank lots of water, but the withdrawal was real.
I didn’t have any significant cravings today. I just felt thirsty and had to self-restrain from grabbing all the sushi in the grocery store.
What I Ate Today
Breakfast: I had a fruit smoothie – for those of you familiar with Whole 30, you’re probably shaking your head as you are not technically supposed to drink your calories (see below)
From Whole 30 101: “Smoothies: We’d rather you didn’t
This is a very popular question, with a very unpopular answer. Smoothies (generally made using lots of fruit) are technically compliant on your Whole30, but we strongly recommend against it. Food that you drink sends different satiety signals to your brain than food that you chew. So when you drink your meal, your brain isn’t getting the feedback it needs to tell your body that it’s had enough of what it needs. Plus, smoothies are generally really fruit-heavy, and starting your day off with a liquid sugar-bomb sets you up for cravings, hunger, and volatile energy levels throughout the day. In summary, we’d rather you just eat the food, and skip the smoothie.
But I woke up late and was in a hurry, so here we are.
Snack: Sliced apple and cucumber
Lunch: Leftover Whole 30 chilli
Dinner: From the Whole 30 Fast and Easy Cookbook, I made a Red Curry Shrimp Skillet. I honestly cannot believe that this recipe is compliant. It tasted absolutely amazing and was sooo easy to make. Made with coconut milk, onions, garlic, ginger, shrimp, and baby spinach, this dish was quick to whip together and I used cooked shrimp to speed up the process. I served it over cauliflower rice and I have enough leftover to bring for lunch tomorrow.
Non-Whole 30 Notes
- I have been writing in my Five Minute Journal every day this week so far! I have loved waking up and starting the day off with gratitude and ending it with recapping amazing things that happened today.
- I am starting another 30 day yoga journey with Yoga with Adriene (my favourite youtube yogi) doing her “True” series. I have been a big fan of her other 30 day yoga journeys so as I embark on my Whole 30 journey, I think a spiritual enlightening (and muscle tightening) practice like yoga is just what I need.
Happy Friday Jr.!