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Whole 30 Day 5

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How I’m Feeling

Day 5 is here. When I woke up, I was feeling great. I was on top of the world. I felt okay about the Whole 30 thing. And then it hit me. The feelings I didn’t feel yesterday. I would be fine and then rage uncontrollably about nothing. Or break down into tears about nothing. And the cravings are real today. I want chocolate so badly – it has been all I have been thinking about: I have a container of hot chocolate I want to try, a box of chocolates from Christmas stored away. The picture above is pretty accurate. A cookie would be really freakin’ great right now.

I have a lot of energy and none seemingly at the same time. It comes in waves. I am continuing to stay positive and hydrated as much as possible.

What I Ate

Breakfast: Very unoriginal of me I had two eggs and some fruit.

Lunch: I had the leftover shrimp curry I made with some cauliflower rice.

Dinner: My boyfriend is supporting me during this Whole 30 journey and thought it would be a good idea to try recipes from my Whole 30 Fast and Easy Cookbook.

We made Sheet Pan Shrimp with Sesame Broccoli (p.132 ) and the Fajita Chicken from p. 136.

Both were delicious and easy to make. For the fajita chicken recipe, we did not make it with peppers and shrimp since we were using the shrimp for the other recipe. We used mushrooms and zucchini instead for the stir fry. There’s enough left over for lunch tomorrow and helped satisfy my hunger so I’m not thinking of chocolate and cookies.

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Whole 30 Day 4

How I’m Feeling 

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Up to this point, I have followed the Whole 30 Timeline generally well. Today and tomorrow are the “kill all the things days” according to the timeline. We’ll see what tomorrow brings but today I have felt great! I have felt a bit lethargic but I haven’t felt angry at all. I feel like I’ve skipped the day 4-5 phase and skipped right to day 6. I haven’t felt very hungry today but have been eating all meals.

What I Ate

Breakfast: 2 eggs, fruit, and black coffee

Snack: I wasn’t too hungry for a snack today but I did have some sliced cucumber in the car.

Lunch: Leftover Whole 30 Chilli (Can’t stop, won’t stop!)

Dinner: My best friend’s mom made seasoned chicken breast with roasted veggies. Compliant and delicious! (Not pictured: cauliflower)

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Tonight’s menu: trading in the wine glass for a glass of sparkling water and the World Junior Championship cheering on our Canadian boys! Happy Friday!

Whole 30 Day 3

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. IMG_1364IMG_1365

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.!

My Favourite Cauliflower Rice Recipe

I love cauliflower rice. I discovered it in my Whole 30 days and haven’t looked back. It can be a pain to make if you’re grating the cauliflower by hand, but a food processor is a saving grace to have. Alternatively, some grocery stores sell pre-grated cauliflower which is what I used in this meal (thank you, Farm Boy).

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