We’re at the home stretch, people! EIGHT MORE DAYS. I can’t believe this month is almost over and pretty soon we’ll be able to call ourselves Whole30 alumni.
Here are some highs and lows from my third week:
- I’m reading nutrition labels and ingredient lists like a boss. If something has a ton of ingredients in it AND I can’t pronounce those ingredients, I won’t buy/eat it.
- I love how my cooking for me and Chris so much this month is bringing us closer together. We are sitting down and eating breakfast/dinner together almost every day. We’ll be able to do this even more once I’m done at my restaurant job and I have my nights free again!
- I’ve noticed that after I eat a meal, I never feel stuffed, or even full. I feel satisfied. This is big for me, because before Whole30, I would always eat until I was stuffed. Now I feel like I’m listening to my body more and learning the difference between mindless/stress eating and eating because I’m actually hungry.
- It’s official: I don’t like eating out during Whole30. Chris and I decided to go out to eat last Friday night before seeing Jurassic World at the movie theater. We decided to go to Jack’s Urban Eats because they have a build-your-own-salad option. It was definitely a good eating-out option for Whole30 since we could literally pick what we wanted instead of asking for a bunch of subsitutions/modifications, but the salads themselves were kind of boring (mixed greens, chicken, oil & vinegar, veggies, etc.) and were probably ones we could have just made at home for cheaper. Plus, we were surrounded by people eating the foods we did want to eat (i.e. URBAN FRIES). From now on, we probably won’t go out to eat unless it’s for a social gathering.
- I feel like I hit a wall this week with my cooking. I didn’t try many new recipes or learn any new techniques. I think I’m just getting burnt out on cooking, meal planning, and running to the grocery store multiple times a week. I’m going to try to get inspired again this week by making a list of new dishes I want to try and actually trying them since we only have about a week left of the program.
EIGHT MORE DAYS. We can totally do this. I’m not gonna lie, though; we are already thinking about what we’re going to eat/drink when June is over. Pizza! Starbucks! Ice cream cake! Wine! Of course, we’ll have to start out with a slow reintroduction of dairy, grains, sugar, and legumes into our diets so we don’t get sick. I’m interested to see how my body reacts to these foods and if I even enjoy the taste of them anymore.
My next update will be on July 1st once I’m officially done with the program. Stay tuned!