Really proud of myself for sticking with this program. For some reason when trying other diets and counting calories for everything I ate, I never seemed to stick to the plan. I tried MyFitnessPal.com and never could remember to enter all meals. On the Whole30 I am accountable for the food I eat as I make it from scratch myself. I normally hate cooking as I am a working mother and cooking at the end of the long work day in Sales is not my idea of fun! My 3 boys (counts my husband) are super picky eaters so I typically let my husband fend for himself and then try to get the younger kids to eat as much as possible before bed time. I then cook the separate Whole30 meal on my own, and it nice to do something healthy for myself. Before I wasn’t respecting my body as much as I am now.
After children and being in my 30’s, I always thought that I would just naturally be as thin as I was in my 20’s, however it is far from the case! My metabolism slowed down tremendously, especially post 35, and this year being 36 I knew I needed to do a complete lifestyle change with food. I few older ladies I know that were super skinny were on the Paleo Diet which is a little similar to the Whole30. Basically limits your sugar and carb intake too. I thought to myself ‘how could I ever not eat carbs’ but here I am no carb for almost two full weeks now. My husband definitely sees the difference which I like. For now I plan on sticking with it until the end of the 30 days, and hopefully after that I will never go back to carbs again. A thinner woman I know only does smoothies during the day that she makes herself, no carbs, no sugar. It is a sacrifice, but I think worth feeling more energetic and healthy as a whole as we all grow older.
Onto my meals today, I was on my phone emailing for work this morning and by the time I looked up it was 9am! I got in the shower and walked to work per usual, but didn’t have a chance to cook the eggs I normally cook. Instead I had some grapes in the refridgerator, along with the chicken soup and coconut biscuits and walked quickly to work. I was more hungry throughout the day without those eggs, so I need to make sure that I do eat before I leave now onwards. I ended up going grocery shopping after and saw a great dinner recipe that I modified to make it my own. They are called Pizza Potatoes and they were delicious!
First I cut a white russet potato in 4 pieces and put them in the microwave for 5 minutes. They were hot after and I carved out little holes to place the pizza ingredients in. After I put a little olive oil in a 12×9 pan and put the four pieces of partially hallowed out potato on it.
Second I cut a tomato and mushrooms up, placing them on the frying pan with a little olive oil and Himalayan salt since regular iodized salt is off limits. Threw a little dash of pepper in it and set it to the side. I bought some organic sugar free tomato sauce, opened it up and put some on the potatoes. Then I topped it with the tomato mushroom mix and pepperoni, and threw it in the oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. After I topped it with chives and it was perfect. It was so delicious and I am so happy I tried it! Final product below:
This would be a stellar meal to entertain with friends and could really make them smile! HAPPY EATING!