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Whole 30 Observations Day 50

Day 50.  February 22, 2016.

STEP FOUR: LIFE AFTER YOUR WHOLE30

Whole30 Observation:  Day 50 of Clean Eating.  That’s right, 50 DAYS!!!  There are a couple days where we went a little rogue (Day 42 and Day 45), but we’ve pretty much stayed on track with eating clean since completing the Whole30 and Reintroduction.  yay!

4:00 AM.  Awake before the alarm.  2 cups of black coffee.

5:45 AM.  Breakfast.  I went with a really good scramble with some US Wellness ground breakfast sausage plus tons of veggies – yellow squash, zucchini, green bell pepper, red bell pepper and mushrooms, mixed with 1 Eggbeaters cup and 1 real egg, and I also had half an avocado, but you can barely tell that from the pic (@top of plate):

BFast 2_22_16

I made a nice big travel mug of white tea to take to work, and I could have done with 2 or even more mugs of tea this morning.  I’m pretty thirsty.

11:00 AM.  Lunch.  A nice garden salad with avocado, a side of tuna with some pico de gallo mixed in, and some plantain chips for a little crunch:

Lunch 2_22_16

I had a handful of errands to run this afternoon, so I was happy to have carrots and celery to munch on as I made my various appearances.

3:30 PM.  Back at the homestead.  I was lucky that traffic was light and my last stop was only 3 blocks from the house, so now it’s snack time!  OK, so I did this last week and I’m doing it again today – apple slices, home made beef jerky and a latte:

Snack 2_22_16

I said it before and I’ll say it again:  The combination sounds weird, but it’s actually really tasty.  We all know how sweet and salty work well one after another, right?  So, a piece of sweet apple followed by a sip of bitter latte (double shot of espresso and steamed almond milk) then a piece of apple followed by a shred of salty and spicy beef jerky followed by a piece of sweet apple…you get the drill.

Whole30 Observation:  Food dehydrator.  Get one.

We got one made by Nesco and couldn’t be happier with it.  Here’s a couple of reasons why we/you need a dehydrator.  Need may be too strong of a word.  Here are some reasons why it’s nice to have a dehydrator:

1.  Beef jerky (or any other jerky):  Compact protein, doesn’t need refrigeration, great snack, takes a while to eat.  Can you find any in the stores that don’t contain sugar or a bunch of polyunpronounceables?  Plus, you can make it as hot or mild as you like for a lot less money than buying it.

2.  Dried fruit.  Enough said.  Who knew this was an issue before starting the Whole30 or any other program?  SUGAR is always the second ingredient.  Tired of reading labels and ready to give up?  Yep! Us, too!  Our trail mix snacks are a whole lot more interesting with the addition of fruit.  We’ve dried mangos and papayas so far, and we have 10 kiwis set up for the next batch.  We also added Cacao Nibs to the trail mix, so bonus!

6:00 PM.  Dinner.  Chili-topped baked potato.  I really like these, so we went for it again!  Jane’s chili is the best:

Dinner 2_22_16

9:00 PM.  Targeted bed time.

Return to Day 49 or Continue to Day 51

Relive my adventure from Day 1.

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  1. Pingback: Whole 30 Observations Day 49 | funwithrickandjane

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