Thursday, March 31, 2016. Whole30 plus 58 days of Clean Eating. Mostly.
Let’s see what today brings:
4:14 AM. Wide awake. I decided this morning to do a mini-crunch so I could see the clock that’s across the bedroom. That’s what it read – 4:14. I then swing my feet to the floor and disarm the bomb on my nightstand that’s ready to go off (my alarm). 2 cups of black coffee.
5:45 AM. Breakfast. I tried something new this morning. (Whaaaat?) True!!! Jane made this ground pork breakfast loaf (I know it sounds kinda funny) from a recipe she found on Pinterest, and it was really good! Nice little kick to it from the spices. And of course, I scrambled up some egg whites plus some this weeks veggie mix of summer squash, butternut squash, zucchini, red and green bell peppers, and mushrooms, and life was good. I also threw a half teaspoon of local bee pollen down my neck. Don’t worry. No bees were harmed.
The breakfast loaf has pretty much the same texture as meat loaf, but it’s more ‘firm’ and easier to slice after it’s been in the fridge. So cut it into slices and give it a couple of minutes both sides on the griddle or in the frying pan, and you’re set!
I also made up a huge mug of white tea for the drive in and office time this morning.
Whole30 Observation: Pinterest has the absolute best collection of Whole30 recipes. But I do have to throw in a little caveat emptor here: Make sure you check the ingredients!!!
11:00 AM. Lunch. I’m having a nice green salad with oil and vinegar dressing, topped with a grilled chicken breast. Today it looks like a tomato party is taking place in my bowl.
4:00 PM. Snack. If you guessed a sliced red apple and a cappuccino made with almond milk, you would be correct:
The poor apple on the left trying to figure out what happened to her friend…
6:00 PM. Dinner. Chicken shish kebabs and beef shish kebabs, white rice, yes I said WHITE RICE and chimichurri. Did I say delicious? The weather was nice enough to grill outside tonight, so add that to the flavor factor.
Whole30, Paleo and Clean Eating Observation: OK, we all know that this monster we have created known as the internet is almost completely useless. Why not use your powers for good instead of evil, Internet? So here’s the latest and greatest find on White Rice. I got nothing. We’re all over the place – White Rice is definitely not Whole30 Compliant. The Paleo crowd seems to have lots of pro’s-and-con’s. Is you is, or is you ain’t Paleo? What about Clean Eating? Sure, why not? Then I stumbled across this little gem: Paleo 80/20. So now I’m all like Anna in ‘Frozen’: Wait! What? You mean to tell me I’m still ON PLAN if I eat Paleo 80% of the time and cave to the crave 20% of the time? Sign me up! Can I make this retroactive for the last 57 days and just change the name of my little blog? So yeah, I feel good about it because I can put a label on it and throw it in that pigeon hole and I’m not cheating. But I also know what’s going to happen tomorrow with the carb load and glycemic load. Wait for it…wait for it…
9:30 PM. Targeted bed time.
And so goes Step Four: Life After Your Whole30. Today was a good day.
Relive my adventure from Day 1.