Clean Eating, Whole30

Life 97 Days After My Whole30

Monday, May 9, 2016. Whole30 plus 97 days of Clean Eating.  Mostly.

Let’s see what today brings…

4:15 AM.  Alarm.  Awake.  2 cups of black coffee.

5:45 AM.  Breakfast.  Ground beef hash with white and yellow sweet potatoes mixed in; a cup of veggie mix: summer squash and zucchini, red and green peppers, and mushrooms, all scrambled together with one cup of egg whites.  I also had a half teaspoon of local bee pollen.

Bfast 5_9_16

Fully Compliant

I made a big travel mug of green tea this morning.  I have 3 stops to make before I get to my office.  Hopefully that will last.

Whole30 / Clean Eating observation:  It is absolutely amazing to me how just 1 day of going rogue (yesterday) can make you feel like crap the next day.  Seriously.  I’ve learned over the past few months how sugar bad carbs bad fat etc. affect me.  This morning I wake up and I’m moving kind of slow, muscles hurt a little and the joints are a little achy, and I totally space out during sports center and the news.  Three hours after breakfast I am totally starving to death and drinking 16 oz of water did not help curb my appetite.  I tore through my carrots and celery, and immediately moved on to my lunch.  Then, around 2 this afternoon, I’m chugging more water and eating my apple slices.  So my effect from bad food is the sudden onslaught of hunger between meals, but on the next day.  But I’m drinking more water, which is nice.

10:00 AM.  Lunch.  A big green salad with half an avocado and a sliced up Aidells Chicken and Apple sausage sitting on top.  Tasty.

Lunch 5_9_16

Fully Compliant

2:00 PM.  Apple slices and a travel mug full of water.  I wrote about this up there ⇑⇑⇑ somewhere.

4:00 PM.  Snack.  Homemade trail mix.

6:30 PM.  Dinner.  Flank steak, potatoes cooked in the Tfal ActiFry, and corn on the cob with organic grass-fed butter.  Is it summer yet?

Dinner 5_9_16

Clean Eating

9:30 PM.  Targeted bed time.

And so goes Step Four: Life After Your Whole30.  Today was a good day.

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Whole 30 Observations Day 45

Day 45.  February 17, 2016.


4:15 AM.  Alarm.  2 cups of black coffee.

5:45 AM.  Breakfast.  3 mini frittatas, ground beef hash and half an avocado.

BFast 2_17_16

Whole30 Observation:  After my gluten and sugar escapade Sunday night and the resulting hunger force to be reckoned with on Monday, I think I was pretty much back to the new normal today, as far as eating goes.

11:00 AM.  Snacks.  I kind of hedged my bet this morning and brought some snacks with me because I had a feeling that I was going to get delayed on a few stops that I had to make.  Good call.  2 pieces of beef jerky and a bag of carrots and celery.  That should hold me.  And it did until

1:00 PM.  Lunch.  A nice garden salad with half an avocado and some chicken:

Lunch 2_17_16

4:00 PM.  Coffee time.  I haven’t seen the #whitegirl in a long time.  Our son sprung for coffee on the way back from his doctor’s appointment this afternoon.  Iced black coffee.  Not bad.

White Girl 2_17_17

6:00 PM.  Dinner.  Off-program blow-out:  Grilled rib-eye steak, grilled shrimp, and a baked potato with butter and sour cream (Dairy).  And a nice red wine (alcohol and sugar):

Dinner 2_17_16

Confetti Cheesecake (Dairy, Sugar, Gluten) for dessert with a Caffé Americano:

Dessert 2_17_16


My Birthday comes but once a year.  We will be back to clean eating tomorrow.  Again, it’s The Whole30, not The Whole365.

9:00 PM.  Designated bed time.

Whole30 Observation:  If I was a betting man,  I would bet that I will have a slight hangover tomorrow from all of the sugars/alcohol that I consumed this evening.

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Whole 30 Observations Day 38

Day 38.  February 10, 2016.  STEP TWO: REINTRODUCTION Day 8

4:15 AM.  Alarm.  2 cups of black coffee.

Whole30 Observation:  Yesterday was Dairy reintroduction.  I have a mild headache this morning, but I don’t want to jump to any conclusions.  Quick update:  Headache was gone by 7:30 AM.BFast 2_10_16

5:45 AM.  Breakfast.  3 mini frittatas filled with bacon, red and Ortega peppers, and topped with Pico de Gallo; ground beef hash and half an avocado.  Brewed up some white tea, extra strong, to bring to work.  When I say extra strong, I mean I use 3 bags in my travel mug and I let it steep for almost 5 minutes.


Lunch 2_10_1611:00 AM.  Lunch.  Another awesome salad with avocado, and a side of tuna.  I have also found some baby spinach and am now digging through to see if there’s any kale hiding in there…  Jane does make a killer salad, though!

2:00 PM.  Had a nice afternoon snack of carrots and celery while I was out running work errands, so that was pretty cool.


Americano 2_10_164:00 PM.  Ended up back home and decided to make a Caffé Americano.  After reading a handful of Whole30 comments on various social media, I have come to the conclusion that most of us (mostly you) don’t like BLACK COFFEE.  And, if you don’t like black coffee, then the sounds of a Caffé Americano will probably not sound very appealing.  In Whole30 parlance, “It Starts With Food“.  In Rick-speak, “It Starts With Good Coffee!!!”  So, get yourself some good coffee fer cryin’ out loud!Dinner 2_10_16

6:00 PM.  Dinner.  Cilantro, garlic, lime, lemon and OJ marinated and grilled chicken, Mexican cauliflower rice,  and plantain tostadas.  Slap a little guacamole and pico de gallo on the tostadas and then load up some chicken, and you have yourself a taco fiesta.  ¡Qué sabor!

Whole30 Observation:  Again, yesterday  was the day I reintroduced dairy.  Aside from a little bit of a headache this morning, I don’t think I had any adverse reactions, and I did go a little heavy on the dairy.  So it’s stay on program today and tomorrow, observe what I’m feeling, and then on to gluten Friday.  yay.

9:00 PM.  Designated bedtime.  Make it so.

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