It’s officially the final week of my Whole 30 Challenge.
I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone by!
I have truly enjoyed this challenge and process, and while I have not gotten all the way through It All Starts with Food, I am still enjoying everything I am learning from it and plan to continue to read the book all the way to the end.
While it has been a challenge to go out to dinner and drinks with friends and to throw a birthday dinner for my sister while sticking with the plan it wasn’t impossible. I was able to stick to the plan, even make foods for my friends and family that were Whole 30 that they enjoyed, AND I had a great time.
Last week, I mentioned that I needed to plan for AFTER the Whole 30. I did a bit of research this week and found that there is actually a Whole 30 guide to reintroduction. (They have a guide for everything!)
My plan is very much based on the plan they have outlined.
While keeping everything else Whole 30 compliant, I plan to introduce peanut butter, black beans, and possibly hummus this day. I will pay close attention to how my body feels, my mood, etc, and then the following two days I will go back to eating strict Whole 30.
This means I will get to have my beloved oats for breakfast, and some quinoa with dinner. I can’t wait!
I will get to try Greek yogurt, maybe some cheese…and I may have to use this as an excuse to get some ice cream (it’s been forever!)
This is actually the day of Brian’s Dental School Valentine’s Day Dance. I am so excited to go, and I want to enjoy a glass of wine or prosecco (or two!). I have gone without alcohol the entire Whole 30, which has been no big deal, but I do believe in moderation and I feel it is ok to enjoy treats such as alcohol for special occasions. I plan to go right back to Whole 30 for two days after this experiment as well.
Not sure what I will eat this day, maybe some whole wheat pita chips? But I will make sure it is something tasty!
As far as the questions I have received, I will be answering those later this week 🙂
Here is a look at how things went for me last week:
My recent breakfast go-to: veggie egg scramble (2 egg whites and one egg) with a side of fruit and nut butter.
Crabby breakfast muffins with fruit and cashew butter.
A delicious salad from Patachou with avocado, hardboiled egg, tomato, and apple over greens. SO good!
Salad with veggies, black olives, baked cod and a side of more veggies and an apple. (I had this several times this week.)
Salmon stuffed pepper and roasted veggies…so good!
Baked eggplant with homemade marinara and birthday appetizers.
There ya have it friends!