Monday, July 24, 2017

Whole 30- Week 2 Recap

14 days in the books and I'm feeling good!  My pants are fitting better and I have a "I feel very healthy" vibe going on.  There were a few times when my will power was tested during week 2.  Once when my son had to be taken to the ER with a broken arm.  We were there for 3+ hours and I hadn't had dinner yet.  So at 9:30 when we got home I was starving and didn't have anything prepared for dinner. Of course everyone else in my house wanted Subway.  I was able to overcome the urge for my 6in Italian BMT on white bread with cheese and extra mayo.  Yay for me!!  This week also marks my first time being away from home and having to eat out.  Brandon, the kids and I went to French Lick over the weekend to stay in the resort for our anniversary.  An ice cream parlor, Starbucks, a steakhouse and buffets were no match for my Whole 30 willpower!  

Things I learned during week 2:

1.  I really don't HAVE to have Taco Bell. Or any type of fast food.  
I was able to say no when others were having it.  (disclaimer: For some reason this week consisted of more fast food runs than we are used to.  It happens! We're human. ) 

2.  Coffee without all the flavored creamers, sugars and artificial ingredients is actually doable.  I have been adding Nutpods to my coffee.  
It is a Whole 30 approved, nature based creamer made up of half almond milk and half coconut milk.  It is non GMO verified, certified gluten free and vegan.  It is not sweet, so if you are used to tons of sweet creamers covering up your coffee it'll take awhile to get used to. 

3.  As stated in week 1, being prepared is a must, but so is staying on top of it.  Having Whole30 approved items on hand can be a lifesaver.  I found these seltzer waters at Trader Joe's. (way cheaper at Trader Joe's than on Amazon)
They come in handy for hanging out with friends when you want a little fizz.  Or on a hot day when you want a little something more than water.  Hint, is another good drink. (These can be purchased locally)  Neither do I drink daily.  Just occasionally.   

4.  Eggs and sweet potatoes are still my jam!
Breakfast, lunch or dinner!

5.  Organic coconut aminos is a great substitute for soy sauce.
Tastes just like it, minus the super saltiness.

**Number 6 consists of me be being totally honest and transparent. **
6.   Not sure how I feel about this dressing.
I'm not giving up on it yet and I'll try it again.  Those that truly know me, know that I love ranch.  Terrible for you, make a salad go from healthy to hazardous, ranch.  But I'm TRYING to be better. (Kim and BJoe-please let me know if you come up with a Whole30 approved ranch that matches the deliciousness that is Mill House ranch)    

Here's a few recipes that I'm looking forward to trying in the next few weeks:


-Audra

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