Week three was TOUGH, guys.
I felt a TON of cravings, which were really difficult to ignore. I also felt like I hit a slump where I got a bit bored of food and kept making the same things over and over and eating leftovers…
I spent almost this entire week thinking about all the foods I can’t eat and desperately wanting them. Chips, brownies, ice cream, pasta, rice, poutine, and chicken wings. You name it, I at some point – even if only briefly – wanted it – badly. It was brutal. I felt like I was pregnant all over again. THANKFULLY I made it through and I didn’t eat anything I craved. I even successfully turned down a BITE of cake. BOOM. I’ve got this. So while yes, I craved a LOT of non-compliant foods, I had the strength and willpower to turn them down, and 2015 me would never have been able to do that!
Alright, I guess boredom is a strong word. I wasn’t feeling super creative this week, though. I went out for lunch once, ordered in once since we were so busy working on our house, and ate leftovers for lunches every day. I know what I can and can’t eat really well now, so grabbing something quick (and boring?) is easy. Most nights we just had meat and veggies. We’re pretty busy getting the house ready to sell, and I have a lot of projects on the go for the blog, so eating is just fuel and I was doing what I needed to do to just get it over with quickly. Thankfully week 4 seems to be going better and I’ve already made a creative recipe (coming to the blog on Wednesday!).
I’m really looking forward to seeing if I lost any weight. When I went into this it was purely to see if I could actually do it, and to find out if my body is intolerant of anything like dairy or grains, but losing weight would obviously be a huge plus, as it’s a goal of mine for 2016.
My go-to is obviously meat (roast, pork chops, chicken breast, etc) with sides of veggies. I either make potatoes, or cauliflower mash, and then a green veggie. It’s Mike’s favourite, and it’s easy for me. This week I experimented and made a fajita style chicken for lettuce tacos, and it was quite good. I just used crushed tomatoes and taco seasonings, then topped with guacamole. The family got to eat theirs with cheese, sour cream, and corn, but I still enjoyed the meal and was happy with it. I ate leftover fajita style chicken on top of a salad with avocado. No dressing. Cauliflower mash is still amazing, but what else is new? I think this week we will have a stir fry on cauliflower rice, because I am really craving stir fry! AND I have a cauliflower soup recipe coming to the blog on Wednesday for you guys. Can you tell Cauliflower was finally on sale!?
Are you guys sick of my bacon and eggs yet? Me either. In fact my friends even asked me to make them a Whole 30 breakfast, and they loved it. I’m also not sick of oranges, and any time I feel a craving for something sweet, or juice or soda, I just eat an orange. The sweet juice from it takes the craving away instantly.
I’m curious to see how I feel once the challenge is over and I attempt to eat non-Whole 30 compliant foods again. How will my body react?
Have you taken the Whole 30 challenge? How did week three go for you?