Morning; For breakfast on days 3 & 4 I had the Diner Breakfast — two fried eggs, some breakfast sausage, and a delicious sweet potato hash (recipe on page 208). This is the BEST breakfast combination, Whole30 or not! The recipe also makes so much sausage and hash that I had plenty for leftovers the next morning, day 4, so all I had to do was fry my eggs, score!
I remained full all the way until lunch — perhaps feeling “fuller” than I had on days 1 and 2. I don’t know if it was the extra carbs curbing my appetite or if my body is adjusting to the new eating plan, but I didn’t miss my morning snack on these two days.
Lunch: I try to plan to eat lunch between 12:30 and 1:00 so the time between lunch and dinner doesn’t kill me. I wasn’t really hungry until around that time either, so that makes it easier. On days 3 & 4, I had a salad for lunch with seared chicken (page 157) and a homemade vinaigrette dressing (page 326) — delicious! I also added half an apple and avocado to the salad to make it more filling.
I did have a cup of coffee both days, sometime around 2pm. I absolutely love this Nutpods creamer — it tastes like real cream and it has saved me on this 30 days! I’m starting to get used to the taste of coffee without honey it in, although I haven’t totally let that craving go yet…
I also had a “sweet snack” on day 4 of the Whole30 challenge. I mixed 1/4 cup blueberries with 3 Tbs coconut milk, and sprinkles unsweetened coconut flakes on top. This is a GREAT snack I will be making again in the near future! (Just make sure your coconut flakes are unsweetened and Whole30 compliant).
Dinner: On day 3, I grilled steaks (page 216) with roasted potatoes and green beans (page 167). What I love about the Whole30 book is that the recipes are so simple and so healthy! My husband even said “we could eat like this forever!). If you haven’t invested in the Whole30 book , I HIGHLY recommend you do so.
Whole30 Week 1, Days 3 & 4 Energy Level: My overall energy level for Whole30 days 3 and 4 has been on the incline. I would say day 4 was better than day 3 so it is coming!
Whole30 Week 1, Days 3 & 4 Willpower Strength: I actually haven’t had much temptation to cave and eat things not along the Whole30 diet during these two days.
Whole30 Week 1, Days 3 & 4 Emotional State: I am a little more agitated than normal/ on edge. It could be because of my husbands work schedule, maybe just hormones from being pregnant, or maybe my body is detoxing and missing my sugar indulges.
Whole30 Week 1, Days 3 & 4 Biggest Challenge: My biggest challenge on days 3 & 4 is still the evening snacking. I am accustomed to going to bed immediately after a small snack, and I am having a hard time with this adjustment! In the evening, I couldn’t stop thinking about a banana with peanut butter, but I stuck to the plan and eventually fell asleep.