Well folks, we’ve made it past Day 20 and I’m here with an update. Like last year, I feel like the back part of a Whole30 is rougher. I’m not sure why that is, but I’m definitely missing some thing.
Feelings Update: There were some hard days from Day 11-20. First of all, I wanted chocolate and candy and mainly sugar. I really let myself go last year due to being pregnant and then having an infant and generally rewarding myself with food (not the best idea) and I am missing having an excuse and not actually needing to lose weight, but to gain it. (Yes, I know gaining chocolate weight isn’t healthy for baby…but go tell that to a pregnant women. I dare you.)
I find if I keep myself full at meals and have a herbal tea after dinner, I can get through OK. Generally the hardest triggers are watching movies (cue the popcorn!) and friendly gatherings (cue the needless chips and salsa, chocolate cookies, etc. All unnecessary and all ultimately an excuse.) Luckily my friends once again like last year have been understanding and had options available at all times – thanks team!
Tomorrow I head to Chicago to visit my family, and I’m a bit nervous about traveling. Once I arrive, my sister is also doing Whole30, so I’m not worried about it while I’m there, but I want to make sure I’m eating well enough while traveling – but I’m going alone with Evie, so this could be double trouble. I’ve packed snacks. Many snacks.
What We’ve Been Eating:
We basically repeated what we ate last week – carnitas, chicken tenders, rosemary meatballs, random chicken stir fry. Simple items I knew that a) Jeff would like and b) I had ingredients for and c) I could put together simply. This coming week I think we’ll be branching out with my family, so stay tuned for those recipes!
One oldie but goodie I made this week was Taco Salad with this AMAZING DRESSING.
I think I’m going to just constantly be making this dressing from here on out. With more garlic than it calls for. It’s mostly avocado, coconut cream, and has a ton of cilantro too (which I don’t normally like but in this, it’s great!)
I’ve had this for a few meals, and it’s just so, so good. It gives me hope at the end of this Whole30 tunnel.
Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram – I’ve been documenting what I’m eating there every day! And wish me luck tomorrow on my flight to Chicago w/ the little one!