I'm in the hump. I'm trudging through the Whole30 diet right now and slogging along. I'm tired of the limitations. I'm tired of cooking all the time but I'm loving how good I feel. According to the Whole30 Timeline, I'm right on track. So instead of eating SUGAR!, I thought I'd talk about my thoughts around Whole30.
I'm eating A LOT of veggies and I'm loving it but I am not loving the limitations to eating out. On the weekends, Scott and I like to eat out with Molly. It's a time we can gather together and enjoy some good food while taking time off from everyday which for me means cooking. I cook three meals a day. It's a lot of cooking. I run the dishwasher every single night because it is jammed packed from all the cooking I do everyday so once or twice a week, I like to take a break and let someone else do the heavy lifting.
I'm amazed at how my fridge goes from SUPER FULL to SUPER EMPTY in just one week. I had a packed, couldn't fit everything in the fridge last Monday and today, it's bare. It was stuffed with veggies and now it is empty. I love that I didn't throw away any food. We ate it all. As soon as Molly wakes up from her nap, we'll be heading out to re-stock the fridge.
I have embraced the 75% of my plate should be veggies concept. I love this and they really fill you up. I've been having HUGE plates of food and I love that. But veggies take time to prep. So one thing I am doing is cooking ahead. It's really the only way to handle Whole30. One of my friends told me that in order to be successful, I could not allow myself to get HANGRY and I've been doing well at that because I've been cooking ahead.
On the good end of things, I have lost a few pounds and I feel really good eating all the veggies I've been eating. I do not miss wheat at all and I'm not missing cheese as much as I thought I would. I have had some weird carb dreams where I ate a pile of pancakes but that was just weird. So in the 18 days I have left on Whole30, I'm going to continue to embrace the veggie, cook ahead and plan for my 31st day when I am going to have a big cup of Fro-Yo!