Written from truth by Alicia Wood
I'm hungry. It's 9:15am as I write this and all I want to do is eat. I ate 4 egg muffins this morning for breakfast, a handful of strawberries and a handful of almonds. Still hungry. Granted - I ate all of that 4 hours ago, so I guess that makes sense.
It's suggested that you eat breakfast within the hour of waking up, and because I wake up to teach classes so early - that means I have to eat at like 5:30a. Sometimes I can't stomach all that much at 5:30a. Also - it's 5:30a sooooo....I need to have it really friggen' prepared the night before or else it's not happening. I used to eat an apple for breakfast. I know that wasn't enough- nor did it provide me with protein and fat, but it would hold me over until after my classes when I could get more food in my belly. Well, if I had time...
Yesterday I caught myself just standing in front of the fridge with the door open, longing for something to eat. This is already after I had several snacks throughout the day. Including me seeing strawberries that were clean and I simply just had to eat them. Just cause.
My biggest issue was last night - watching TV with Jordan. I wanted a snack so bad. You're not supposed to eat 2 hours before bed along with the whole trying not to snack thing. I couldn't focus because all I wanted was to put together a plate with prosciutto, some cucumbers and olives - maybe a tomato. Not even candy. I wanted what I knew was there. I definitely wasn't hungry, but I've developed such a habit of snacking before bed that it's actually something I need to break. Which makes me so excited for this program. Breaking old habits and creating new healthy rituals is why I'm here. (And I can understand why people do Whole30 more than once)
Yesterday I did some prep midday. I made the breakfast delights. I had leftover ground meat from lettuce wraps the other day, added sautéed onions and zucchini, whisked eggs and topped with a tomato. I heated them up in a pan or else I would have hated them cold.
I also had a handful of almonds and a few strawberries. If I had the time I would have added 1/2 an avocado, but that's not really a "eat out of my Tupperware* while I walk to the gym meal" You know?
Lunch: Lunch today was pretty epic.
I had a leftover chicken breast topped with grilled onion, garlic and jalapeno. I also added Salsa after because it was a dry. Half an avocado, broccoli and a raw pepper with prosciutto and preserved tomato inside. It was so tasty. I never would have ever purchased the preserved tomatoes or the salsa before. 1. because they were hella expensive from the market and 2 cause they were hella expensive. Why would I risk not liking it for that price? Well, when you're on Whole30, you're too damn scared to go out for dinner so the money you save on eating out and boozing - you put into preserves. Oh. Life. And, bonus - they were delicious and totally elevated the meal.
Post Gym snack. Okay - before this mini meal (you're supposed to eat before and directly after a workout, you basically get an extra meal! (Wahoo!) I messed this up a bit. After the gym I went rode my bike to The Healthy Butcher (more on that later) and then Loblaws without snacking first. By the time I was in loblaws I was really friggen' hangry and lost. I had no idea what I was there to buy - everything I did want - they didn't have. I basically bought a whole bunch of nuts and more preserves...
Healthy Butcher though - Oh man - THE BEST! I got meat sticks. MEAT STICKS! Like these are guilty pleasure of mine from when I was a kid. Other kids would get chocolate bars and I would get meat sticks. Who am I kidding, I also got the chocolate bars. (And still would - salty and sweet - what?!?) I also got compliant beef jerky and a whole bunch of sausages including ones for breakfast.
Thankfully once I got home I had both of the meatsticks and some celery and calmed the f*ck down.
Dinner: Steak - lets do this.
ps. I'm too irritated with life to post pics. sorry.