I love parts of this...whole foods, no sugar, no dairy. But it's not something I think I am prepared to do for an entire month. It's very restrictive and I find breakfasts quite hard especially because I shouldn't eat eggs.
Having done this for a short time, I will say that I am going to adopt some of the recipes and principals into my regular meals. I like the "break" from grains in general, and the break from dairy. It's a reminder that you don't need them at every meal. Also, anyone can benefit from the reduction of sugar in their diet.
I also think that taking photos of my food has been helpful from a 'journaling' point of view. I have always HATED journaling what I am eating, but taking a photo of it seems super easy. For the next little while I am going to take photos of all food eaten (photo journaling so to speak) so at the end of the day, I have a full picture of what it all was.
Lunch today was leftover chicken 'verde' with guacamole, sweet potatoes and salsa. It was absolutely delicious. I will have this meal again. It's an excellent no grain meal.
Dinner tonight was another easy one with the crockpot. I used all these ingredients plus some crumbled sausage from the Missing Link (Calgary Farmers Market) and also dumped a bunch of roasted vegetables into it at the end that were sitting in the fridge. I didn't want them to go bad.
Overall this was a great meal. Kind of a stew/chili. Perfect for a cold winters night!
I am also pretty sure that I am going to make this blog more private than it is. I have always felt funny about strangers reading it and so if one day you can't see it anymore, just send me an email and I will make available for you to see. I am not sure how it all works, but I will figure it out.
I honestly thought I would be able to do the Whole30 for well, the 30 days or at least more than 7. But it's pretty restrictive and at times it was a little challenging to find something to eat when I was hungry. Nuts and seeds were great options, but I did go a little overboard and my body didn't like that. Seeds are going to show more in my diet now. I purchased a big bag of pumpkin seeds at Costco and they are a great 'crunchy' treat so definitely going to rely more on those in the future.
Tomorrow morning I plan on having toast and peanut butter :)