Thursday, January 13, 2011

I'm doing the Whole30!

Well, I have finished my heavy cream, stuck the pastured butter in the freezer and am not feeling tempted by cheeses, so it's time to hunker down!  I began my Whole30 program two days ago (click on badge at the top-right of the page for all the info) because I feel pretty good, but want to feel great!  At the end of the thirty days, I'm going to try adding dairy back in, and I'm hoping it goes well.  I've never been one to chug a glass of milk but dammit, I love butter, and coffee without cream just doesn't do it for me.  As for coffee, I'm playing around with that, and may cut it out for awhile as well.  I stuck a can of coconut milk in the fridge, and have been scooping some of the cream from the top into my coffee, but it just isn't the same, and when I drink it, I yearn for real cream and a packet of truvia :(  I'm one of the lucky few that doesn't need coffee to function, but I love having a hot drink in the morning on my way to work, so I may just switch to green tea; that way I won't feel like I'm having a sub-par version of what I really want.

Eating has been pretty easy, despite the beautiful apple cake that has been sitting on the table behind me at work!  Here's the breakdown of what I've been eating:
Breakfasts- Deviled eggs made with homemade mayo, eggs fried in avocado oil w/bacon, apple/almond butter "pancakes" (crap!  Paleo-fied treats are not allowed!  I don't have an emotional attachment to pancakes so this wasn't a derailment to me, but from now on I'll save these for after the 30 days)
Lunches- Big salad topped with veggies, grilled chicken, olive oil; baked chicken and kale; I'm drawing a blank on tuesday's lunch, I know there was salad involved...
Dinners- Tuesday night was burger topped with caramelized onions, with sautéed kale and sweet potato & parsnip oven fries, last night was ribeye steak with roasted broccoli, and left over kale & fries.  Boyfriend doesn't like kale, so I've eaten a whole pot of it these last couple days!


  1. Sounds like you're doing great! It was really hard for me to transition from having whole milk in my coffee to plain black, but I stuck with and now prefer it that way. I also know I can't tolerate so even a drop in my morning joe upset my stomach.

    good luck!

  2. Thanks! I'm hoping I'll be able to add the dairy back in without incident, but I'm missing the Truvia most of all! I didn't expect that to be the toughest thing for me. Hopefully I can learn to love black coffee too...