Whole 30: Day 2 Recap

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I’m doing a Whole 30 for a couple of reasons: 1) I want to feel great from the inside out, 2) Putting some stricter guidelines around my food choices keeps me from getting distracted by things that might otherwise tempt me, and 3) Sometimes it takes a while to reap the benefits of a change and having a timeline provides the structure and encouragement I need when I begin to feel impatient.

I plan to share what I eat each day to help me accurately judge what my body needs and to, hopefully, provide a little inspiration or planning assistance if you’re trying to figure out your day as well. If you have questions about anything, please leave me a comment.

Everyone is different, so I hope you don’t judge me too harshly by what I eat. And maybe you’ll see something that resonates with you and, in that case, excellent! If not, I’ll be posting different recipes on the blog too, so don’t despair!

Here’s to the journey!

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4:45 Black coffee

6:30 Italian scramble (recipe coming soon!), 1/4 avocado, a few grapes

11:00 1/4 c. of sweet potato and a small handful of raw nut trail mix

1:45 Sesame cucumber noodles with sautéed shrimp, hard boiled egg, pear

2:30 Black decaf.

6:30 Baked chicken, braised brussel sprouts, butternut squash noodles (love my spiral slicer!)

I ended up eating a second piece of chicken because my protein was a bit low and I was still hungry.

8:00 Small handful of nuts, banana

Spiraling bnut squash 2013Spiral Squash in pan 2013Dinner with spiral squash 2013

Food I feel good about my choices today but I was noticeably hungry. It Starts with Food (the book behind the Whole 30) recommends a pre- and post-workout snack that do not count as part of the meals. I wasn’t prepared enough this week to do that so grabbing a handful of nuts has been my go-to. It’s not ideal so I’ll be giving that some thought this weekend.

Mood Pretty good! I still feel confident and strong. Just busy and looking for my rhythm.

Sleep 7 hours last night but I am definitely still catching up.

Exercise Strength workout at the gym. Push day felt great, and I’ll still feel it tomorrow!

On to Day 3!

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