Whole 30: Day 5 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

8:30 Kale and eggs with salsa and avocado-citrus cream

11:30 Pork and pepper stew on butternut squash noodles with avocado-citrus cream (recipe coming soon!)

2:00 Small handful of grapes, a teaspoon of coconut butter, coffee

6:00 Pina Colada Chicken (from Well Fed 2) on my Creamy Allspice Cauliflower Rice (another recipe coming soon!)

Creamy Allspice Cauliflower Rice 2013

8:00 Hot tea

Food I miss mints! I’m not a mint junky or anything and I brush my teeth a lot, but sometimes I just want to pop in a mint. Maybe it’s for the sweet taste, maybe it’s to keep my mouth busy without eating, I don’t know – I just want a mint! Today when that happened, I stopped and recognized it for what it was. An urge. Food urges are easier to handle than true cravings (there’s a difference – believe me!) and I had just handed a mint to my son, so of course I wanted one. I waited it out, thought of something else and it passed. But I can already tell, that one will be coming up again.

Mood I was at the pumpkin patch with my kiddo and a bunch of school friends on a gorgeous fall day. I’d say my mood is pretty good today!

Sleep 8 hours. A complete accident because I shut the alarm off and we fell back asleep. I guess that extra hour was definitely NEEDED.

Exercise Generally I work out nearly every day. This week’s craziness made that hard. I am really craving a good workout and I’ve got it on the calendar for tomorrow morning, early, because the rest of Saturday doesn’t have room. When my days are overbooked, I have to the get my workout in at the crack of dawn!

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