Whole 30: Day 18 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!


5:30 Black coffee

6:30 2 eggs on collard greens and mushrooms with 1/4 avocado

11:00 Pre-workout tuna

12:30 Ethiopian chicken stew, collard greens with cranberries and pecans

3:30 Banana, 2 tsp coconut butter

6:00 Beef patty, Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts and HB egg, roasted sweet potatoes

Food Kept with the bigger lunch and I think that works better for me. I also notice that I still want something in the evenings, but if I just ignore it, the desire goes away. Tonight, I wanted an apple. Totally healthy, not a big deal, right? Only I’m not hungry, just wanting, so that goes back to listening and understanding what is happening inside my mind and body. Score one for listening attentively.

Mood Not my upbeat self still, but I’m not face first in a tub of ice cream so that’s good!

Sleep 7 hours. Better!

Exercise My workout at the gym was somewhat affected by my mood. I probably should have had more cardio in it to generate some feel good hormones. Instead I found 30 minutes to do some yoga this afternoon and that was perfect.


6 thoughts on “Whole 30: Day 18 Recap

  1. Congrats on starting the Whole30! Keep up the great work!
    Plenty of fat at each meal helped me to make it the 4-5 hours to my next meal w/o snacking.
    As far as sleep, I don’t know if you drink coffee, I had to cut down to half-caf, I was so … energized.

    • Great point on making sure I get enough fat. It does make a difference!

      The coffee is an interesting thought. I generally only drink caffeinated in the morning and then an occasional decaf in the afternoon, but I wonder…

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