Saturday, May 14, 2016

whole30 round3

A Whole30 is a great intro to a paleo lifestyle and we did our first one a few years ago.  It was a great experience - lots of work, but worth it.  Then while pregnant with Anya I basically did a Whole70.  Also worth it.

I'm diving back into my whole30 round3.  I'm actually halfway through it!  I've had much less trouble with cravings and willpower this time.  My first pizza one hit today.  In fact, it's been tougher to get enough calories and foods in.  

I found this cool graphic on Mel Joulwan's site:

It's a great list!  It's not hard to find something on there to eat.  I'm actually doing no nuts or fruit for the first 30 days, so it's been a little tougher, but not difficult.  It is hard to go out, but we haven't had much time for that lately anyway.  I went out with friends the other night, forgot when I scheduled it that I had a fasting blood test in the morning, and ended up just having water.  It's all worth it for health!  We'll see if I can keep it up.

W30 D13 - buffalo chicken

My health has been so problematic lately that I need to reset diet and gut health so that we can figure out if something more serious is happening.  It's been a crazy couple of weeks of detox!  I am feeling more energetic and positive overall - not quite as light and fresh as I'd like to feel, but I think it's all a step in the right direction.

I'm always so thankful for the food that I have available and the cooking resources out there for when I decide to eat well and really take care of myself.  This salad is shredded purple cabbage, topped with chicken (I batch poached a couple of pounds), a dollop of homemade lemon mayo, some avocado, and Tessemae's buffalo sauce on the chicken.  It was an amazing lunch!

Here's to good food, good health, and taking good care of the gifts that we're given.  With manna and beyond.  <3