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Day 2 of the Whole 30

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

I'm not in Bangkok anymore, for the first time in 8 years I'm living back in the USA. Of course, now I'm gaining weight due to the difference in food and lifestyle. I need to nip it in the bud and lose the 20 pounds I've gained since September. So, as a complete diet revamp, I started the Whole 30.
Yesterday I ate fruits, nuts and some leftover meats during the day and had mustard chicken with onions for dinner. I also found myself opening a can of tuna at 4:00 in the afternoon and eating it plain like that because I was ravenous! I could have eaten everything in the kitchen, but I didn't. I showed good willpower, maybe because it was the first day? I decided (being proactive here) that I would cook something every night to eat the next day. I can't risk being ravenous like that and not having anything acceptable in the house. Part of the reason was that I just didn't eat enough, and not enough fats.
So, after dinner I went to the grocery store and bought the ingredients for the shepherd's pie in the book. I finished making it at 10:00 last night and ate it for breakfast today. It was good, but needed a lot of salt, which is strange for me because I almost never add salt to recipes. I brought some to work today for lunch along with a container of melon and strawberries, a bag of carrots and radishes, and a handful of almonds. It's a lot of food for me, but I don't want to get so hungry that I start to make bad choices.
I put some of the unused mashed sweet potato in my dehydrator this morning so hopefully I'll have potato flakes when I get home from work. My husband wanted to grill fish tonight, which is a recipe he normally uses bread crumbs for, but I'm hoping the potato flakes can substitute for bread crumbs.
It's an experiment, but if it doesn't work I still have leftover chicken and, so I should be fine either way. I bought some back-up food. Tonight I'll go buy more fats, like avocados and coconut and start incorporating them into my diet.
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  • FLORIDASUN
    I'm cheering you on! The Whole 30 has worked for many of our fellow sparkies...keep on keepin' on my friend! emoticon
    1419 days ago
  • SPROUTLET
    Hi Sarah
    I'm really happy to hear from you and I wish you all the best with your eating plan.
    Your taste buds and your body have been through a fair bit of change what with going from Italy to the Far East and now to the States. It may take them, and you, a while to fully adjust.
    May you eat well and feel good today!

    1420 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I hope you enjoy the Whole 30 diet. It sounds like you are eating well so far.
    1420 days ago
  • CLAIREINPARIS
    It is good to hear from you again! I hope you are well despite the weight gain, and enjoying being in the USA again! All the best for the Whole 30 challenge!
    1420 days ago
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