Sunday, July 22, 2012

Whole30 : Day 8 & 9

Day 8 (7/21):
  • breakfast -- leftover Spaghetti Squash Carbonara (Now would be an excellent time to tell yall that I have absolutely no problem eating non-breakfast food for breakfast. No problem whatsoever. Can we still be friends???)
  • lunch -- pork chop bites, wilted kale, roasted green beans (Thanks for the super duper lunch, DennyJ!)
  • snack -- Blueberry Muffin Larabar (This one was way yum!)
  • supper -- sesame stir-fry with pork, zucchini, red bell pepper, and onion (Thanks for feeding me twice today, Paw! I'm a lucky gal.)
I felt good today. I was definitely hungry by the afternoon, but the Larabar kept it under control. Yay!

Day 9 (7/22):
  • breakfast -- scrambled eggs (2 whole eggs, 1 egg white) and leftover green beans
  • lunch -- leftover Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
  • snack -- handful of walnuts, slightly thawed frozen cherries
  • supper -- green smoothie (water, spinach, flax seeds, frozen mango chunks, frozen blueberries)
I didn't feel very good today. The headache was back and my energy was at about -16% by about 2:00. I'm not sure what was going on. I'm wondering if I'm not eating enough, or maybe I'm not getting enough protein/fat. I'm full after all of my meals, but I'm significantly hungry again usually within 2-3 hours. I definitely feel like my food is digesting much faster than back when I was eating the way I used to. I seriously need to work on my lunches/afternoon snacks. They're not keeping me full, and I'm tired of counting down the minutes until I can eat supper. Any ideas?

My goal for this coming week is to eat less fruit and fewer Larabars. I know the sugar in those is natural, but it's still sugar. I'm nervous about cutting back on these tasty treats so think good thoughts for me!

Here's to Week 2 of my adventure!

*A big THANK YOU to Morgan who reminded me that green beans are indeed Whole30 compliant! This makes me happy because I'm in a green bean fan club. Well, not really, but if one existed I might be!


  1. Props to you for making it this far Julie! I don't think I could do it :) I would recommend adding things like avocados, almond and nut butters, and chia seeds (heard of those?). All of those are high in fatty acids so they may increase your energy. You could put the chia seeds in your smoothies! Keep it up!


  2. I'm very interested in this...trying to think through my day though as to how I can make it work! The website says you can have green beans, sugar snap peas, and snow peas though, are you just taking it one step further? Cuz whoa!;) the green beans were making me think I could do it...this is so awesome! Way to go! I am so impressed! I've been reading your blog for a while, just not much of a commenter:) keep up the good work!!

  3. Manda, thank you so much for your advice! I're basically an expert on this kinda stuff ;) I'm definitely going to add in more good fats this week, and I'm hoping that will give me the energy to get off the couch! Eating MORE fat feels strange to me, since I've spent so many years trying to eat LESS fat. Guess I'll have to get used to it. Thanks for weighing in and I'll let you know how this week goes!


  4. Morgan, the only way I find this do-able is if I plan out all my meals/snacks every day. I think it would be pretty tough to manage if you "winged it". I'll keep sharing recipes so maybe you can find some things you're interested in!

    And THANK YOU for doing your research about the green beans. You're right and I'm wrong :) I forgot that green beans weren't counted as legumes as far as this goes. This makes me very happy because I love green beans! made my day :)

    Thanks for stopping by!



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