Just a 27 year old trying to change her lifestyle and vowing to purge how she feels instead of food. Paleo and loving it.
Questions? Comments? Concerns?
I’m watching Science of Stupid with the boys and I keep getting distracted by the Stupid.
Anyways. I had a great breakfast of turkey sausages and spinach and two eggs. Delicious. Still can’t do this bullet proof coffee thing. I’m just not feeling any form of coffee. Moose and I went mini golfing and for some reason my brain went haywire. I wanted a Del’s frozen lemonade and maybe if I had just gotten him one and had two sips everything would have been fine, but I resisted and we went to lunch instead. I let myself have a diet coke, which I don’t have much don’t ever finish because its just too sweet. I had a burger without a bun, bacon, guacamole, and tomatoes, with fries on the side - not w30 approved so that was my second mistake. Moose got a treat for our movie viewing and I ended up buying a Lindt 85% chocolate bar. Now, if I had just had a bite I think my day also would have gone better, but I decided the w30 was more important and I needed to stick with it so I put the bar in the freezer and didn’t eat it. Instead halfway into the movie I ate ten of these jolly rancher stuffed chews Moose got. I still didn’t think I’d gone too far until I picked up Curly to meet her midwife and then to get dinner. I could have easily created a lobster meal out of a lobster roll, sans roll, with a baked potato or veggies instead of the traditional roll I got with french fries and onion rings and a cup of chowder with oyster crackers. So dinner was a major failure and I immediately felt sick. My stomach became distended, my heart raced, and I just felt like shit to be honest. I managed to get my hands on some activated charcoal, took two tablets, and drank a ton of water. Then the boys and I set out to finish my 10k steps - I’m at 8.5k now so still working on it - and hoping tomorrow will be better.
I know on the Whole 30 you’re supposed to restart if you fuck up, but realistically this will be my diet forever and hopefully I won’t fuck up again in the next 30 days - especially know how bad I felt - so I’m counting the day and moving on.
On the Whole 30 Challenge you vow to spend thirty days eating three major meals (snacks if you need) of fats, protein, and veggies. You can have fruit as well. They want you to eat whole foods, foods that nourish you. They don’t tell you how much to have or in what order. They want you to have a good relationship with food.
The Fast Metabolism Diet asks you to spend 28 days eating on three different phases during the week. Phase 1 you eat high carb, phase 2 high protein, phase 3 high fat.
Now, for me, the major difference in these two plans is that one is something I can keep up forever (Whole 30) and the other is not (FMD). I feel like for me, the Whole 30 is much safer. I am a neurotic food binger and to not have to think about food and be chronically upset about what I’m eating is amazing. On the FMD I was miserable. I hated the food and I had no creativity on specific days. Whole 30 is much easier when you prep food a head of time, but its also easy to wing it if you have food on hand. On Whole 30, even the first days where your in a carb flu and I’ve had migraines and a cough, I already feel better. My gluten bloat has gone away. My body feels better. My mind is clearer again. All the food I’m eating fills me and is fun and that is the most important thing for me.
I’m definitely going to do a Whole 30, maybe a Whole 45 or 60, and then try and incorporate dark chocolate back into my diet. I just don’t want to fall off the bandwagon just when school starts. If I have to keep up this diet into school that’s totally fine. It’s the best plan for me.
I have barely moved all weekend. I mean like legit all weekend. Usually I strive to get at least 10k steps a day, but between my migraine Friday and binge watching tv this weekend I have barely made it to 7k cumulatively. Today I don’t think I’ve gotten to two thousand!
There is something wrong with my ears. I am convinced if I could get someone to actually dig into it they would be able to see that my headaches and eye pain and throat issues last month are all directly related to what’s going on in my ears…
Breakfast was three fresh eggs from the coup with spinach and guacamole. Once again I tried to drink coffee but couldn’t get more than a few sips in. I woke up at 1015 and ate immediately. I was hungry at noon and had a snack of pepperoni and cashews. I decided to just make a huge lunch and try and be full until dinner. I had seven turkey sausages with a whole white potato and spinach. On the side was large bitter green salad with walnuts, peaches, balsamic vinegar, and oil. So good. So filling. I can now feel my “hunger” this afternoon is just boredom. Dinner will be burgers or found beef somehow, broccoli, and guacamole. My favorite dessert is now coconut cream over peaches and bananas. I don’t have bananas (I ate one at breakfast) so maybe some cherries and strawberries? Or peaches and strawberries…hmm the possibilities.