I AM SO EXCITED to have powered through and get this far to feel results!
My new favorite thing is coffee with coconut cream and sometimes a sprinkle of cinnamon.
I'm the only one in my family doing Whole 30 but they are super supportive and enjoy the dinners (like chicken, mixed steamed vegetables, potatoes and salads).
People are noticing the difference in my skin and how I look thinner. I don't check my weight, but I sure can tell I've lost something, as I can fit into shirts that I haven't fit in to in months. They feel so much more comfortable.... and it's like having a new wardrobe.
Challenge on Day 3 to go to lunch with friends celebrating and we always have a drink and dessert. They weren't thrilled that I couldn't toast with champagne but they were intrigued by the Whole30 concept. I ordered a very filling cold cobb/seafood salad (crab, shrimp, scallops) and had lemon w/olive oil for dressing. When they ordered dessert, I ordered a black coffee.
Day 17, at another lunch gathering, I ordered beef carpaccio and arugula salad with sliced pears (lemon and olive oil for dressing). I didn't get the truffle oil on the carpaccio just in case it wasn't compliant, so just used olive oil and salt. Yum!
Birthday party coming up this weekend. While they have cake, I'll have my Apple Pie larabar with coffee and coconut cream!
I don't want to go back to old ways (sugar dragon was breathing down my neck everyday). I miss having a glass of wine with the hubby, but other than that I don't have true cravings. If I see somebody eating a brownie or cake (my faves) near me I think about it for a minute (maybe my mouth waters a second), but if I have water or a few almonds, thoughts of brownies goes away.
Energy level is better than ever!! It's not a hyper energy...but a consistent/feel good, don't feel so tired at 3pm and don't get winded going up the stairs like I used to!
I'm planning to do another Whole 30 right after this one. So many awesome recipes out there...I'm excited to try more!
Congrats to all on our path/journey of being healthy and happy!