DeliciousNotDeprived Posted January 4, 2017 Share Posted January 4, 2017 Although yesterday I was fully Whole30 compliant, today is technically my Day One, as yesterday I spent the day preparing and making food for the week. This journey is going to be a triple-whammy (sp?) for me, as yesterday was also my first day with no cigarettes and without my daily bottle of wine (yes, embarassingly, and appallingly, I said whole bottle, not glass). I have no idea why I started smoking again at 30 years old (about to turn 34 this month), or how I got the the point that finishing a bottle of wine every evening is normal or okay (although that started during a period of unemployment just after my father's tragic and untimely death at 53 years old). All that to say that I am walking into this program, fully committed, and knowing all too well that it is going to be a struggle for me. A struggle through many vices, bad habits, and self-medicating patterns. I've been saying for well over a year now that I needed to make a major change, a commitment to myself and my health. I even paid a life coach for three months of help and weekly meetings. Nothing has stuck. When I make my own rules, it is all too easy to renegotiate them. So this time I'm going to follow someone else's rules. Not blindly, but because they make perfect and beautiful sense to me. I've always been opposed to any "diet" plan that requires protein shakes and costly supplements. Humans evolved over millions of years without consuming commercially manufactured protein powder, multi-vitamins, etc. I will follow Whole30 because I believe that it is truly good for me, and the best course to begin meaningful change for better overall health. Day 0 Food Prep: Yesterday I roasted two whole chickens with meat set aside for four lunches and two dinners. The bones turned into home-made stock brimming with fresh vegetables for future meals. I also made fresh mayo. Day 0 Food Log: Late Breakfast: 2 Eggs scrambled with Spinach, Tomato, Parsley, Basil, and Dill, along with half an Avocado, all topped with Hot Sauce Snack in place of Late Lunch (eaten when the first bad nicotine fit hit): Sliced Banana drizzled with Almond Butter, topped with Toasted Coconut Dinner: Chicken Cacciatore from the Whole30 book, served over Cauliflower "Rice" seasoned with zest and juice of one Lemon, and fresh Parsley Made it through my first day with yummy results! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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