Day 9: Whole30

Made it through Day 9 and my goal for the last three days was to NOT go to the grocery store. It seems like I always need something. And it’s not just one store … Trader Joe’s, Costco, Kroger … you would think I was cooking for more than just me!

Part of the preparation for this month was to read It Starts with Food. I’m still reading it and it’s been really helpful to understand the program. Here’s a quick excerpt:

“It’s only thirty days.

It’s for the only body you will ever have in this lifetime.

After only thirty days, you’ll know how those foods you used to eat work in your body – how they affect your energy levels, sleep, mood and physical performance. You’ll know how your food choices were affecting your skin, your hair, your joints and your digestive tract. You’ll learn how your diet played into your disease, medical condition, or hard-to-define collection of symptoms. In just thirty days, you will see for yourself, firsthand, how these things we’ve been talking about – an unhealthy psychological response, hormonal disruption, gut permeability, systemic inflammation – have been affecting you. And then you’ll know whether these foods truly make you less healthy which will give you the power to decide what you are going to do about it.

It’s time to step up and do what’s right for you, and for your body, for the long-term.”

Here was my meal plan for today:

Breakfast: Returned to my favorite Whole30 Breakfast Bowl. It’s just good and doesn’t take long.

Lunch: Leftover cauliflower rice and veggies with chicken apple sausage and the Chicken Chile Lime burger. This one held up great from Sunday.

Snack: Roasted plantains

Dinner: Made up the final Chile Lime burger (didn’t get sick of this one with eating it the last three days) over zucchini noodles and the avocado sauce from the Zucchini Noodle Breakfast Bowl. 




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