So far so good.. for the Whole 30 diet that is. Amanda and I just started the Buoyant Whole Food 30 this week and it is supposed to be one of the toughest weeks of the program as your body starts to adjust to your new habits and has withdrawal-like systems from its lack of added sugar and carbohydrates.
I have not had the Week 1 headaches or the feeling of being extremely tired, at least yet, but I am certainly craving pizza. To be fair, I always have, and probably always will, crave pizza, even if I’ve just eaten, so maybe that isn’t a fair assessment of the program. Regardless, a lot of the ease I am experiencing in Week 1 has to be credited to Amanda, who has cooked great lunches, snacks, and dinners and completed a ton of work to successfully plan meals ahead. It took a lot of preparation and creativity, as well as execution, so I am extremely grateful for her efforts. And it doesn’t hurt that she’s actually made good meals.
I’ll admit: if I was trying this alone, I would probably end up eating bland steak or chicken with some non-flavored vegetable every day. But check out some of what Amanda has made:
- Balsamic Turkey + Butternut Squash = homey and full of flavor
- Shrimp + Cabbage + Pistachio Stir Fry = light and tasty
- Turnip “Potato” Salad with Homemade Mayo = tastes like a no potato, potato salad
- Cardamom Coconut Cream + Pomegranates (see yesterday’s post) = dessert cereal
- Chicken + Guacamole = BEST post workout meal
Yeah.. healthy can taste good too!
Webbie’s Wisdom (or lack thereof): The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.