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PLEASE AND THANK YOU
Wow. Maybe I’ll learn to cook.
As I said in my last post, I finished the Whole30 on Saturday.
It’s now Wednesday, and I have some reflections…
I knew I would have to wean myself back onto things that I hadn’t had in month, like things with sugar, and things like rice and corn (trying to continue staying away from gluten, dairy and potato, and minimise the sugar of course).
But I have to confess, I’ve gone a bit crazy. I think I just got really excited to eat again the things I had to say no to for the duration of the cleanse.
But 4 days into eating ‘what i want’ (we’re talking gelato, doritos, sushi, cookies my sister baked, birthday cakes from friends birthdays last month that i took home and froze….) and I can REALLY FEEL IT. I feel GROSS. and BLOATED. and MOODY.
Today I had the worst anxiety i’ve had for 3 weeks. My stomach feels unsettled, and just overall… I’m not sure that eating those tasty sweet things is worth it!
I mean… it seems worth it at the time… yummy tasty things… and it’s so nice to just be lazy occasionally now… but after losing 8kg and having everyone notice and compliment me, and after feeling just AMAZING even BEFORE i found out how much I lost, and now comparing that to how I feel now…
THIS SAID, I want to really branch out with what I make when I go back full paleo. and so I don’t want to start back strict until my “Well Fed” gets here (EEH THANKS TARA! <3) So until then, I’m added some occasional gluten free bread to the diet, and not saying no to things just because they have sugar in them. Also… alcohol. Mmmmm.
A random salad I threw together.
It has: torn spinach leaves, shaved fennel, diced tomato, cooked sweet potato, steamed capsicum, mushrooms, lemon juice, and responsibly fished tuna. Salt, pepper and a splash of paleo balsamic vinegar to taste.
it would have been more awesome with a creamy mayonnaise, but i’ve yet to try making my own. Cant wait for my “Well Fed” book to get here, to try out all the recipes!
Lovely medium-rare grass-fed organic rib fillet on steamed carrot, zucchini, capsicum and cauliflower, with mushroom, salt and pepper.
this was yesterdays lunch (and dinner. it’s so much easier just to cook all at once :P)
my chef husband was very impressed!
Amazing grass-fed angus rib fillet with a side of roast mushroom, spanish eggplant, carrot and fennel :D
this was tonight’s dinner, and it was amazing.
Panfried Blue Grenadier with Citrus Fennel salad!
And I actually made and plated this all on my own! (after sammy showed me how to do it the previous night).
The salad is amazing, I’m so excited to have discovered fennel!
Here’s a better picture of my awesome eggplant & chicken lasagne :D
I need to make some more!
Feeling great, though the effort is making me weary… which makes me SO ESPECIALLY thankful for my chef husband, who seems to be having fun with the challenge of making paleo meals :D
Feeling a bit sad that I can’t have a drink on my birthday on Friday, but I guess everyone can owe me one in October. haha!
I’ve been told by two different people on two separate occasions that I’m looking ‘great’ and others have been giving me really good feedback. :)
And I meant to upload pictures of food each day… but I haven’t… so I’ll post some now :)
I know how to better explain it to people now! It’s “Paleo”! Rather than telling people it’s “my weird new diet thing” haha.
Also I just discovered a recipe book called Well Fed, entirely paleo recipes, plus HEAPS of tips for making it an actual sustainable option for long term!
I started this Whole30 planning on just doing the 30 days. At the start, I couldn’t wait for October when I can eat processed things again (or LAZY things, as I like to call them :P)… Lately I’ve been feeling that I’d like to continue cutting out all sugar (though wean myself back onto natural sugars - honey etc) and remain gluten-free (but bring on the gluten-free bread/pasta options!)… but dairy, gimmie dairy!
However, now that I understand the paleo diet better, and have read up on it more, I really feel like it would be a great choice!
Realistically, I don’t know how closely I’ll stick to it, but I’m thinking that in November, I’ll re-stock my pantry to ONLY contain paleo ingredients. I might not eat strictly paleo when I dine out, but for every time I eat at home, I’ll be eating right :D Especially with this awesome cookbook, once I can afford it! :)
OMG Husband just gave me eggplant chips he’s been making for me and they’re DELICIOUS. Fo’ Real.
I’m so excited.
Feelings-wise, I’ve still been feeling dizzy when I stand up quickly, but I’m not getting headspins like I was last week, I haven’t had a headache, I feel great. Still not adjusted energy-wise, but between mine and the husbands work hours, I’m not helping myself very much when it comes to getting proper sleep.
Also I need to work on not snacking so much.
I was given some great feedback at Zumba last night, told by the ladies that I was looking great :D And I felt like I kept up with the really hard set of routines we did at Zumba too!
It’s hard to comment on my moods too, as there’s a LOT going on my life that makes me feel things slightly out of the ordinary, so it’s hard to compare and judge. I do feel a more able to concentrate, and I know today I felt more motivated to get things done :)
So yeah, I’ve decided: Paleo is the way to go :)
Oops, was supposed to post that here!