Last day, people! I have a wide range of thoughts on Whole30 that I will share later this week, but today is about the food highlights from week 4.
Whole30 Week 4
I won’t bombard you with too many pictures of variations of the same breakfast. The vegetable(s) change but the sweet potatoes and egg don’t.
Salads…surprise. I put my beet cauliflower rice on top of salads this week. That color steals the freaking show.
Two dinners out, one (bad) picture of proof. This was ahi tuna with an avocado and mango salad.
This was a good one…pork chops with a roasted red pepper sauce, fried plantains and roasted root vegetables. I forget how much I love pork chops. Not sure if I made the plantains correctly. They tasted more like cardboard than anything. I prefer carbs in the form of potatoes.
Balsamic glazed grilled chicken, salad and vegetables
My weekly salmon and zoodles
Salmon, broccolini and a white sweet potato
This cashew butter + every fruit and vegetable possible.
How I’m Feeling
-Still no stomach pain, which was the main reason for doing the program in the first place.
-I did have about two days of bad bloating and indigestion but I’m 90% sure it was from overeating almond butter. It cleared up and I’m back to normal. I’m not kidding when I say I don’t eat nut butter in moderation…
-The thirst continues! Apparently this is a thing for other people on Whole30 because I Googled it and a forum popped up with comments from other participants. My mom has been extremely thirsty too and we kept blaming it on the weather (I said that last week) but after a month of thirst we knew it had to be something else. It’s not necessarily a bad thing just kind of annoying. We still aren’t sure what the main cause is (too many vegetables? Not enough of a certain food?) but again, not a huge deal.
-Eating out isn’t impossible, but it isn’t a breeze. I’m used to having restrictions because of celiac but it’s not fun to have a laundry list of “requirements.”