Thursday, September 19, 2013

Day 3

I decided to give up coffee starting today. I didn't really think I had a problem, but judging by how tired and cranky I was all day, I must've been a little more caffeine addicted than I realized. I didn't think I really drank that much, a cup or two a day, but I guess that was enough. Also, even though I came into this not expecting a lot of the carb withdrawal symptoms people usually experience -- because I did that back when i started Medifast and came from Medifast to this -- that may be playing into. has put together a handy timeline for what to expect during the Whole30, and based on my experience with Medifast, which caused similar stages, it seems pretty accurate. So if you know me in real life, and I seem a little grumpy the next few days, this is why.

Anyway, other than being tired and cranky, today went well. I added in a snack between lunch and dinner, and it helped a lot, so I'll probably start making sure I have one with me when I have to work or I'm going to have a long day for some reason. I actually asked on the Whole30 support forums if my meals seemed reasonable, and they suggested I might need to add more, particularly healthy fats. I feel like I'm eating a ton of food already, so I'm not sure about that, but I'll keep trying to pay attention to how I feel and how hungry I am.

And now to the food, which is pretty boring, I probably could've just pasted in the pics from yesterday, because they're basically the same. Fortunately I'm not bored too easily eating the same things over and over.
Day 3 Breakfast -- egg muffins, same as the last two days, breakfast salad leftover from yesterday, blackberries, macadamia nuts

Day 3 Lunch -- bunch of salad greens, carrots, snap peas, celery, roast chicken, with olive oil and lemon juice for dressing

Day 3 Supper -- leftover orange cinnamon beef stew, riced cauliflower, blackberries in coconut milk with a little cinnamon

Tomorrow, i'm having a sweet potato, I hope. I have some baking in the crock pot, I hope they turn out since I've never done them that way before.


  1. Girl, no coffee?!!! Why? Isn't it Ok to have some vices in life? Dear lord, I can hardly caption without coffee! LOL

    1. Honestly, I usually drink it with cream and sugar, or at least with one or the other, and on this program I've had to cut out both, and the coconut milk that is allowed just wasn't quite the same. I'm pretty sure at some point it will make its way back into my diet, but until the end of this 30 days I'm going to try to go without.