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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Day 6

I was really tired again today, so I went back and looked at the Whole30 Timeline and it looks like I'm about on schedule. I was having trouble staying awake at work today, so it would be nice for this part to be over with, which according to their timeline should happen in the next day or two. 

Anyway, to the food:

Breakfast -- sweet potato and zucchini, three fried eggs, half an avocado.

Lunch -- big handful of salad greens, carrots, celery, zucchini, seasoned ground beef, half an avocado, a peach.

Supper -- Leftover salmon, raw carrots, celery and snow peas (I was feeling lazy and didn't want to cook any veggies) plus, not pictured, a peach and a handful of almonds.
Tomorrow's the end of week one. I knew the first week or so would be hard, because Medifast has a similar effect, when you give up sugar and bread and all of that. I did think maybe I'd get by without going through most of the hard part, since I came straight from Medifast to this plan without adding a bunch of stuff into my diet between them, but I guess that wasn't enough to avoid it completely.

The hardest part is definitely planning and cooking. Since I'm single and don't have to feed anyone but myself, I don't usually bother to pre plan, I just eat what I feel like, and before this, if I didn't feel like cooking, I could go out. Going out now seems like it would be very difficult, given the sheer number of things I'm supposed to avoid, and the number of things that contain sugar that you don't think would, and how soy seems to sneak into everything in some form or another, not to mention avoiding dairy and wheat products. Whatever I decide to do after the end of this 30 day period, whether it's basically just sticking to this same plan or trying to add in dairy or other foods, I can say I will be paying a lot more attention to labels -- and not just the calories and fat content, which is all I used to really look at, but the actual ingredients. I knew there were a lot of chemicals and salt and other unexpected stuff in some foods, but I guess I never realized exactly how widespread it was, and I think the sheer number of things that have added sugar explains a lot about the obesity rate in this country. Even people trying to cook at home, thinking that's healthier than having fast food, can be putting sugar into everything without realizing it if they're not paying attention. Case in point -- I would love to add bacon to my egg casserole thing for the week, not a lot of it, just enough to have that lovely salty bacon flavor, and it would be allowed within the whole30, if I could find it in a form that didn't have sugar. There are some out there at some grocery stores, I hear, and I could special order some online if I were really desperate, but I can't just walk into our local HEB and pick some up. I didn't even find any when i was at Whole Foods. I would've expected this if I were looking at, say, maple bacon, but really, does the just plain old regular bacon really need sugar? That's a little frustrating.



6 comments:

  1. You couldn't find *just* bacon? Strange. Esp at WF. Maybe ask at the meat counter next time? Or find a small butcher/local meat farmer, they should have it.
    BTW, don't forget about the beaver butt in stuff! giggle

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  2. You couldn't find *just* bacon? Strange. Esp at WF. Maybe ask at the meat counter next time? Or find a small butcher/local meat farmer, they should have it.
    BTW, don't forget about the beaver butt in stuff! giggle

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    1. Yeah, I was surprised WF didn't have any, but it was late, since I went after work, and I didn't bother asking anyone. Next time I'll have to ask at the meat counter. Yeah, the whole beaver butt thing just grossed me out, and always makes me wonder now when I see that generic "natural flavors" label.

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    2. Also, I think I may use the words yeah, anyway, and so way too much...

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