Whole 30 Day 10 and my thoughts so far

I was inspired by this post to have tuna and cucumber for breakfast. I came across a problem as soon as I went to make it though - no cucumber. So, tuna and green salad it was, with half an avocado and an olive oil, lemon and garlic pepper dressing. I'm afraid I didn't enjoy it much. The tuna was very dry (not my usual brand), but I ate at least half.

For lunch it was our day to take Nana and Grandma out for lunch. So out we went and I supped on a black decaf coffee and a bottle of water whilst they all ate. This wasn't so hard as none of their meals looked particularly appetising. When they had all finished eating we left the restaurant and I had my picnic lunch (which I forgot to photograph) of 3 hard boiled eggs in a salad of green leaves, beetroot, carrot and spring onion, plus an olive oil, balsamic and mustard dressing. It was yummy. I also had half a banana (BB's left overs).

For dinner I joined the craze for turkey stuffed sweet potatoes which I served with crispy kale. I altered the recipe slightly based on the herbs and spices in my cupboard and also added green beans (to sneak some greens into BB). I actually found it a bit too sweet. The recipe did say to use yellow sweet potatoes but I haven't seen them here - perhaps it would be better with those. I generally like to have something lemony with sweet potatoes to balance the sweetness, but I wasn't sure about lemon and turkey. I have one left for breakfast so I might squeeze some lemon juice on and see. It wasn't bad though. I ate all of this!

I also had a little bit of BB's left over pomegranate.

Reflections after the first 10 days

  • I like this. 
  • I'm not sure if this means I am doing something wrong, but I don't find it a big effort. I think it is actually easier for planning, eating this way. A simple formula to follow (Protein + Fat + 2x Veg) 3 x a day. That's not hard at all. Just have a variety of stuff in the fridge and mix and match. Right?
  • I'm not missing much either. I did have a slight pang today when everyone else tucked into a box of chocolates, but even that wasn't hard to resist. Some cheese would be nice. 
  • I'm not drinking enough water
  • I eat so much more than other people doing this - when I look at other people's plates of food in their posts, they look so small. I do wonder if I am eating too much. I am breastfeeding, which might make a little bit of a difference, but still. 

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.

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