Whole 30 Day 4

Today has been a little harder. I think things might be changing.

My breakfast was mostly left overs from yesterday (with an added egg to top up the protein). I put it all on a plate and was totally overwhelmed by the amount of food in front of me. I didn't really fancy it at all.

I ate it though, well, I ate all the salmon and the egg, most of the beans, about half of the salad and a teeny bit of cauliflower, then the chickens got a lovely treat with the rest. I think part of the problem is that my portions are quite large. Probably bigger than usual, but I do eat between meals usually too so I am trying to make sure there is no doubt that I might still be hungry so that I don't eat in between meals. Perhaps it is time to gradually scale the portions back a bit though.

I don't think I have quite so much energy today either. It's hard to tell though as I have so much more than I did when I ate wheat, so everyday feels great in comparison.

Lunch today was sweet potato chips, roasted broccoli and white fish in a lemon and cayenne pepper sauce. I wanted the fish to have a sharp flavour to balance the sweetness from the sweet potatoes and it did work well. I wasn't so impressed with the broccoli though. I burnt it a bit, which didn't help, and it was the first time I have ever tried roasting broccoli so I should perhaps give it another try just to check.

After lunch I was feeling really full and yet hungry at the same time. I was craving for something sweet. I ended up making a decaf coffee with a splash of coconut milk and that solved the problem for a while.

When it came to dinner, I had planned to have chicken with beans and butternut squash, but I just couldn't cope with the idea of more meat and veg. That's the trouble with planning - what if you don't fancy what you planned?

In the end I made a salad with rocket, spinach watercress, beetroot, 3 eggs, spring onions, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, a small carrot, some bacon bits (dry fried) tomatoes and an olive oil dressing. Followed by strawberries. I did really enjoy it.

One bonus of changing my mind is that I have another meal planned for tomorrow, though I think I may swap my veg around a bit.

It's getting harder. I was thinking today that there are lot more days of this to go! I was also feeling heavier and fatter today too, but at least that helped to control the urge to weigh or measure. I eat early (4.30pm ish) with BB and I am finding this evening tough. I want to nibble. I remember them talking about that in the book - I think I'll read that chapter again tonight! Meanwhile a cup of valerian tea and then to bed - if I am asleep I wont be craving food - I hope!

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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