Welcome to our crazy Whole30 Challenge. Where The Stud Muffin, and Real Food Girl (That’d be me) get back to eating healthful, Real, and nutrient dense foods, plus eliminate all inflammation causing food groups for 30 days to see just exactly which foods are hindering them on their quest for optimal health and wellness!
Let’s talk about Day #2
So far breakfast has proven to be a bit difficult for a few reasons:
1- I’m not used to eating the amount of food that they suggest we eat for each meal. 2- I’m not fond of liquid chicken (aka eggs), unless scrambled or in quiche form, and as much as I’ve tried, there is no vegetable that can properly substitute for a regular ol’ pie crust. Period. I know some of you won’t agree with me, but this is my personal opinion.
3- I am used to having a protein packed smoothie made with organic whole milk yogurt, milk kefir, collagen, fresh or frozen organic berries, coconut oil and a bit of raw honey. I wouldn’t say I really miss or crave the smoothie, so much as I miss the convenience and familiarity of the smoothie. Oh, and bacon. I usually nibble on 2 slices of bacon along with my smoothie.
Because I can handle like one whole day in a row of a breakfast with scrambled eggs, I perused the interwebs and found a very *interesting* recipe called Sweet and Savory Blueberry Tortilla. It’s not the tortilla that you use for a taco or burrito. It’s very similar to how you make an omelet, except you don’t fold it, you leave it laying flat, like a tortilla. Oh, and it’s got blueberries and cinnamon in it. I know, I know. It’s pretty bizarre. But it’s REALLY good! It taste similar to blueberry French toast, but of course, no bread! 🙂 Just make sure you follow the recipe to a “T”. Get the recipe here: Blueberry Breakfast Yum-Yum.
I know it looks ugly, but friends, when you have to eliminate dairy and pancakes and syrup, this is a fantastic substitute. Trust me. Oh, and it reheats nicely. Just drop it into a preheated, pan (with a little ghee to keep it from sticking) and gently warm each side for about 30 seconds. Then enjoy!
Make sure you have someone to encourage you during the challenge-
Thoughts on Day #2-
If I were Frodo, his great quest to destroy the “One Ring to Rule Them All” was similar to my Whole30 journey, I think today would be a great day to have my own personal Samwise Gamgee. “I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you”…
I have to say it’s not easy changing eating habits to include 3 large-ish meals. I’m a grazer. Always have been. When we moved to South Carolina I started grazing on foods that when I was blogging here regularly, I didn’t graze on at all.
The Stud Muffin is having a REALLY hard time with all these drastic changes and hasn’t been his normally supportive, amicable self. So I feel a little alone and on my own today. I just keep telling myself that I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength! And then I slather myself with some Stress Away essential oil blend and take on the day!
I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I am used to having a smoothie for breakfast. It would always tide me over until lunch time, but my issue is if I have a breakfast that fills me up, I was rarely ever hungry enough for a full lunch, and even if I was, and I ate a full lunch, then I wouldn’t be hungry at dinner. To get around that I would eat “small plates” types of lunches, or snacks. A sliced apple or pear, some protein in the form of peanut butter, organic raw milk cheese, nuts, some diced, cooked chicken breast or tuna, a couple organic crackers… nothing fancy, and just enough to tide me over until dinner. Then for dinner we’d pull out the big guns and eat a big, homemade meal.
I think it will take a few more days to reset my mind and my body into accepting 3 meals a day. Right now I noticed that 3 meals a day is possible if my 3rd meal is actually after when normal people eat dinner. LOL.
Man, I had no idea how much I snacked at night until last night. It’s like holy crap- I was, in essence eating a full meals worth of snacks each night after dinner. CRAZY!!
Upon realizing that, I felt that I could learn to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, but dinner might have to be pushed a wee bit later, and lunch is going to be hard for me to start implementing. It’s hard to eat when you aren’t hungry, or think you aren’t hungry. It would be easier to “drink my lunch”, but that’s not a part of the rules, so I’ll figure it out. Or, my body will.
I’ll have to be my own Samwise and push through. I realize some people do this challenge without so much as a second thought or any ‘trials’ at all. That’s fantastic. I on the other hand, think that the good Lord allows me to go through trials so that I can be a Samwise for others who may follow in my footsteps… Just be warned that Whole30 and Real Food is the road less traveled. And at first, you’ll wish it wasn’t.
Oh, and I’ve had a headache since the evening of Day #1, but I’m ready for Day #3!! Roaring Sugar Dragon and all. 🙂
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