I know it isn’t standard or approved, but I did take a planned 36-hour break on Christmas Eve and Day to enjoy some chocolate chip cookies – made by me and my daughter – some wine, and an amazing, lamb and orzo dish that my husband traditionally makes on Christmas night. I am back on… Continue reading Break’s Over!
Day 5 and I’m going strong, thanks to vacation and the support of my husband, the chef. I only really miss foods when I play my daughter’s new favorite game – “Cake” – with her. Why does she have to go into detail about all the deliciousness?!
Today is Day 3 – already 10% complete! One of the reasons I wanted to try this challenge is because I often have migraines. Ironically, I had one when I began, which made beginning more difficult. I do feel better today, but I’m not yet ready to attribute it to the diet change. Yesterday, my… Continue reading Whole30 Day 3
Today I celebrate. As the weekend comes to an end I can say I’ve stood the test. It was a busy weekend in the dorm. It required me to make multiple trips to Knoxville passing numerous amounts of fast food. It would have been easy to just eat a meal, but instead I thought it… Continue reading Orange Fingers and Food Runs
After today, ONLY 27 MORE DAYS LEFT! I am definitely missing my bread products. 😦 But, not to focus on the negative, I HAVE survived three full days eating Whole30-wise. Two tools of success I have used includes this blog, WKWC and delicious meals prepared by Pre-Made Paleo. Again, I won’t endorse nor negate Pre-Made Paleo, but only… Continue reading Bacon, Bacon, Bacon
I’m purposely not going to share absolute weight or body fat numbers here, because, frankly, they aren’t necessarily that meaningful. Also, I want the focus of my posts to be on health and healing – not the typical weight-loss aspects. That being said, the claim in It Starts With Food is that body composition changes… Continue reading Skinny Fat
Tonight, to kick off my Whole30 journey I visited a new place in town, the Paleo Cafe. The cafe is located within the Health Factory Knoxville which sits on Alcoa Hwy. I ate the Benton’s Bacon Omelette, at a cost of $7.50. It includes 3 organic eggs, local kale, benton’s bacon, sweet potatoes / add avocado (optional). I… Continue reading First Day Down!