I am not 100% compliant with the Whole 30 plan. I guess I’m using the IDEA of Whole 30, their rules, and their plan, and just adjusting, customizing it a bit, meal per meal.
I like to say, oh I follow Whole 30. For some reason this makes me feel comfortable and confident that success will ensue. So many of us need a PLAN, and then we can take it from there. I also feel that Whole 30 was 100% responsible for my SUCCESS when I lost weight and gained health – with it, in the past. (Even thought I was not 100% compliant day in and day out.)
What do I eat/drink that is non-compliant?
salad dressings – whatever is available
wine – red wine, white wine, social occasions on the weekends, always with seltzer, always with lots of ice (yes, even red)
peanuts – this is my snack at work, and I also like to add to my salads
cappuccinos – coffee that is not black, if the opportunity is there, not daily
cheese – if added onto already in a salad or a piece of chicken, not daily
I could stress these, but I choose not to, instead I keep on going and keep on trekking! On most days, I have eggs for breakfast, either scrambled or hard boiled. Then banana, apples, any type of fruit. I have been eating salads for lunch, usually romaine lettuce & spinach, with tomato, and broccoli and raisins & peanuts. Afternoon snack, more fruit – apple, banana (cold from the fridge tastes so good), and then a HOT herbal tea. For dinner, I have been flexible. Last night I had a bunch of cherries and strawberries at the pool with the kids, and then I had a small piece of tuna steak with a little bit of Caesar dressing.
I continue to wake up each day feeling better and better, stronger and stronger, and with less and less cravings. The most important part is to not find yourself HUNGRY or without food, at special events or social outings. Because when out and about, when hunger strikes, we’re much more likely to have those few handfuls of chips, or fried this or fried that. Instead, eat those hard boiled eggs, apples, bananas, and stay full on WHOLE FOOD.
This is my plan so far. Down from 165 to 161, and the goal is 139. This mama is going to make it!