What I’ve been eating lately Wednesday + Thoughts on Whole 30

I really haven’t been putting much time into the blog lately, and I definitely have not done a WIAW in a bit, but I had the urge to share what I’ve been eating lately in relation to doing the Whole 30. I decided that with the blog, I am not going to force myself to blog. When I feel like it, I’ll do it! That’s what I’ve been doing. I don’t know why but the past year it’s been up and down with feeling the urge to blog and honestly I don’t want to force out stupid blog posts just to get something up. I hope you’ll stick with me! Here’s some tidbits about what I ate and my thoughts about the Whole 30 I’m participating in this month:

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{typical breakfast: kale, tomato and bacon quiche with parsnip fries and sauerkraut on the side}

Sooo…Whole 30…it’s not going as great as it was last year. I am hungry ALL THE TIME. This is normally not me. Over the past year I really have settled into routine and developed really NORMAl eating patterns as opposed to how I used to be in restricting food and calories and obsessively worrying about it. So yes, the Whole 30 last year was like a jump start for me and over the year of 2014 I really did develop much more natural, healthy eating patterns. Like, I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. Very novel idea.

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{Lunch- tuna sushi rolls and salad}

However the Whole 30 (although it is very very similar to how I regularly eat) has extra rules I don’t normally follow- like not being able to eat dessert or paleo baked goods. To tell you the truth, these rules are stressing me out. Like normally I would just eat dinner to when I’m full knowing that I am going to have a little snack later. Now during the Whole 30 I’ve been like “better eat as much as possible for dinner because there’s no snack” mentality, which isn’t really healthy. I thought I had abandoned this mentality.

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{Excellent Dinner- Venison steak taco salad with jalepenos, avocado, tomatoes, peppers, onions and plantains}

So to tell you the truth, I really wanted one of my husbands gluten free granola bars this weekend, so I ate one. Oh well. I am still following Whole 30 for the remainder of the month, but I’m not going to let these rules stress me out, especially when I’ve worked so hard to not have them. So if I want to eat something of plan, I am consciously making that a decision and not punishing myself for it. I highly suggest everyone do the Whole 30 strictly at least once in their lives. However, this just isn’t where I am on my journey of eating, so I’m not that strict about it. Mostly the lesson learned is- do what works for you!

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{Another yummy lunch- Liver/Pork Meatballs and Sage noodles from The Paleo Kitchen<<Sooooooo Good! + a salad}

 Another thing I’ve noticed is that if I’m really going to eat enough at each meal to not snack in the afternoon, I have to eat a LOT. It’s possible but I really don’t have a ton of time to eat in the morning and shoving down that huge breakfast you saw above is difficult! Oh well, there’s no laws against snacks in my world!

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{typical snack- figs with coconut butter YUM!}

 That will be it for what I’ve been eating. Kind of random, but many delicious things. Hope your Whole 30 is going well!

How do you feel about breaking the Whole 3o rules??

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15 thoughts on “What I’ve been eating lately Wednesday + Thoughts on Whole 30

  1. Georgie

    Totally agree with the idea about the “rules”
    I did the Whole30 last year, for the first time and did it by the book and it was great.
    This time around I know what my specific goals are so if certain things like smoothies, which are taboo in Whole30, work for me I’m not sweating it. There’s no Whole30 police, it’s all about what you need and for me it’s re-evaluating my relationship with what and how I eat.

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  2. Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    I’m really having a hard time with some of the “rules” because, like you, what I was doing before was working for me. I had started eating mostly paleo about 6 months ago but this is my first time doing the Whole30. I am trying to eat more at meals and not snack as much but most days I still feel like I need something to eat before bed. I’ve been sticking to fruit and trying not to make it a habit, but I know its not ideal for the Whole30. Otherwise, I haven’t broken any “rules” and I’m 17 days in!
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  3. Liv @ Healthy Liv

    I know a few people doing Whole 30 right now, and I’ve heard quite a few people say they’re hungry more often! I know that for me, carbs make me full…so with eating a high protein, lower carb diet, I can definitely see myself being more hungry.
    I have no desire to try Whole 30 right now, but I think it could be interesting to try in the future! But I really just love eating an 80/20 balanced diet with giant salads, grilled chicken, roasted veggies, sweet potatoes…and then finishing the day with a bowl of ice cream 🙂
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  4. Giselle

    First, that last snack is my absolute favorite! Second, I’m not feeling that in love with The Whole 30 this time around either. I’m doing okay except that I’m snacking more than I’d like to be. A little because I’m hungry, a little because I’m bored. I also cheated and stepped on the scale today only to find out I gained a few pounds!?! WTH! I freaked for a second but then thought about how good I truly am feeling. More energy, less bloating, and definitely less sugar cravings. AND that’s why I’m doing it so I’m sticking with it! Well… for one more week since we fly out for Hawaii next week!
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  5. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections

    Love your clean blog design!

    I totally feel you on not putting effort into the blog all the time. It definitely comes and goes, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

    I could never do Whole 30. I have tried doing very similar diets for one to three weeks at a time and all the rules also turn me into having really weird relationships with food. I totally get the “eat all the food” mentality if you’re not having snacks or dessert. I am a snack person and most of these diets don’t support snacking like I am used to, so I find it really hard!
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  6. Carly

    I just found some seaweed sheets at my local asian market and have been looking for recipes to try; I would love to hear what you mixed with your tuna so maybe I can try it too! (:

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  7. Laura

    This post made me happy. I’ve been feeling guilty about having a few dark chocolate covered strawberries over Valentine’s Day weekend. I started my Whole 30 on Feb 1, so I am about halfway through it, and the thought of starting over makes me nauseous. Seriously, I was having anxiety over something that I’m voluntarily doing! At the end of the day, I’m just sticking with it for the rest of the 30 days, and then re-evaluating…. healthy is the goal, not anxiety or adding more stress to my life.

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