Whole30 Victory!

Whole30 Victory!

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‘Nuff said AMIRIGHT? The Whole30 is over and I am a happy lady. I posted my reintroduction plan but I have since completely changed it. I’ll let you know what my new plan is after I tell you about some Whole30 victories!!!

Victories

  • Better skin – this is always the first thing outsiders notice when I do a Whole30
  • Better sleep
  • More energy
  • Little known fact: I have psoriasis all over my head – there is your fun, semi vulnerable, fact for the day. After the first 2 weeks of Whole30 I only had to use my prescription shampoo one time (typically use 3-4 times a week). That is HUGE.
  • Pants fit better
  • I didn’t “pick” or “graze” after meals
  • Less snacking – when I first started Whole30 I would have two pretty substantial snacks during the day. Most days now I can get by with 0, but there is always an emergency snack for the days where I need a little something between meals.
  • And last, but not least, but also not most important – what is most important is I feel great and more confident – I lost 10 lbs! That certainly does not hurt!

Areas to Improve

  • Remember how I talked a big game at the beginning about establishing a morning routine? Yea…that was a big fat fail. I just can’t quite get it figured out but I will continue trying.
  • Super inconsistent workouts – I worked out some during this time but not near as much as I should. My hope is that getting a morning routine established will help with this.
  • I still seem to have an afternoon slump. I’m not sure if I’m eating too big of a lunch or what, but I’ve got to figure out what’s going on there because I HATE it. Nothing worse than feeling sleepy at work and realizing you have 4 more hours to go.

Reintroduction Plan
At first I was all set on going by the literal Whole30 book, starting with legumes. Then I realized, I don’t actually miss legumes all too much. What did I miss you ask!? CHEESE, PEOPLE! I was dreaming about it from day one. So that’s what I started with. See my revised plan:

  • 2/1 – Dairy 
    • Breakfast: Chicken Sausage with Feta
    • Snack: Apple with a few slices of edom cheese (if you don’t know what this is, you need it in your life)
    • Lunch: Chili with shredded jalapeño havarti
    • Dinner: Prosciutto wrapped chicken with arugula and brie (recipe below), roasted asparagus, potatoes – my cooking inspiration, my mama, came over and approved of this meal!
  • 2/4 – Non gluten grains
    • Oatmeal
    • Rice
    • Corn tortillas
  • 2/6-2/10 – I will be out of town for work and will follow Whole30 guidelines as much as possible without feeling guilty for any non compliant food.
  • 2/11 – Assuming I didn’t go off the rails too hard the week prior – Gluten containing grains
    • Toast
    • Pasta
  • 2/14 – Legumes
    • Peanut Butter
    • Hummus

What does your reintroduction plan look like? Were you surprised by not “missing” certain foods?

Prosciutto wrapped Chicken with Brie and Arugula

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1 lb chicken breast cutlets
6 pieces prosciutto (or one for each piece of chicken)
Brie cheese, cut into slices (enough for two pieces per chicken)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp-ish smoked paprika
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drizzle olive oil onto chicken and rub in. Sprinkle smoked paprika, salt, and pepper on each piece. Place slices of brie on top, then several leaves of arugula. Wrap with prosciutto. Place on baking dish and cook 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Enjoy!



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