Whole30 Week Three Recap
This week flew by! We were on the go or busy with work for most of the week so we didn’t have a whole lot of time to think about what we were eating. I kept our meals pretty simple which made things easier but I did start to feel a little bored and uninspired towards the end of the week. Going into our last week I’m determined to try as many new recipes as I can to keep things interesting.
After work on Sunday we headed up to Mammoth to do some hiking and exploring. We packed an ice chest full of food since there aren’t many Whole30 approved options in the area. The hike we did ended up being a little longer and more challenging than we expected. Luckily we packed our lunch and a few snacks to keep us fueled. I brought a small insulated lunch box and packed us a salad to share. It included mixed greens, sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, grilled chicken, pumpkin seeds and avocado. For snacks we brought apples, hard boiled eggs and lara bars. We were pretty exhausted after the 13 mile hike so we went back to our hotel room to relax and make dinner. We woke up the next morning feeling sore but ready for another day of exploring.
Around day 17 I stared to notice a few things. I was no longer craving sugar whatsoever, instead all I wanted was salty foods. I found myself dumping salt on everything. It’s funny because I used to be so afraid to eat salt, I’d always read how it makes you retain water so I thought it would make me swollen and bloated. This week I’ve noticed the opposite effect, I feel less bloated and my clothes seem to be fitting a lot looser than they did before. I’ve been drinking tons of water which I’m sure helps flush out the salt. This week I didn’t get to experiment a ton with new recipes. I ate a lot of eggs, potatoes and greens for breakfast, grilled chicken salads for lunch and ground beef bowls for dinner. One day I made a salmon sashimi bowl that was really delicious. I picked up the sashimi at a local fish market and then brought it home to make my own salad.
Over the weekend I found myself craving an alcoholic beverage. I’m not a huge drinker but I do enjoy the occasional homemade cocktail. It’s been really great waking up with a clear mind these past few weeks and I’m sure that eliminating alcohol has a lot to do with that. I do my best to find balance when it comes to alcohol and I’m sure I’ll order a drink out pretty shortly after finishing up Whole30. Until then you can find me sipping on homemade mocktails made from freshly squeezed juices, kombucha and whole30 approved sparkling water (I love to use Spindrift).