whole30:day 23

Holy smokes! I can't believe I have made it this far without veering off the whole30 track. Yesterday I got some cute new cookie cutters, so naturally, I had to try them out. A simple sugar cookie mix and a half hour later, I have some pretty stinkin' cute mason jar cookies for my husband to eat.

So far, I can say that the whole30 program has definitely made me less bloated and I have lost weight, I've even started having to notch my belt two holes tighter than before. I didn't start this to lose weight at all, I was just curious to see if any foods affected me in any sort of way, but I'm not complaining about the results. 

A few of my go-to foods are:

  • eggs-pretty much my breakfast every morning. I like to add onions, spinach, sautéed mushrooms, or avocados.
  • sweet potatoes-twice baked pizza stuffed, or with sautéed mushrooms.
  • chia pudding-thanks to my mother-in-law, I have this little snack that I keep on hand. 6-8 oz of a whole30 compliant milk, 2 tbs chia seeds, and banana blended together. I like to add a little cinnamon or strawberries too. Let the mixture sit in the fridge anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight depending on your preference of texture.

I've found that it hasn't been too hard to make dinner's, just that I have to be more aware of the ingredients list on things like almond milk, juices, and even chicken broth or canned tuna. While dining out, I'll get a burger without a bun, a salad, or an omelette-I'm just always sure to ask for dairy free since most places use milk in their egg mixtures to make them fluffier.

While I was originally planning on doing the whole30 for the entire Lent period, I decided to just do the 30 days, so then I can start the reintroduction period during the last couple of days. I'm not sure what food group I will start with first when I begin reintroducing foods, but I will be sure to update y'all on that and how they affected my body.