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My Whole30 (Day 9)

I awake Day 9 of my Whole30 journey feeling fine.  I don’t think I’ve made it to that wonderful state of Tigers Blood I keep reading about, but I’m doing well.

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Before I crack open the Whole30 Day by Day and read Melissa’s inspirations, I decide its time to give myself a tune-up.  Overall, I’m happy with my Whole30 experience so far. I’ve only eaten Whole30 compliant foods for the past nine days, done a good job of sticking to my exercise routine and I really enjoy the food. My sweet cravings are gone and I have found myself wanting to eat healthy food – especially nut butter :).

My goal for the first week was just to get through the Whole30 and I’ve done that so now its time to step it up a notch or at least try to step it up a notch.  I need to work on my meals and making them more nutritionally well rounded.  I came across a handout last night that gives good proportion information: Each meal should include 1-2 palm-sized protein sources and the rest of the plate should be filled with vegetables. Each meal should include a healthy fat and the proportions are on the below chart. Occasionally add a serving of fruit.

img_1528 found myself taking a deep breath.  This is going to be interesting.  After months of being on the low carb high protein diet,  I’m just not used to eating these many vegetables.

I prepared my first post-tune-up Whole30 breakfast. I really wanted to have red pepper on my plate but it looked a little soft and wrinkly.  I guess that’s what happens when you buy a bunch of vegetables and don’t eat them :).


So the funny thing about my breakfast is, I literally got sick of eating three-quarters of a way through my meal and was ready to call it quits.  Has that ever happened to you?

The Minister’s sermon went about 15 minutes too long for my appetite and I had to have a snack on the way to the restaurant we frequent after Church.  I grabbed a DNX Grass Fed Bison bar and it was delicious!


We finally ate lunch at about 2:00. My burger with avocado, bacon, and grilled pineapple was delicious.  I’ll admit, I missed having cheese on my salad.


I went to see Tuesday’s With Morrie and left the theater starving.  It seems like the Whole30 is igniting my metabolism or something because I find myself very hungry or hangry a few times a day!  I couldn’t wait for dinner so I ate two handfuls of black olives, while I waited.   Tony made Shrimp Sitr-Fry over Cauliflower Grits from the Whole30 Fast and Easy and they were fantastic!


After dinner, I found myself walking around the kitchen looking for something else to eat and decided to make a baked apple with almond butter.  Luckily for me, we were out of apples, so I decided I had enough for the evening.

Around 8:30, I checked the magical box for day 9 and logged off.

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One thought on “My Whole30 (Day 9)

  1. Yes, I am eating more than I usually do and, like you, I find myself hardly able to stuff all that food into me. Looks like I need to scale down the portions of each item. I finally got the part of Enough Fats with each protein and I feel like I am digesting much better and have more energy and a clearer mind. Lol, at lunch today I just realized that the Mango in my dried fruit has sugar added to it! Bummer!!! I was enjoying a small handful of this trail mix in my shredded broccoli and salads. Guess I need to be more careful and Read All the Ingredients before I put the item in my shopping cart!

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