So, I’m officially beyond the half way point of my Whole 30. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, this is a short term nutritional reset. For 30 days, I am eliminating all grains, legumes, dairy and added sugar. Most of the time, this hasn’t been that hard. But it hasn’t been especially easy, either. I follow a paleo template anyway, but there are plenty of things that I allow in my personal template that are off limits for a Whole 30.
- no heavy cream in my coffee (I miss this… a lot)
- no sour cream on my taco(less) bowls and pakistani kima
- no coconut flour pancakes (a Sunday tradition at our house)
- no peanut butter on bananas (an occassional treat I enjoy)
- no baked goods or ice cream… period (regardless of whether or not they are made without added sugar)
- no dark chocolate (not as big of a deal as I thought it would be)
So 15 down, and 15 more to go. It’s all downhill from here, right? Right?????
Sticking to Whole 30 during the week hasn’t been a big deal. However, I have to dig a bit deeper on the weekends. I would be a big, fat liar if I said that the weekends were no big deal either. I miss the weekend “indulgences”… like my husband’s homemade coconut milk ice cream (his chocolate-peanut butter ice cream is amazing) and pancake Sundays. Oh! And you know what else I miss? Ketchup! For real… ketchup! I love Annie’s Organics ketchup on my burgers and sweet potato fries. I miss ketchup… stupid ketchup of all things! I’m pretty sure I miss ketchup more than dark chocolate. Whaaaaaaat????? Is that blasphemy?
I’m not having any major revelations… just doing my thing. And I feel good. My energy is good and I’m sleeping pretty good. I’m not really fighting any major cravings… just some psycological attachments (like pancake Sundays). Overall, I’m feeling pretty proud of myself.
Anyone else miss ketchup? Anyone?
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