Month: July 2015

Food and workouts

It’s been a week of eating healthy, and I’m not really seeing what the big deal is so far. Sure, it involves a lot of planning (and I mean a lot) but… I don’t know. Maybe I’m not doing it right, or maybe I wasn’t doing it that bad before Whole30. I am finding some things more difficult than others, sure, like not being able to have a piece of toast, but I’m not getting any problems with the sugar dragon (wasn’t addicted to sugar before anyway), or having any major cold turkey situations (hmmm, turkey…). It’s true that lately I’m only seeing Papa John’s ads, which is quite annoying (especially when they have offers going on), and that even the chicken burger from that ad in which the kid “prepares” the perfect burger for his dad (because he’s the best) looks quite appealing, but meh. Whatever. So far, I’m not even craving Spanish omelette. It’s only been eight days for me, to be honest, and maybe everything is going to come at the same …

Whole30 – day 5

Today it’s my day five of the Whole30 challenge (I should probably call it programme, but it is a challenge after all) and here’s how it’s been so far… Sure enough, as the Whole30 timeline suggested, I felt on top of the world on Monday. I woke up and reheated the scrambled eggs with mushrooms, spinach and kale I had prepared the night before (it was meant to be a frittata, but I messed it up at the last moment), grabbed some blueberries and half an avocado, and enjoyed my breakfast with a cup of black coffee. I forced myself to only start drinking the coffee after I had eaten at least half of the breakfast. I packed all my food, and headed off to the Ronald McDonald House, where I was going to meet my colleagues to cook for the families. I went early so I could have lunch there. When I arrived, I prepared my protein salad: plain boiled chicken, romaine lettuce, carrots, celery, some grapes, and ranch dressing. At the time, it …

Day 1 of 30 – a Whole30 month

Today it’s the first day of the Whole30 challenge, and I’m scared. I’ve been planning, reading, and getting nervous for a week, and the day is here already. Not sure if you’ve heard about Whole30 before, but if you haven’t, let me tell you a little bit about it. This plan is not a weight loss diet as such, although it helps on that area too. Based on a Paleo diet, the Whole30 aims to eliminate all foods that our bodies aren’t thrilled about for 30 days, to reset our digestive health. After that, there’s a careful reintroduction of said foods, where you get to analyse how (if at all) they affect your body and mind. The premise of this is that some foods we’re used to might not be doing us much good, but we’re so used to them, we don’t notice them anymore. Feeling not 100% right has become our new normal. Now, given the fact that I’m always suffering from minor everything, I decided to give it a try. This plan doesn’t …