As I begin my 3rd day of the program, I’m doing a little bit of reflection. The first 2 days went by in a flash. I found that prepping as much food as possible will come to be extremely helpful and I’m grateful that we did so much grocery shopping ahead of time. So far, I feel good. It’s still very early on but I haven’t been experiencing “cravings” of any sort and I feel nothing but enthusiasm about this healthy step forward. Kevin, however, has already been craving the refined carbs. In his words: “I’ve been craving pasta salad today… and I don’t even like pasta salad!”
My favorite dish this far has been “Eggs in the Forest,” which consists of a sweet potato butterflied open, topped with a couple of eggs (I had mine over medium), surrounded by grilled asparagus, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Yum!
I experienced my first time “going out” during the program, as I had plans with 2 of my cousins last night. We ended up going to KINDRED, a cool, eccentric vegan bar/restaurant. After looking over their menu at home, I saw there wasn’t anything on the menu that was Whole30 compliant. I figured I’d just eat at home beforehand. I worried that I’d be an inconvenience to the server if I just ordered hot tea. After all, my only priority is to spend quality time with my primas (Portuguese for female cousins).
So, that is what I did. One of my cousins ordered a cool whiskey drink, an appetizer and a flatbread. My other cousin ordered a fun rum and pineapple cocktail and some “fish” tacos. I ordered my hot tea. Still overthinking, as I tend to do more often than not, I asked, “Can I be annoying and order just a hot tea?” The waitress reassured me that it wasn’t annoying at all and told me the 3 options of tea they offered. I happily sipped my tropical green tea for the rest of the evening, catching up, and having nothing short of a wonderful time.
Oh! One little slip-up that I forgot to mention: We had chia pudding for 2 breakfasts, and after a quick Google search this morning I found out that for several reasons, it is not a recommended Whole30 meal. Thankfully, they are still technically Whole30 compliant, so it wasn’t a complete fail.