Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Day 3: Taking a Break

I'm not taking a break from Whole 30, but from posting about it. I am sick. Apologies to any members of tomorrow night's class, which is going to be rescheduled because of my illness. I assure you, you do not want me preparing food for you in my current condition.


Today's plan is to sit on the couch, read, and sip chicken stock, while Beckett sits in my lap watching Youtube train video compilations (which I've grown quite fond of, actually). Maybe I'll get a nap and some fresh air if Beckett is obliging (he'll of course want to go outside; the nap will be harder though). Tommy and Amber - good luck today!

8:30 pm Food Update. For posterity.

On menu:

Breakfast: Fried cauliflower "rice" with ham, peas, sautéed greens, green tea
Lunch: Roast beef slices, salad, olives, almonds, fruit; homemade lara bar
Dinner: Alaskan cod poached in soup with wilted greens and sliced avocado; crudités with Sunbutter

Actually consumed:


Breakfast: 2 eggs, mixed veggies, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons coconut oil, 1/2 banana, green tea

Lunch (al fresco!): Salad with chicken and guacamole, a few strawberries

Ugly but tasty

Dinner: Alaskan cod poached in soup with wilted kale and cauliflower "rice" (ugly but good), olives, green beans, half an orange

Snacks: Clay's Concoction the Wedge (my favorite when I've got cold symptoms: beet, lemon, ginger, carrot, apple), handful of almonds, Sea Snax

Impressions: Food actually tasted differently to me today, which was weird. My spoonful of coconut oil this morning was heavenly (whereas usually it's like, meh), while my banana tasted strangely bland. (I know bananas are a bland food, but this was different. I guess I don't have the words for it yet.)

P.S. A note from the experts via my daily Whole 30 email: "It’s not uncommon for folks to catch the bug or cold that’s going around during the first week of their Whole30. Your immune system is working hard right now to help you heal, and it may be too distracted or overworked to be able to fight off a bacterial or viral invader."

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