I’m starting now! Not the Whole30 because I’m still eating a bit of cheese and still having cream in my coffee. BUT I have successfully eliminated about 97% of refined sugar and sweeteners from my diet, stopped eating grains, and have added in more healthy fats and proteins and veggies. Yesterday was my first “no sugar” day, and I will say that the immediate effect of that was being able to fall asleep more easily. Maybe that’s in my head but I don’t think so. I know I have metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) so cutting out sugar is HUGE for me. Especially late at night, when I crave it the most.
I’ve not been super hungry in the mornings, so usually a small meal will keep me satisfied until lunch time. I had half an avocado and some leftover baked chicken.
Lunch was this salad:
Spinach, red leaf lettuce, left over zucchini, yellow squash, sweet peppers (cold but they had been roasted with some olive oil, garlic sea salt, pepper, and basil….delicious!), leftover cold baked chicken breast, and parmesan. Newman’s Own Olive Oil and Vinegar dressing (some seed oils in this, unfortunately).
Dinner was 3 eggs scrambled with spinach, sweet peppers, and parmesan, cooked in olive oil. I really was going to take a picture of it but I was starving and once I started eating it, I couldn’t stop! It was SO dang good.
I feel really good about this change in the way I eat. I’m sure I’ll start to feel the effects soon.
On a side note, I took a back-country type way home last night from dropping my kiddo off with her daddy. Usually I take freeways (boring!), but taking a mountain road is just so much more relaxing. I just love when the setting sun lights up the trees against a grey sky. It’s one of my favorite times of day!