Oh, howdy! Did you pop by to catch up on my new life, post-Whole45? I’m so glad!
Tee hee hee – life is sweet.
Just thought a few of you might be curious about how today went. I didn’t go too crazy. I decided to follow the recommendations of It Starts With Foods, in terms of reintroducing foods that I’ve been avoiding – one at a time, with a couple of days in between each, to gauge the body’s reaction. Essentially, I’m sticking with my normal meals, with a few extras (whatever I’m adding in), so it’s not a massive sudden change.
Today, it was… durn durn durn… fructose. I know I have been technically consuming fructose from fruit during the Whole45, but I hadn’t had any truly massive doses. To get massive doses, you need to eat really fructose-dense fruits (most of which I chose to additionally eliminate from my W30 protocol), and I certainly hadn’t had any of those. So, I thought as a nice way to ease myself back into a more relaxed nutritional paradigm, I might stick with a simple magnification of something I was already eating.
First up, a banana! Man, I missed these bad boys. They’re on the Hartwig’s “safe” list for the official W30 program, but I find them very “moreish” and I can become a bit reliant on them for a sweet treat, so I thought it was best that I passed on them as well. I had one with my usual breakfast:
Next on the rocket docket: DATES! Oh, LORD, I missed these even more than I missed the banana!
These, too, were technically allowable in the Whole30 paradigm, but I personally chose to skip them because of my emotional attachment to them. I was quite proud, actually, that I managed to restrain myself from devouring the whole container full – I stopped a few short. They could build monuments to my self-discipline :P I also had them after my standard lunch (leftover chicken and veg):
Dinner was the usual fare –
I finally got to have some raw honey for dessert!
The Lovely Sweet Amazing and Wonderful Dude I Live With picked some up for me last night on the way home, and I’d been looking forward to it all day. (Well, more honestly, I’d been looking forward to it for roughly the last 47 days).
So, I’m still working on my full Whole45 re-cap, but I thought you guys might appreciate a quick breakdown of the experience. You know, for funsies :)
Sheree’s Whole45 By Numbers
Number of Meals: 143
Number of Days with >3 Meals: 8
Number of New Ingredients & Cooking Methods: 23
Number of Post-Workout Snacks: 22
Cups of Tea: 39
Cups of Coffee: 38
Serves of Bone Broth: 40
Number of Meals with Offal: 8
Number of Meals with Fish: 8
Number of Meals with Bacon: 23
Number of Meals with Avocado: 49
Number of Meals with Nuts: 22
Number of Meals with Fruit: 37
Number of Meals with Eggs: 40
Number of Meals with Kale: 17
So what do we think? Any opinions on the numbers? What was/would be the first thing you reach/ed for post-Whole30? I’d love to hear!