Hi everyone, swick you are so right about the burden of decision making. Life seems easier on whole30 because while I'm still surrounded by bad food, it's all a no, which makes it easy.
+1 - So agree Swick and KiwiSonya! I'm realizing more and more that I'm an all/nothing personality, at least with food. It's so easy to just say NEVER, then "once in a while" because the "once in a while" turns into every day.
I'm on day 5 and so glad to be back to eating on Whole30. Agree with Swick's comment from a few posts back too. This is getting easier and easier. It really has become my new normal for eating and once I'm committed, it's not hard, as long as I have time to plan to do my batch cooking. The struggle is how to merge this new normal with my all/nothing personality with my reality that life happens and cheats will sometimes be unavoidable.
Last night I slept so good, until my son crawled into bed with me. That's never a good thing for my sleep....he moves way too much and wakes me up. But, I just can't send him back to bed after a nightmare. Guess I'll deal with being a little tired today.
My meals this week have been:
Breakfast (all week)- Scrambled eggs with turkey breakfast sausage, using some avocado oil
Lunch (all week) - braised cabbage with onions and carrots, spicy tuna cakes with homemade mayo (LOVE these with the mayo on them, who knew?)
Supper - Chicken fajitas over cabbage with pico and guac
OR - Chocolate chili from Well Fed, this is really good chili
Occasionally I'll add either a banana, cherry tomatoes, or apply with almond butter to one of my meals if I'm still hungry.
I've noticed that I need to do better with getting more healthy fats, especially at breakfast. I like avocado and guac, but I don't LOVE it, so unless I'm having Mexican food, I'm not naturally drawn to eating it. My backup has been nuts, specifically macadamia and pistachios. Having the homemade mayo again has also helped with some more fat options.