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Birthday weekend/July 4th Aftermath

Man oh man was it easy to step right back into old (bad) habits. Last weekend was full of indulgences, celebrations, libations, and treats, and I definitely noticed.
Remember at the end of my Whole30, when I was wondering where my Tiger Blood was? And claiming I didn’t feel that much different? Well, I was wrong. 4 days of booze and sugar and carb-y intake left me feeling gross. Like a lazy slug. Like I could nap all day. Like I didn’t want to do a thing. And I didn’t like it.
My first thought was “I’ll do ANOTHER Whole30!” But realistically I wouldn’t be as stringent, especially now knowing I can indeed tolerate dairy and legumes (at least in moderation). So…where to go from here.
I came across an article on Robb Wolf’s site that reminded me it isn’t an all-or-nothing choice, really. For now, I think I’ll strive for the 80/20 paleo.
This week, however, has been about detox. I think I’ll try for a Whole7, or maybe a Whole9, instead of 30. We’ll see. In any case, it feels good to be back on the wagon. And paleo pad thai is still really effing delicious.

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Day 1.

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No gluten, no grains, no diary, no soy, no legumes, no sugar, no alcohol. 30 days. It’s called the Whole 30, and yes, that does say no alcohol. Deeeep breaths.
After a week’s worth of vacation indulgences (ok, the weeks pre-vacation too) my husband and I decided to do it. To reset, detox, all that jazz. To eat REAL food, all the time, no excuses.
So this was day 1. Since I’ve been gluten free for over a year, it wasn’t THAT difficult. But that’s just one day. I know the sugar crash is coming as my body detoxes from processed foods. The result will be worth it, undoubtedly. Here’s what I ate:

Coffee with unsweetened almond milk

Lunch: Eggs and bacon
Raw, unsalted cashews

Dinner: 10-minute chili (see the book It Starts With Food) with avocado over spinach. Basically ground beef with veggies and spices.
Handful unsweetened raw coconut flakes.

At the end of the day I’m feeling fine. Though I’d love some ice cream…