Energized    Lively    Healthy    Spirited

These words describe how I feel this morning, on day 13 of the Whole30 thirty day food plan. I expected to feel better, but I didn't know I would feel this much better.  It's like a breath of fresh air for my whole body.

As planned, Chris and I read It Starts With Food while we were on vacation.  The more I read, the more I wanted and craved whole foods.  I also started looking at my favorite junk in a new way.  I still ate what I wanted, tho, until day one, 2 Mondays ago.

The food plan hasn't been difficult for dinners because we just had to change a few things.  We look forward to dinner because it's so delicious.  Our favorite right now is baked chicken and vegetables.  It is really good and the kids love it.  It's actually a lot like the veggie bakes I used to do when I was a vegetarian.  Now, we just throw some chicken on top!

The most challenging part of this process is learning to plan ahead for meals and taking the time to prepare them.  Like I said, the food is amazing, so no complaints there, at all!

My worst moment was day 2 when my body was adjusting to the lack of sugar/grain/dairy.  I learned that I probably also did not have enough fat in my foods that day.  I had a horrible headache starting in the early afternoon and thought I was going to barf.  When I got home, I had a banana with almond butter, 2 Tylenol, and a 30 minute nap.  I felt fine when I woke up. The lesson: make sure you have enough healthy fat in your meals.  That should help.

I'll be back with more updates and to tell you about my crazy dreams I'm having!  Lololol!!





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