B: Sweet poato, chicken and cherry tomatoes (unpictured sorry!)
S: A pear and 14 almonds
L: Turkey mince with veggies, half an avocado, navel orange a few slices of watermelon
S: 2 egg muffins
D: Two pieces of salmon rubbed with tikka spices and fried in coconut oil, and roasted broccoli
Total calories: 1380
B: 2 eggs scrambled
L: Salmon, toms, cucumber, orange
S: Three dates, and later on warmed apple topped with cinnamon and coconut milk
D: Steak, onions, green beans, mushrooms, coconut water
S: Dried mango, banana raspbery soft serve
Total calories: 1423
B: Pancakes (2 eggs, one banana, mashed) topped with almond butter and a sliced apple. On the side my first bulletproof coffee ( 4g coconut oil blended with a mug of coffee): DELICIOUS!
L: Chicken, sweet potato, avocado, toms
S: Banana, almond butter and a mug of tea
D: Home made beef burgers , avocados, mushrooms, courgette and cherry tomatoes
Total calories: 1380
B: Two leftover homemade burgers from the night before plus a nectarine
S: A pear and 8 almonds
L: Turkey mince with veggies and spices, avocado, toms, orange and apple
S: Banana, almond butter, and a date
D: Pork steaks (two and a half!), parsnip apple and onion mash: loved this stuff. Plus savoy cabbage.
Total calories: 1360
Average calories for the week: 1468
I try and aim for 1380 calories a day, but as I exercise I don't really worry about having about two days at about 1600-1800, this usually happens at the weekend for me, but for some reason not this week. I suppose its because I'm not allowed any junk! If you are interested in what exercise I did on these days check out this post.
The only thing I don't really track is drinks. I've already mentioned that I've started to drink hot lemon in the morning, and I generally have a mug of black coffee when I get to work, and then it's herbal tea for the rest of the day. After dinner I usually have a mug of black tea with some almond milk. I only realised a few days ago that almond milk isn't Whole30 compliant, I just hadn't thought about it before! However I don't beleive in wasting food, so I'm going to finish this carton, and then not have any for the rest of the month. I figure that a splash isn't going to make a massive differnce.
This weekend was mine and Iestyn's 7 year anniversary, which we usually celebrate with a slap up meal in a restaurant, but we didn't want to stray off the Whole30, so I decided to cook! There were a few items that might not technically be Whole30 approved, the coconut water we had in lieu of a bottle of wine, the dried mango and banana and raspberry soft serve were also probably more sugar than should be consumed on the Whole30 (but we made sure the mango had no sulphites!), and the pancakes probably come under paleofiying dessert, but I didn't use any cocnut or almond flour, only banana and eggs so I figured I wasn't straying too far. I don't feel like I cheated on the Whole30, I just happened to have a lot of things you should ideally avoid, but like I said, it was a special occasion! I just thought I'd point these things out for you that are thinking of doing the Whole30 so that you aren't misinformed.
In yesterday's post I forgot to blog about this weeks weigh in. After 'losing' 7.4 pounds last week (in quotation marks because I 'gained' 6 the week before- not true weight gain really, just Christmas bloat!), I wasn't expecting a huge number. I did however lose 1.4 pounds, which is exactly what I was hoping for, I am now back to my end of November weight, and from now on I can break into the new fat or NF, a term I love and have stolen from the LoveCat! Bring on the NF! Only 3.6 to go until my major goal of the moment, the 5 stone mark. I'm hoping that it will be mine by the end of January!
So I hope you've enjoyed getting an insight into what I eat in a week. Any questions, send them my way!
What was the nicest thing you ate today? I had two fried eggs for breakfast which I haven't had in ages: yummy! Plus a bulletproof coffee: I think we're on to a winner!