Whole 30 {Week 4}

Here we go…the last full week! Hang in there!

Day 22:

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Breakfast: A banana and a Panera steak and egg breakfast bowl. (This was an awesome whole30 breakfast in a pinch. Highly recommend!)
Lunch: (at a conference with limited options) Some pulled pork and watermelon.
Afternoon snack: (Of course, starving, due to limited lunch) A Larabar that had been stashed in my purse, apple, 3 shrimp and a beef skewer.
Dinner: Spinach Salad with grilled salmon, almonds, fruit salsa, oil and vinegar.

Thoughts: This weekend has been tough. Being in Nashville, full of social opportunities and situations where I don’t have control over my food, really made me want to call it quits and just go about my life. Is it weird that I am looking forward to Monday and being back in my tried and true routine?

Day 23:

Breakfast: Woke up and went right to church…
Lunch: Salad with lettuce, hard boiled egg, chicken, tomatoes, a little bacon, oil and vinegar. Also a banana.
Dinner: Baked chicken, cucumbers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, squash, and fruit salad.
Late snack: Cashews. (We got back late from the airport, I was hungry, I ate a few cashews…)

Thoughts: Ready to get this week rolling, back on track with my own groceries and homemade meals. Enough traveling for a while!

Day 24:

Breakfast: Four egg whites, two tangerines, and cashews. (need to get groceries!!)
Lunch: Chicken breast, squash, 1/2 avocado, and fruit salad.
Dinner: Shredded chicken and tomatoes over broccoli, 1/2 sweet potato sliced and baked with olive oil and salt.

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Thoughts: I feel great. In control of my choices. Not overthinking meals anymore. Yay!

Day 25:

Breakfast: Two eggs scrambled with veggies, two pork sausage patties, and strawberries.
Lunch: Tuna mixed with 1/2 avocado, on top of salad + a pear + some cashews.
Snack: A banana.
Dinner: Leftover shredded chicken and broccoli + raspberries with a little but of sunbutter.

Thoughts: Nothing new happening. Just feeling good about myself!

Day 26:

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Breakfast: Two eggs scrambled with veggies, two pork sausage patties, and strawberries.
Lunch: Salad with leftover shredded chicken, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 sweet potato sliced and baked with olive oil, and a pear.
Dinner: Baked white fish, 1/2 sweet potato sliced and baked with olive oil, cashews, and grapes.

Thoughts: Starting to think about how I want to transition after Whole30. I definitely want to keep most of these principles in place, but will want to add a few things back in. I’ll keep you posted as I move forward with that.

Day 27:

Breakfast: Two eggs scrambled with veggies, two pork sausage patties, and strawberries.
Lunch: Salad topped with tuna and about 3/4 of an avocado + a pear, and a few cashews.
Dinner: Chili, salad, and later, a banana.

Day 28:

Breakfast: Two eggs scrambled with veggies, two pork sausage patties, and strawberries.
Lunch: Chicken (with my favorite seasoning) stir-fried with veggies and cashews.

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Pre-workout: a pear…I needed some cardio energy!
Dinner: Sweet potato chips and guac + later a sliced banana with a little cinnamon and sunflower seed butter (It’s Friday night. I had a treat. Deal.).

Thoughts: I don’t feel like I am missing anything in my diet, other than a little bit of variety. As I move out of the 30-day strict period, I plan to experiment with more paleo meals. I do kind of miss the salty cruch of things like chips and pretzels, so I need to keep working on my little craving issues. I seriously feel great though. DO THIS. It’s only 30 days, and you’ll be amazed at what you are capable of. I’m also looking forward to diving into a new weights routine next week. Yay Whole30!

Click here to see Week 1.

Click here to see Week 2.

Click here to see Week 3.

Click here to see the end results!

Click here to view all of my Whole30 recipes and posts.

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