6.04.2012

Whole30 - Day 3

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For any first time visitors... you might be asking "what in the world is this Whole30 and what is Paleo?"  Here is a wonderful explanation of Nutrition In 60 Seconds, courtesy of the beautiful health and nutrition gurus over at Whole9:

"I eat real food – fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit.  I choose foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition.  And food quality is important – I’m careful about where my meat, seafood and eggs come from, and buy organic local produce as often as possible.

This is not a “diet” – I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy, activity levels and a healthy body weight.  I aim for well-balanced nutrition, so I eat both animals and a significant amount of plants.  I’m not lacking carbohydrates – I just get them from vegetables and fruits instead of bread, cereal or pasta.  And my meals are probably higher in fat than you’d imagine, but fat is a healthy source of energy when it comes from high-quality foods like avocado, coconut and grass-fed beef.

Eating like this is ideal for maintaining a healthy metabolism and reducing inflammation within the body.  It’s good for body composition, energy levels, sleep quality, mental attitude and quality of life.  It helps eliminate sugar cravings and reestablishes a healthy relationship with food.  It also works to minimize your risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and autoimmune."
Now you know more about WHY I do this... let's get back to the HOW...

Early morning eatables:
mug of whole leaf green tea from Bird Pick Tea & Herb
two sausage egg muffins with green chiles
leftover roasted dill carrots
a few slices of fresh cut, chilled watermelon 



Noontime nutrition:
cranberry kombucha (no added sugar)... tummy has been a little grumbly lately, so I decided to try a probiotic to get the rumbles to subside
leftover pork sausage crumbles with a few splashes of Frank's Hot Sauce

Nightime nosh:
spinach salad with leftover grilled steak, topped with guacamole and pico de gallo
• chilled watermelon 

 
It was a very pleasant Sunday.  Not a lot of time in the kitchen meant more time with Matt and the dogs and that made me a super happy Whole30 gal.
 





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