Day Two of the Whole30 was not as bad as Day One.
This was, I think, due partly to good planning. We made a grocery trip the night before (see yesterday’s blog), and picked up some things for the day.
One of the things I picked up was asparagus, because I freaking love asparagus, and I’d seen someone in our Facebook group talk about asparagus and eggs for breakfast. Since you basically eat eggs forty-two times a day on this plan, you have to think of ways to church them up. So I did.
That is roasted asparagus, topped with three over easy eggs fried lightly in clarified butter. I also added a few drops (half the bottle) of a really good hot sauce, which Erica then mentioned might not be compliant. So what did I do yesterday? I MADE MY OWN FREAKING HOT SAUCE.
That’s right, jalapeños, dried Carolina Reapers, tomato paste, smoked paprika, apple cider vinegar, beef stock and a few other compliant spices. It’ll peel the paint off your car, and it tastes pretty dang good if I say so myself.
Back to the meals though. I did get hungry about halfway between breakfast and lunch, and luckily I was prepared.
I doled out exactly twenty-eight almonds and ate them slowly, thinking about how good they’d be loaded up with sugar and syrup and all the things I would never put on almonds but that I want to put on them now.
Lunch was leftovers from Day One, steak and mushrooms with hot sauce. It was freaking phenomenal and made me wish I had made more. One of the things I’m trying to do though is to make sure I’m eating smaller portions. Yeah, I’m pretty sure I can eat all I want on this plan, but that doesn’t mean I need to abuse it.
I found a recipe for Whole30 tacos online yesterday, and essentially begged Alicia to let me make them. Another short shopping trip after school, and I had the ingredients for the tacos, as well as the ingredients for the aforementioned hot sauce.
I mixed up my own taco seasoning, and I forgot the oregano listed in the recipe, and that sucked. It wasn’t as good as the taco seasoning I buy in the pre-made packets, and I don’t care who you are, it’ll never be better and you won’t convince me otherwise. But it was tasty, and it’ll do.
Scooping that beautiful taco meat onto green and crunchy romaine lettuce instead of taco shells was probably the most depressed I’ve been on this whole plan, and it was just Day Two. I threw some fresh onion, tomato, and avocado on as well, and enough of my hot sauce to drown the sadness in my heart.
A lot of people get mad at me for being able to tell a difference in my body so quickly when I make a diet change. But the plain and simple truth is, my diet was SO TRULY TERRIBLE, that any changes I make get noticed very quickly.
As a result, the following things have happened: I’ve noticed my stomach is laying flatter in the mornings when I wake up, instead of being bloated; my skin is less oily; I’m colder, which means my blood sugar is dropping; and I feel like absolute shit.
Day Three will be interesting, I brought leftovers from last night’s dinner, and Alicia set out turkey to eat tonight. I don’t know exactly what we’re going to do with it. In the meantime, I’m going to try to make it without a midmorning snack.