So today is day 5 of my Whole30 challenge, and I have to say I am feeling great! I have been loving all of my meals and am loving trying out new recipes and ideas. A lot of people think that since you cut out grains on this diet, you have no carbs and are tired all day. SO WRONG! The key is making good choices in fruits and vegetables throughout the day for you carbohydrate intake. For example, I have been eating a sweet potato almost every day so far, which is a great source of complex carbs. Other ways I’ve incorporated carbs from fruits and veggies are with apples, bananas, squash, pumpkin and broccoli.
Another thing about this diet that I have found is that I eating a lot more healthy fats. The fats are an essential part to any diet and really help to keep me satisfied. Plus who can complain about eating more almond/sunbutter? :). I’ve also been incorporating lots of avocados, olive oil, and coconut into my meals.
Here is a look at my meals from today:
Breakfast: turkey sausage, 2eggs, and avocado
Lunch; turkey sausage with leftover spaghetti squash and homemade tomato sauce
Pre-workout snack: threw together some “Paleo cereal” with 1/2 banana, blueberries, almonds, pecans, raisins, seeds, almond butter, cinnamon, and almond milk (this was delicious!)
Today was bis and chest, so I did 3 sets each of the following exercises:
Dumbbell bench press
Incline dumbbell bench press
Pushups on the stability ball
Seated dumbbell curls
It feels so good to be getting back into the rhythm of a strength training routine! I could feel my muscles pumpin’ today and was loving it!
Post workout dinner: 2 eggs, veggies, and a sweet potato with almond milk
Later tonight I think I am going to make a Paleo friendly version of this....wish me luck!
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