When I first presented with the Whole 30 challenge, it made me take a good long look at myself and what I was putting in my body. My diet was terrible. I loved cookies, Reese’s peanut butter cup, and an abundant of sugary loaded with carbs foods. With that said, there was a lot of stress of “can I do this” within me. I cleaned out my pantry and refrigerator, headed to the store for raw nuts, vegetables, fruits, and all natural meats.
This was quite new to me, but after reflecting on my past eating habits, I had the desire for a change.
My first couple of meals were pretty easy and more importantly tasty. The first was Pedersons Natural Farms No Sugar Chorizo, yellow and red bell peppers, an onion, tomatoes, and some avocado on top. It was so amazingly good, I have had it several times over the course of the first week. My second meal was as equally good. Pedersons No Sugar Kielbasa sausage, broccoli, carrots, onion, mushrooms. Several of my breakfast have included Pedersons No Sugar Hickory Bacon and organic eggs. All of my meals have been full of flavor and tasty. My first week went pretty good. I had some cravings for a quick sugar fix, but I stayed away from sweets with a hand full of raw almonds. Being a single father of a 4 month year old has been a challenge. It’s hard to cook meals that take a long time because of the attention that she requires. This has been my toughest challenge. Most of my meals have been quick and easy to make. I will probably have to stick to this game plan throughout my 30 day challenge. I have picked up a couple ready to eat paleo meals at my local grocer. The meals was meatballs with squash spaghetti, beef stroganoff with squash spaghetti, and meatloaf with mashed yams and grilled vegetables. All were pretty good and 2 minutes away from being ready to eat. The problem with these meals is, they are kind of expensive. I will have to plan my meals throughout the rest of the challenge.
All in all, I feel great. I don’t feel blotted anymore. I can already tell that I have lost a few pounds in the right places. I have always had a fast metabolism and converting my body from burning carbs to burning fat is starting to happen. I feel more alert and not as lethargic after a meal. My portions remain the same. I like to eat so they’re quite large. I look forward for the weeks to come.