Whole30 diet log for September 2016

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  1. Higus Silver Belt

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    Starting a log to help me get through the month.

    Always had issues with over eating, especially sugary foods. My wife and I are trying to brake bad habits and save some money by cooking our own meals. Whole30 is going to be a challenge, but I think it's better to push ourselves real hard and jump start ourselves. Wish us luck

    Day 1

    Breakfast:
    2 hardboiled eggs
    Black iced coffee

    Lunch:
    Chicken breast and broccoli
    Apple slices with cinnamon
    Cherry Larabar

    Dinner:
    Chicken salad with mustard, grapes, and chives


    Snacks:


    Mood: I was super anxious last night; I definitely think I have a sugar addiction. Kind of worried about what I'm going to do after dinner, which is usually when I have a snack attack. For now I've been too busy at work to have to think about food too much. The weekend could be a big challenge if I'm idle for too long.
     
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  2. Grappleboxing Brown Belt

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    You can do it bro! I'll be supporting you and watching this thread. Willpower and it is only 30 days. You got this!
     
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  3. Higus Silver Belt

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    Day 2

    Breakfast:
    Kale, sweet potato, egg hash
    Hard boiled egg

    Lunch:
    Chicken salad leftovers

    Dinner:
    Ribeye steak
    Sautéed mushrooms and spinach

    Snacks:
    Cantaloupe
    Cashews

    Mood:
    Spending the weekend away from home, so we had to do a lot of cooking in advance. I'll admit, I had a really short fuse for a good part of the day. Denying your body something it wants will have serious effects on your mood. By the evening I felt back to normal. We treated ourselves to steaks I cooked on the grill.
     
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    Missed a few days of logging with the long weekend.

    Day 5:
    Breakfast:
    Honeydew melon
    Black Coffee

    Lunch:
    Salmon Filets with mustard lemon sauce
    Larabar

    Dinner:
    Hardboiled eggs (I wasn't that hungry, lunch was late)

    Mood:
    KILL!
    The weekend was pretty miserable. We were away from home visiting my inlaws. Their house had a ton of snacks around. Everywhere I looked I wanted chips or cookies or sodas. We ended up doing our own cooking a lot, and had a couple of burgers sans buns that tasted good but weren't filling. That's been a challenge; eating food and transitioning to a non eating state without being completely satisfied.
    Mood was super irritable. I couldn't stand to be around people because I felt like I was going to snap at someone I cared about.
    On the positive side, my wife says I look like I've lost a little weight (haven't weighed myself since the start). She says her normal heartburn is mostly gone.
     
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    Day 6:
    Back at work, I'm hoping that it will be easier to keep my mind occupied off eating.

    Breakfast:
    Black Coffee

    Lunch:
    Garden Salad, no dressing
    Grilled chicken breast

    Dinner:
    Shredded chicken

    Snacks:
    Hardboiled eggs x2
    Orange
    Larabar

    Mood:
    Bored. It's strange no longer looking forward to meals. I'm starting to see the association my brain made with them; time marks in my day, little mental boosters, the next hit of sugar, etc.
    I've been busy at work all day, so I haven't had any aggravating moments to test my mood like over the weekend.
     
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    Day 7

    Breakfast:
    Black Coffee

    Lunch:
    Chicken thigh
    Steamed Veggies

    Dinner:
    Fruit
    Ground Turkey with tomatoes

    Mood:
    Evened out a little. Not as agitated as I was before. Not craving sugar as much, but it's hard to get satisfaction from meals.
     
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    Day 8:

    Breakfast:
    Black Coffee

    Lunch:
    Ground turkey leftovers
    Larabar

    Dinner:
    Will update later. Probably shredded chicken leftovers and some vegetables.

    Mood:
    Not bad. Food fatigue would be the biggest issue, but I've been too busy to really think about eating today.
    The weekend is coming up, so I'm a little apprehensive that I'm going to have a lot of idle time to be thinking about snacks and stuff.
    Planning my meals for a couple of days and staying active will probably help the time go faster.
     
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  8. Higus Silver Belt

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    Full disclosure: Broke the diet over the weekend. The wife and I were both miserable from it, and it was putting a strain on us. Cheated most of Saturday and for a snack on Sunday. We decided to change our scope a little to manage the diet. Now we are just trying to limit our overall carb and sugar uptake for the rest of the month. I guess our plan is to do a Whole30 compliant diet for at least 2 meals a day, then have a small serving around dinner to take the edge off. Still eating a lot of fruits, vegetables and meats, but not going to freak out if we want to have a glass of milk or some beans with our meal.

    Day 11

    Breakfast:
    Cantaloupe
    Fried eggs
    Prosciutto
    ice coffee

    Lunch:
    Tuna sandwich
    Ice Coffee
    Half a cookie

    Dinner:
    Vegetable soup
    Burger patty (needed some meat)

    Mood: disappointed I couldn't stick to the diet, but I realize how tough it was. It was a good goal and it made me aware of how much your body can become addicted to sugary foods. Going to keep trying to limit my intake for the rest of the month and stick to whole foods as much as possible.
     
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    Day 12

    Breakfast:
    Black Iced coffee

    Lunch:
    Vegetable Soup

    Dinner:
    Fruit salad
    Black coffee

    Mood: No real appetite yesterday. Was busy between work and night classes, so not much time to think about food. Had a headache in the evening, probably because I was under hydrated.
     
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    Day 13:

    Breakfast:
    Black coffee (I really need to think about eating something in the morning)

    Lunch:
    Salad with chicken

    Dinner:
    Went to a Greek restaurant and cheated
    Marinated octopus
    Gyro with tzatziki sauce
    Baklava and a black coffee (I should have stopped at the gyro, but at least I skipped french fries or pilaf while I was there)
     
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    Day 14:
    Breakfast:
    Iced coffee

    Lunch:
    Pork Tenderloin
    Steamed Vegetables

    Dinner:
    Turkey Sandwich (tossed out most of the bread; it was a really bad sandwich)
    Coffee
    Shredded pork
     
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    Day 15

    Breakfast
    Iced Coffee

    Lunch:
    Shredded Pork

    Dinner:
    Chicken
    Sweet potatoes
     
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    Day 19

    Broke diet a couple of times over the weekend. Ice cream was had. It also made me sick the next day. Good or bad thing?

    Breakfast:
    Coffee

    Lunch:
    Shreaded Pork

    Dinner:
    Salad with grilled chicken
    Coffee

    Snack:
    Chicken Salad with grapes and mustard
     
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  14. Mga223 Gold Belt

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    Hey bud! How did it all go?
     
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  15. Saint Of The K Green Belt

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    I'm just discovering this log and man, does it look like a miserable diet. I just don't see how it can be beneficial in the long run to eat so little variety, never to satiety, of course you're going to crash and burn... Anyway, hope you didn't get it all back.
     
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  16. qw3rty WAMMA Belt

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    Bad, your system is confused as hell
     
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  17. 7even White Belt

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    You should just do the Atkins diet and just eat all the meat and fish you want, while cutting carbs and sugar out of your diet. If you work out, then you will see the results from the Atkins diet. I eat a lot, and that diet worked perfectly for me.
     
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