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Whole 30 Days 25 to 27: Maced by Cayenne Pepper

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After 24 days of eating sweet potato every day, we’ve actually gone sweet potato-less for the last few days. Matt was getting a bit fed up of it. On the other hand, I can eat sweet potatoes until they come out of my ears.

Day 25

Breakfast: Egg with pancetta and cherry tomatoes

Lunch: Pina Colada chicken

Tea: Pulled pork with carrot noodles

How I’m feeling: I’ve had a random headache most of the day. I don’t think I’ve been as good as I have been with drinking my water today. I’ve easily been finishing my litre bottle at work, with a refill and a couple of cups of (fruit/herbal) tea. I haven’t even managed three quarters of my bottle today. I’ve also done a lot of computer work which probably hasn’t helped. Lesson learnt! Food wise, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for lunch. Luckily I found the last Pina Colada chicken in the freezer. Matt had a “mystery” curry (I couldn’t even remember when I made it, so I suspect it came with us in the house move). Aside from this stupid headache, I’m still feeling good, everything is settled and I just feel a bit more alive and “with it”.

Day 26

Breakfast: Didn’t have any

Lunch: Leftover pulled pork with carrot noodles

Tea: Spiced chicken with veggie couscous

How I’m feeling: I hadn’t prepared anything for breakfast, but I wasn’t actually too hungry and survived until lunchtime. I definitely seem to be coping better with going without for longer. Right now though, I’m feeling recovered! I may have got a bit sprinkle happy with the Cayenne pepper over the chicken and forgot quite how spicy it can be. I cooked it on the skillet, and literally maced both of us. Runny noses, runny eyes, coughing fits, and having to breathe through my jumper. Cooking was quite the ordeal today. Also, my mascara is definitely not waterproof. Even the cats retreated upstairs. Once my eyes and nose had stopped streaming and I’d stopped coughing, the chicken tasted pretty good – just the right amount of kick to it.  Matt and I were talking about how we’ve found this round of Whole 30, and he said he thinks his portion control is  a lot better. I actually thought it was similar to our pre-Whole 30 portion sizes, but I guess they may have got a little smaller.

Day 27

Breakfast: nearly a Whole 30 disaster

Lunch: Salad with chicken and balsamic vinegar

Tea: Chicken korma with carrot noodles

How I’m feeling: It’s been quite a busy one today! First up, it was a mass hair cutting day for Matt and I. Matt was beginning to get lost under his mop, and I was shutting my hair in the car door when I was getting in as it was too long. We were running a bit late, so I thought I’d have the Nudie coconut chips that I bought from Muscle Food. I grabbed them without looking at the ingredients list. Big oops. I started chewing on a couple while I looked at the back, and ended up spitting them out. No way that I was restarting my Whole 30 at Day 27! Anyway, on the way back from the hairdressers, we stopped at Darts Farm. My parents-in-law and grandparent-in-law were coming over to see the house for the first time since we moved in. Normally, we would have all gone out for lunch, but Matt had explained that as I was on a strict Whole 30, he doubted we would find anywhere compliant. I was having a bit of a panic what to feed people – it’s lunch, so you don’t want to go too heavy, but a salad seems un-wintery. Despite that, we ended up buying salad stuff with some quiche. As usual when I go to Darts Farm, I came out with more than I’d originally intended to buy.

This stuff is absolutely gorgeous. I’m not normally a fan of instant coffee at all, but this is lovely. What’s even better – Little’s Coffee is just down the road from us. Will and Caroline from Little’s were at Darts Farm, explaining about their products. Unfortunately we were in a bit of a rush to get home in time, so after a very brief chat and Caroline’s recommendation, I picked up the vanilla infused coffee. At home, mad last minute hoovering ensued, and then everyone arrived. Mother- and father-in-law brought us some beautiful flowers, while Nan very kindly bought a veggie and fruit box for us. I made a start on lunch while Matt did the grand tour. Matt worked the sales pitch on the Whole 30 to Nan, and showed her Nom Nom Paleo. She would now like a copy, so I ordered one to be sent to her. Lunch went down well (phew!) and we had a good catch up. They left at about 3pm. For tea, I cooked the korma from a paste packet I found at Darts Farm, and we settled in to watch Straight Outta Compton for the night.

Flowers

Anyway, I’m feeling good. I’ve had good energy, I’m sleeping well, my skin is clearing up nicely and my jeans are too big.

A lot of people will have finished their Whole 30 on Saturday, so congratulations to those who have made it through – hope the reintroduction phase goes well! I finish on Tuesday.

My other Whole 30 Round 3 posts are here:

 

Author: Steph

Blogger learning to live a healthier life, losing weight and starting to run.

6 thoughts on “Whole 30 Days 25 to 27: Maced by Cayenne Pepper

  1. I’m really pleased that all is going well, and I think you are looking good too. Keep up the good work 😀

  2. Sounds like you’re doing really well – both of you! I could easily eat sweet potato every day I think 😉 in fact, there are so many foods that I literally do each every day without fail (porridge, apples…). I’m such a creature of habit. Love that your nan got into it as well, bless her.

    • Thank you 🙂 I am a bit of a creature of habit too and unless I get really bored of something, it usually becomes my go-to food. I am hoping that Nan gets in to it a little, though I suspect the lack of whiskey may be a deal breaker 🙂

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