I can barely believe it, but this is my final week of planning for the Whole30! I thought that by this point I would be counting down the hours until day 31, and planning out my first non-compliant meal. To be honest, I see no point in changing my eating habits right away. I'm happy where I am and eating so much great food, and my training hasn't suffered one bit. I'll talk more about my transition plan next week!
Week 3 Update
I guess it goes without saying that week three was another success for me. I did wake up a bit more tired than usual, but that's due to staying up late to watch Australian Open matches every night! Other than that, my energy levels have been really high all day long, and I've been feeling great during my workouts. I also noticed that I haven't been feeling sick or had any stomach issues at all this month. It seems like everyone at work is sick lately, but I haven't had as much as a headache or cough.
My surprising change for the week is that my eyes are getting lighter! This is something that I noticed but thought was my imagination, then Dan mentioned that my eyes were looking brighter than normal. I compared two pictures of my eyes- Day 1 on top and Day 20 on bottom- to show you the difference. It looks like the outer edge of my iris isn't as dark anymore. It also looks like the actual white of my eye is a bit less vein-y, and my under eyes are also lighter! What do you think- am I crazy or is there a difference?
Week 4 Meal Plan
BreakfastI love the idea of having egg cups for an easy grab-and-go breakfast. Each cup can have its own ingredients, and I'll be sharing my recipe for this on Tuesday! I'll also be trying out Michele's breakfast idea, which looked amazing on her blog.
Egg Cups (recipe coming!) x 5
Chipotle Taco Breakfast Skillet x 2
LunchMost of the meals that I'm making this week make a lot of food, so I'll be relying on leftovers for my lunches. I might also make some shredded chicken and add some veggies for a quick and easy lunch in case I run out, but I'm hoping I have enough food to carry me through lunch this week!
DinnerI'm so excited for my dinners this week. One of my favorite simple meals to make is fish with roasted veggies, so I'll be making that two days this week. The rest of the days I'm going to be feasting on a chili recipe that has been suggested to me so many times, and Margaret's amazing looking soup. I love how simple prep will be for both of these recipes!
Salmon with roasted veggies (I like brussels sprouts, broccoli, mushrooms, or carrots) x 2
Cocoa Chili with Baked potato and kale salad (sub regular vinegar, omit cheese) x 3
Crock Pot Taco Soup x 2
SnacksI've been doing pretty well about the no snacking rule, but I typically have something to eat before or after my workouts. I loved getting Lara bars last week, but this week I'm going to try to make my own. I've also loved having a protein-packed smoothie before my workouts, or some unsweetened apple sauce. Quick and easy fuel that's been great for my runs!
Homemade Lara Bars (make sure the recipe you're using is Whole30 compliant! The ones I'll be making are cherry pie, key lime pie, and cashew cookie.)