Gone Nuts!

31 Aug

So I believe today marks my 23rd day of my Whole30. The end is near! And for the most part it has been going great buuuuut I messed up.

I have been eating WAY too many nuts and I am paying for that. I mindlessly snacked on nuts forgetting about the density of them. I believe they are the reason for my discomfort. My body is so sensitive, it’s not fair! Especially when I watch my boyfriend eat a costco gallon of peanut butter in one sitting and still maintain a 6pack, cool. I thought maybe that was his secret, so i allowed myself be a little less strict about my nut and nut butter intake, and now I feel like a big puffy whale. Wahhh:((

If you are interested Primal Toad wrote an interesting post on nuts that I found helpful in my decision to cut them out.

SO now I’ve cut all nuts out of my diet, as of yesterday. I will still eat the occasion nut butter but no more handfuls of cashews here and there. I love cashews!

What else have I been eating/doing other than eating nuts? Well, nothing too exciting, now that I’m back in school I have no time to get creative and I’ve basically eaten the same things everyday for 2 weeks. Yep, 2 weeks of eggs, chicken, sweet potatoes and way too many nuts. I follow Juli at PaleOMG and her food is literally amazing and brilliant but I know just one of those recipes would take me all day.

Sooo.

Every. Single. Morning. looks like this……

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Egg Whites, spinach, avocado and SP

OR…

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Instead of SP I have berries! Gettin’ crazy I know.

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Avocado and hardboiled eggwhites. SO good. Pop that tupperwhere open and watch the room CLEAR. Hah!

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Yummy! Kale, Extra Lean Ground Turkey, and Kabocha Squash! Mmmmm!

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This was packed for our hike in Tahoe. I can’t even remember what is in there, a little of everything. Can you guess?

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We hiked near Cathedral Lake and stopped at “Floating Island” for lunch. Where my lovely boyfriend dropped my poor camera in the lake. RIP camera. Which is why all these pictures are taken with my iPhone. So sad:(((((

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Other than losing my poor camera it was a beautiful day, Tahoe gives me the best feeling ever!

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So does my new computer! Weeeee!!!!!! Best weekend ever!

You know what else is amazing? Cheating…

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Technically Lara Bars have “approved” ingredients; dates, unsweetened coconut, almonds, cashews and coconut oil. BUT they are not suggested and more like a “cheat” since they are loaded with so much sugar and a “convenience” food satisfying my “cravings”. NOT sorry…

BTW sorry for my totally gross nail polish.

Now that I’m back in school I need recipes that are convenient that I can cook for the week. This week I cooked some of the organic local extra lean grassed beef I have in the freezer and made some “Broccoli Beef”. Soooo good.

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Broccoli Beef

1 LB lean grassed beef

1 Green pepper

1 yellow onion

1 head broccoli

2 TBSP coconut oil

2 cloves of garlic

Directions: throw it all in a pan

It lasted for about 4 meals and tastes amazing with Coconut Aminos, you could put it over quinuoa or brown rice as well.

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Yay Yay first day of school, Micro Bio and A&P here we gooooo!

I am usually done with school around 12 but try and pack a small snack to hold me over through 5 hours of lab and lecture.

Oh and this week I also decided to add pavement running back into my workouts. I have a fear of treadmills which I won’t get into, and I go through phases with running where I love it and commit to it for awhile, and then stop.

Today, I went out for a short jog for the first time in probably 6 months my goal was to keep under 10 minute miles…Hush!

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I’ll take that! But I’m pretty sure my swiftness was thanks to my attire….

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Oops…This happens way too often with me.

After my run I attempted to make some beet chips but I failed because I could not get them cut thin enough without sacrificing a finger or two…

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but they still tasted amazing!

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Ew my nails I probably shouldn’t even post this picture! But I’m doing it anyways.

I also snacked on some asparagus and mustard. So. Good.

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That’s all folks! I’ll hopefully post again before my Whole30 is over, if not it might be awhile from the sugar coma I’m going to be in. :))) I actually don’t plan to completely end the diet, the only thing I do plan to add back into my diet is Protein Powder. I miss it the most and can feel the difference without it in my current diet.

PS I apologize for the disorganized, unclear and dry post that this is, I blame the nuts.

See ya!

xx

11 Responses to “Gone Nuts!”

  1. Corrie Anne August 31, 2012 at 6:12 PM #

    awwwa! sorry about your camera!!! boo! That beef & brocc looks delicious!

  2. ~jenniferlynn September 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM #

    Excited to try this whole30 myself.. looks like you’re doing great on it!
    Do you have troubles eating enough food?

  3. ~jenniferlynn September 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM #

    Oh! And are those small sweet potatoes doused in cinnamon? How do you cook them?

    • Brooke September 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM #

      Yep! Im usually lazy and just toss them in the microwave but on days I have time I usually prep a bunch of them by slicing them and baking them till soft. And no, I don’t have trouble getting enough food just learning how to make sure I’m getting enough of the RIGHT foods.

      • ~jenniferlynn September 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM #

        Today’s my day 1.. and just trying my best to stay on plan!

      • Brooke September 1, 2012 at 4:28 PM #

        Yay!

  4. Lift Eat Repeat September 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM #

    Sweet potatoes for breakfast- I love it! Have you ever tried sweet potato protein pancakes?

    • Brooke September 5, 2012 at 9:43 PM #

      Yes! Sooo good! I usually use pumpkin because it is more convenient in the mornings but SP tops pumpkin for sure:)

      • Lift Eat Repeat September 6, 2012 at 12:20 PM #

        Agreed- Sweet Potatoes are way better!

  5. athletarian September 6, 2012 at 11:08 PM #

    Hi!! I follow you on IG so thought I’d stop by ;) I keep hearing about this Whole30 and it sounds awesome except I’m veg so it probably wouldn’t work for me!! Either way, all of your eats look amazing. I am obsessed with coconut Larabars. They are SO good and worth the cheat if you ask me!

    • Brooke September 9, 2012 at 7:13 PM #

      Right?! But anything coconut steals my heart. Yay for this comment, I love your blog! And your new puppy!!

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