Whole30: Lather, rinse and repeat

by Jude on June 12, 2011

in Food and Cooking, Smart.Sexy.Paleo, The Whole30 Challenge

Surprise! I’m starting Whole30 again! Not quite two weeks off it and I really missed it. It felt secure and easy. So I’m hitting it up again.

For breakfasts, I’m going to make stuffed capsicum with salmon and lemon myrtle (an Australian spice that I’ve had in my pantry for a while, with no idea what to do with it). This is just a concept, so could be risky!

For lunches, my delicious, albeit bastardised, version of cottage pie and roasted veg.

For dinners, I think I’m going to get a bit more adventurous – perhaps even break out the pressure cooker for some pressure cooker chicken. I’m also looking to try some carnitas, but haven’t decided on the crockpot or stovetop methods yet.

My primary focus for this week is to eat enough, use lots of flavourful spices and enjoy every mouthful.

I’m going to limit snacking – I discovered gnolls.org and read this cracker paragraph:

Predators gorge and fast; prey grazes.

Rephrased for modern humans: predators eat meals, prey grazes on snacks. This means you need to eat meals which will carry you through to your next meal, but that won’t make you tired or sleepy.

Given my new killer attitude, I’d much rather identify with the predators than with prey! I will be revisiting my relationship with coconut oil in lieu of snacking – the smallest amount just curbs any niggles for me and I’m always happy to read about the health benefits of coconut.

I’ll still be limiting coffee, whilst it doesn’t serve me well as a regular addition to my life, a good coffee can be marvellous. I’ll add a bone broth each morning to start my day off right and focus on some new spa water or herbal infusions to keep the hot drinks kosher.

I didn’t have much of a chance to add anything back in after finishing my last Whole30 – but butter and dark chocolate are out again. I did try some heavy cream in a coffee but it wrecked me.

My nutrition is pretty tight these days, so the Whole30 really isn’t that big a deal, it just provided me with a framework I could work with really happily.

As I read in a fucking brilliant blogpost recently:

The ‘everything in moderation’ argument – which I have heard throughout my life – is the sole refrain of the underpowered. Those that lack the drive to change their situation, regardless of how much encouragement, information or horsepower you offer them.

Don’t listen to them. Never let them convince you to go nowhere.

Stay Badassed.

You know what? I’m going to. I do really well on this and why the frack should I loosen the reins to make other people feel more comfortable?

I have drive. I will become (yet another) fabulous poster girl for eating clean and training smart. Hear me now when I say that I will look amazing and be in great shape, both mentally and physically, when I hit the US in 11 months.

Me + Whole30 = lurve.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura Flack October 16, 2011 at 7:32 am

Great post. My hubby says that all the time ” You can have whatever you want, just in moderation”. I think it’s funny that I have lost weight, but he just keeps gaining more and it’s not good at all for his health. The
“eat right and exercise group” I don’t think understands Paleo at all..

I lurve Whole30. I just need to eat more… I find myself just not wanting to eat more eggs and bacon, so I just don’t eat – which doesn’t help the situation cause I feel like the people on the I-Caveman documentary LOL.


Jude October 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Hey Laura, I had the same experience – not eating enough. But I think I’ve worked that out this time around.

Your husband isn’t into the primal thing? HOpefully he’ll come around!


Jahlieh Henderson April 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm


Just got introduced to your website from the Whole 30 Daily website! I find myself laughing out loud at your posts – I appreciate your sense of humor!

I’m on Day 18 of my program and I’m already prepping for “Life after Whole 30.” So far, I have had tremendous success and want to continue the Whole 30 eating, but still want to be able to enjoy a drink with friends or the very rare and very occasional ice cream treat. What are your suggestions to continue the Whole 30/Paleo lifestyle, but not feel so restricted?

Thanks in advance!


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