Still having trouble getting up this morning and feeling a little flu-ish, but better than I was last night. Yikes, that was bad. The low carb-flu is real people!
Interestingly enough, last night I dreamed about eating dessert. I specifically remember sitting at a table with many desserts: doughnuts, cookies, chocolate cake, etc. Then I dreamed about McDonald’s food. This is crazy! I haven’t had McDonald’s in probably 2 years or more. The last time I had a doughnut was probably over a year ago as well. Where is this coming from? I was happy to see in the Whole30 newsletter that this is normal for day 4. Man, it is amazing to me how much food affects your thoughts and behaviors (and I was gluten/dairy-free for 6 months before doing this!). I have never dreamed about stuff like this on any of my previous cleanses. Very interesting and strange.
My mom was a little freaked out when I told her about my flu-like symptoms. She thinks that if I am not feeling better soon I should stop and go back to my old way of eating. I do admit, I miss my green smoothies. I told her that this is all normal and part of the detox, and it should get better after the first week.
Breakfast – Ground Pork and Veggie Hash
I cooked some plain ground pork that I bought from a local organic farmer. I added the shredded zucchini and sweet potatoes, as well as the diced green apple I had leftover. I also put in some coconut butter and topped with cinnamon. This made about three meals, so I will have leftovers for a few days. It was good. I have found that it is hard for me to get in enough calories with this style of eating. I have found that if I do not eat enough fat, I will get hungry again 1-2 hours after eating. It was hard for me to finish off my bowl of breakfast, but I did.
Lunch – Leftover Pumpkin Soup. It’s all gone now. Will have to brainstorm some lunch ideas for tomorrow. Maybe a salmon salad?
Dinner – Zucchini Lasagna
I have been wanting to swap pasta for zucchini and use my mandolin slicer, so this was a good way to do both. I sliced up 4 zucchini this morning as well as cleaned and cut my broccoli that I did not have energy for yesterday. I have decided to take advantage of my energy while I have it. I got this recipe from the cookbook Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso. It is called Hasta La Vista Pasta Lasagna. Here is a link to the recipe: http://www.drkehres.com/2011/08/recipe-hasta-la-vista-pasta-lasagna.html
It turned out alright. I added fresh mushrooms (because I love them so!) as well as chopped a lot of fresh spinach up and threw that in (I need my leafy greens). I think the recommended 5-6 Zucchini’s is too much. I would probably only recommend 3 or 4 at the most. It was very messy and hard to eat the long zucchini pieces. I had to cut it up into smaller pieces. I think next time I will shred the zucchini and make it into a casserole like dish. Live and learn!
I have to admit, I am getting tired of all the cooking and dishes, but that comes with the territory. I think it was challenging for me to prepare dinner today in between appointments. I had to prep part in the morning, part in the afternoon, and bake it when I got home.
I did make a grocery store run and it was kind of cool to look in my cart and see only veggies and dried fruit that I found that did not have added sugar (wow, you really pay more to make sure the legal crack is not hanging out with your dried cranberries). It is a good feeling to know that day 4 is in the bag. I am worn out. Going to take a shower and go to bed.