Whole30 Day 17 Recap: Staying Whole30 Compliant While On The Go
I had a big day planned for day 17 of whole30 so staying on point with nutrition was going to be important. I woke up and had two eggs for breakfast with some sweet potato and veggies. I knew I needed to eat well for breakfast because I had a meeting scheduled at noon and I wasn’t sure what time I’d be done and be able to get lunch.
My noon meeting was a lunch meeting but I wasn’t sure if there was going to be any whole30 compliant food. Lucky for me they served fresh squeezed vegetable juices at the meeting. The perks of working at a health-conscious company that happens to be across the street from a juice bar in a gym.
I had a green juice. That was all I had to eat / drink for several hours so I’m glad I had it to fill me up. I know I am drinking a lot of veggie juice on whole 30. However juicing vegetables is something I discovered several months ago that works for me and as long as I’m sticking to pure vegetable juice with no added sugar content I know it works for my body and it is okay. I also know that the folks at whole 30 say that vegetable juice is whole30 compliant BUT they do recommend you eat the entire veggie over juicing it. I am glad that I was able to have the veggie juice because I did not end up eating lunch until well past 2 PM. I also ate with my coworkers and they were having a lunch that was served however there wasn’t much for me to eat. I ended up grabbing a few pieces of grilled chicken from the top of the salad and some raw cut vegetables such a zucchini, peppers, carrots, and celery. It wasn’t much and definitely not as much food as I’ve been used to eating on whole30 but it was all I could do in the situation. But surprisingly I wasn’t crazy starving or going nuts on such a little amount of food. Could that mean that my body is becoming fat adapted? I sure hope so!
Later that day there was a party at my company (big day, I know). They had a tri-tip station and I had some of that. I tried to have some of the grilled vegetables, but it seemed like they were grilled in some sort of sauce that wasn’t whole 30 compliant so I did not eat them. When I got home from work, I got ready for soccer. I was really tired from my long day and I suspected that my off planning today was part of the reason I was so tired. I took a nap for around an hour before soccer. We played soccer and after soccer came home and had some soup. I did stay whole 30 compliant throughout the day however I was not happy eating the 4-5 smaller meals versus three square meals. I felt like it threw me off and threw my energy for a whirl. It was a good test for me though because I was around a lot of delicious food and alcohol and sweets all day long and I did not partake in any of it nor did I feel compelled to.
I wanted to post about this day specifically because I planned to be whole30 compliant all day and I still was however my meals were thrown off due to circumstances outside of my control but this is what I mean when I say that even if your whole 30 doesn’t know exactly to plan as long as you stay on point and you continue to eat the foods that will benefit you you were doing a great job and keep it up.
It was good for me to know that I could still stay whole 30 compliant even if my mealtimes were a bit thrown off. And becoming fat adapted? I sure hope so.
What about you? Have you ever been in a situation where you are Tiede well but it may need skipping meals or not eating for an extended period of time? How do you deal with it? What do you do? Post in the comments and let me know.