Eating tracker May 2016 part 2

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Monday 16 May 2016 (Whole15 day 12)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut
  • Lunch: oxtail stew, cauliflower rice, parsnip and swede, pear
  • Snack: apple
  • Dinner: pork shank, fruit/veg juice

Tuesday 17 May 2016 (Whole15 day 13)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut
  • Lunch: oxtail stew, cauliflower rice, parsnip and swede, pear
  • Snack: apple, mixed dried fruit/nuts/coconut flakes
  • Dinner: pork shank, pork crackling, fruit/veg juice, steak, stir fry veg, ginger

Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Whole15 day 14)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut
  • Snack: plum
  • Lunch: oxtail stew, cauliflower rice, parsnip and swede, pear
  • Snack: apple, 2 plums
  • Dinner: pork crackle, pork meat, mixed dried fruit/nuts/coconut flakes, fruit/veg juice

Thursday 19 May 2016 (Whole15 Day 15)

  • Breakfast: stir fry veg, ginger, pork
  • Snack: 2 plums
  • Lunch: stir fry veg, ginger, pork, pear, apple
  • Dinner: banana, pistachios, coconut flakes, almond butter

Friday 20 May

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, avocado, pork
  • Snack: Choc-chip skillet cookie
  • Lunch:Choc-chip skillet cookie
  • Dinner: Salad with dressing, spring roll, yakitori chicken, chicken noodle soup, egg fried rice, sirloin steak, beansprouts, ginger beer. Choc-chip skillet cookie.

Saturday 21 May

  • Breakfast:eggs, ham, mushrooms, peppers, olives
  • Snack: Reese’s pieces
  • Lunch:Cracklin’ chicken
  • Dinner: Ice cream

Sunday 22 May

  • Breakfast: eggs, ham, cheese, artichokes
  • Snack: ice cream
  • Lunch: Cracklin’ chicken
  • Snack: 2 biscuits
  • Dinner: 4 doughnuts, chicken, eggs, cheese

Monday 23 May

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, artichokes
  • Lunch: pork belly, chips, salad garnish, apple and thyme jam, birthday cake
  • Dinner: Ice cream, fruit/veg juice

Tuesday 24 May

  • Breakfast:eggs, mince, artichokes
  • Lunch:Filipino pork belly, rice, stir-fry veg, candy floss, white chocolate cheesecake, apple juice
  • Snack: mixed dried fruit/nuts/coconut flakes
  • Dinner:2 pieces Gouda

Wednesday 25 May

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut
  • Snack: 2 biscuits
  • Lunch: Szechuan beef, rice, chicken gyouza, iced tea, apple and cinnamon Danish, 2 biscuits
  • Snack: 2 bars Galaxy Duet
  • Dinner: Taco Bell fajita, taco, nachos, cheese sauce, churros, chocolate sauce, choco marsh melt, Pepsi max

Thursday 26 May

  • Breakfast: bacon, sausage, tomato, mushrooms, scrambled egg, apple juice
  • Snack: 2 hot chocolates, 3 Danish pastries
  • Lunch: chicken, gnocchi, kale, hot chocolate, red berry cheesecake
  • Snack: chocolate fudge cake, 3 chocolate chip cookies
  • Dinner: eggs, cheese, crisps

Friday 27 May (Whole60 Day 1)

  • Breakfast: eggs, avocado, sauerkraut, mince
  • Snack: pork shoulder steak, artichokes
  • Lunch: pork belly, cucumber, green and black olives
  • Dinner: pork shoulder steaks, Polish salad, fried mushrooms

Saturday 28 May (Whole60 Day 2)

  • Breakfast: Chicken and skin
  • Lunch: eggs, bacon, olives, peppers, mushrooms
  • Snack: banana, apple, pear, coconut flakes
  • Dinner: Steak, roast shallots and sweet potato, prawns, lime, arrowroot, cashew nuts

Sunday 29 May (Whole60 Day 3)

  • Breakfast: eggs, bacon, olives, mushrooms, avocado
  • Snack: cashew nuts, mixed dried fruit/nuts/coconut flakes
  • Lunch : chicken, olives, cucumber, white chocolate chip cookie
  • Dinner: 2 white chocolate chip cookies

Eating tracker May 2016 1

Monday 2 May 2016

  • Breakfast: fried chicken, chocolate
  • Can’t remember the rest of the day

Tuesday 3 May 2016

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut
  • Snack: ginger biscuits
  • Lunch: Goan chicken soup, bakewell tart flapjack
  • Snack: chocolate chip cookies
  • Snack: assorted canapes
  • Dinner: Thai chicken starter, chicken with thai basil, coconut rice
  • Snack: chocolate and hazelnut croissant

Wednesday 4 May 2016

  • Snack: chocolate and hazelnut croissant
  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut, white chocolate cookie
  • Snack: chocolate chip cookies
  • Snack: apple, pear
  • Lunch: gammon, red cabbage
  • Snack: assorted canapes
  • Dinner: two white chocolate chip cookies, wispa, jelly popping dairy milk, dry roasted peanuts

Thursday 5 May 2016 (Whole15 Day 1)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut
  • Lunch: gammon, red cabbage, mixed dried fruit/nuts/coconut flakes
  • Snack: grapes
  • Dinner: gammon, red cabbage

Friday 6 May (Whole15 Day 2)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut, avocado
  • Lunch: gammon, red cabbage, caramelised onions
  • Snack: pear, apple
  • Dinner: Vietnamese chicken salad (on cucumber instead of jicama)

Saturday 7 May (Whole15 Day 3)

Sunday 8 May (Whole15 Day 4)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, caramelised onions, Turkish chopped salad, sweet potato fries
  • Lunch: roasted cashews, green chicken
  • Dinner: flat iron steak, sweet potato fries, Turkish chopped salad

Monday 9 May (Whole15 Day 5)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut
  • Snack: pear
  • Lunch: Bora Bora fireballs, Vietnamese salad (no base, no chicken), apple
  • Snack: mixed nuts/dried fruit/coconut flakes
  • Dinner: chicken, Turkish chopped salad

Tuesday 10 May (Whole15 Day 6)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut
  • Lunch: Bora Bora fireballs, Vietnamese salad (no base, no chicken), apple
  • Snack: pear, mixed nuts/dried fruit/coconut flakes
  • Dinner: chicken, Turkish chopped salad

Wednesday 11 May (Whole15 Day 7)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut
  • Snack: grapes
  • Lunch: Vietnamese chicken salad (no base), apple
  • Snack: pear, mixed nuts/dried fruit/coconut flakes
  • Dinner: chicken, artichoke, avocado, roasted cashews

Thursday 12 May (Whole15 Day 8)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut
  • Lunch: Vietnamese chicken salad (no base), pear
  • Snack: grapes, fruit/veg juice
  • Dinner: seared tuna, homemade mayo, belly pork, Turkish salad dressing

Friday 13 May (Whole15 Day 9)

  • Breakfast: eggs, mince, sauerkraut, avocado, homemade mayo
  • Snack: pear
  • Lunch: belly pork, homemade mayo, Polish salad, caramelised onions

Saturday 14 May (Whole15 Day 10)

  • Breakfast: eggs, bacon (from the deli counter, not sure if it contained sugar), onion, cucumber, olives, fruit/veg juice
  • Lunch: belly pork, carrot, spring onion, coconut aminos, ginger
  • Dinner: pear, mixed nuts/dried fruit/coconut flakes

Sunday 15 May (Whole15 Day 11)

  • Breakfast: carrots, onions, cucumber, avocado, belly pork, homemade mayo
  • Lunch : mixed nuts/dried fruit/coconut flakes
  • Dinner: duck, fruit/veg juice

I started off these two weeks with a bank holiday followed by two evening events with free food, which led to lots of overeating at the beginning. On the evening of 4 May I decided enough was enough and committed to do a Whole15, as a way of getting myself back on track and breaking the habit of eating mindlessly.I have found it easy to do on standard work days, with no temptation, as I usually take all my own food and cook dinner from scratch so I can prepare whatever I want.

Life after Whole30 – days 1-10

Day 1 – 31/10/15 – I was planning a day off as I was going to a party at my sister’s, but in the end I ate fairly compliantly. My digestion was still bad.

  • Breakfast – egg, mince, sauerkraut, pear
  • Lunch: egg, mince, caramelised onions
  • Dinner: Half jacket potato with cheese and onion topping, 1 spoon chilli, 1 frankfurter

Day 2 – 01/11/15 – today was my official cheat day of the week and I went quite overboard with chocolate.

  • Breakfast: Bacon, egg, tomato, ham.
  • Lunch: 1 bag Reese’s pieces, 15 treatsize Cadbury’s fudge, chocolate orange
  • Dinner: Roasted onions, pork crackling, 1 chocolate chip cookie

Day 3 – 02/11/15 – I had really strong cravings for sweets today, and even went to eat another cookie when I got home, but fortunately my husband had taken them all to work.

  • Breakfast: egg, mince, sauerkraut
  • Lunch: 5-spice pork, cauliflower rice, artichoke, caramelised onion
  • Dinner: 5-spice pork, cauliflower mash, almond cups

Day 4 – 03/11/15 – I had bought some chocolates to give to someone on 2 Nov, but she wasn’t around, so I ate them all throughout the afternoon of 3 Nov.

  • Breakfast: egg, mince, sauerkraut
  • Lunch: 5-spice pork, cauliflower rice, artichoke, caramelised onion
  • Dinner: Box of Quality Street, two almond cups.

Day 5 – 04/11/15 – this was meant to be my official cheat day of the week and again I went overboard, despite having already cheated on other days.

  • Breakfast: egg, mince, sauerkraut
  • Lunch: Beef goulash, chopped carrots and cucumber with hummus, 8 biscuits
  • Snack: Fruit and nut mix (included sugared almonds)
  • Dinner: 2 almond croissants, 4 chocolate ring doughnuts, 1 bag Reese’s pieces

Day 6 – 05/11/15 – I had bought the salad while out of the office on 4 Nov but didn’t eat it, so had it for lunch on 5 Nov. It had breadcrumbs. I made brownies in the afternoon, with dark chocolate and coconut palm sugar. My stomach felt terrible while I was at work and was making loud noises all afternoon.

  • Breakfast: 5-spice pork, cauliflower rice, artichoke, caramelised onion
  • Lunch: Chicken katsu salad
  • Dinner: Cracklin’ chicken, brownies

Day 7 – 06/11/15

  • Breakfast: egg, mince, gherkins, sauerkraut, brownies
  • Lunch: pork, cauliflower rice, cracklin’ chicken
  • Dinner: Cauliflower mash, cracklin’ chicken

Day 8 – 07/11/15 – I went on an afternoon/evening trip and chose to eat unhealthily while I was there.

  • Breakfast: egg, mince, gherkins, sauerkraut, brownies
  • Lunch: egg, mince, caramelised onion
  • Dinner: Cupcake, half-bag of chocolate jazzies, half-bag of pork scratchings

Day 9 – 08/11/15 – I ended up eating more unhealthy food that I had left over from the previous day.

  • Breakfast: egg, mince, gherkins, half-bag of chocolate jazzies, half-bag of pork scratchings
  • Lunch: Pork, cauliflower rice, artichokes, caramelised onions
  • Dinner: Bag of toffees

Day 10 – 09/11/15

  • Breakfast: egg, mince, gherkins, sauerkraut
  • Lunch: Kuku paka, cauliflower mash, spinach
  • Dinner: can’t remember

I’m really behind on tracking what I’m eating; I think because I just want to gloss over what I’m eating when it’s so unhealthy.

Whole30 days 26-30 October 2015

Day 26 – 26/10/15 – As the clocks went back in the UK, I wanted to retain my wake-up time which had now become 6am. I got up then and my energy was good all day. I was hungrier than usual in the morning. My digestion showed some improvement during the day.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, turkey breast, mushrooms, olives, apple
  • Lunch: Pork stew, sauerkraut, artichokes, pear
  • Dinner: Merguez meatballs and cauliflower rice, paleo chicken

Day 27 – 27/10/15 – I woke up at 6am again and had good energy. My digestion was good in the morning.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, turkey breast, mushrooms, olives, pear
  • Lunch: Pork stew, sauerkraut, artichokes, apple, pear
  • Dinner:Paleo chicken, pork chop, savoy cabbage, avocado, dried fruit.

Day 28 – 28/10/15 -I woke up at 6am again and had good energy. My digestion was poor in the morning, and very noisy throughout the day. so I’m going to assume that dried fruit is a trigger for me and avoid it from now on.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, caramelised onion
  • Lunch: Pork stew, sweet potato, savoy cabbage, apple, pear
  • Dinner: Mince, cauliflower rice, caramelised onion, olives

Day 29 – 29/10/15 – my energy was good today. My digestion showed some improvement but was still not 100%. I was reallly hungry in the afternoon, but was out straight after work so couldn’t eat until later. I managed to resist. I noticed that my sugar cravings are reduced and at the moment I don’t feel particularly inclined to eat unhealthy food, but I am looking at paleo sweet recipes and planning to make my own chocolate as soon as I can.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, caramelised onion, sauerkraut
  • Lunch: Cauliflower rice, mince, caramelised onion, sauerkraut, apple, pear
  • Dinner: Cauliflower rice, mince, olives, sauerkraut

Day 30 – 30/10/15 – It took me a while to get to sleep as I was feeling quite stressed about work, so then I was quite tired when the alarm went off and didn’t get up until 6.25am. My digestion was a bit improved but still not great. I was very hungry in the afternoon again, and was working late but managed to wait until hometime to eat.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, caramelised onion
  • Lunch: Pork stew, sweet potato, savoy cabbage, apple, pear
  • Dinner: Steak, artichokes, olives, mushrooms

So what now? I’ve finished the Whole30 but haven’t got exactly the results I wanted, as it hasn’t solved my digestive problems. At the moment I’m planning to take a day off on 31 October, then start from 1 November with the aim of eating Whole30 six days a week and allowing myself to go offplan on the seventh day. This day would be flexible so that I could tie it in to occasions where sticking to Whole30 is difficult e.g. going for a meal with others who have chosen the restaurant, travelling. I hope this will allow my digestion to recover further, and also avoid the situation I got into before this Whole30, where I was eating ridiculous amounts of chocolate which then led to eating more carbs in general.

Whole30 days 21-25 October 2015

Day 21 – 21/10/15 – A risky day as I was leaving the house at 7.30am and coming home at around 9pm, spending the day with my boss, who likes to buy lunches and cakes. I planned ahead, taking breakfast and lunch with me to eat while travelling, and some fruit and nuts to eat on the way home. I was still suffering with my digestion.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, onions, mushrooms, olives
  • Lunch: Carnitas, kale, sweet potato, apple
  • Dinner: chicken and guacamole salad, grapes, fruit, nuts, steak

Day 22 – 22/10/15 – I dreamed about eating non-compliant foods so I’m apparently at the timeline stage of days 12-15. I’m not particularly experiencing any cravings though. My digestion is still quite bad but seems slightly improved from last week.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, onions, mushrooms, olives
  • Lunch: Carnitas, kale, sweet potato
  • Dinner: fruit and nuts

Day 23 – 23/10/15 – Still the same digestion problems. I’m getting a cold and found myself craving chocolate, which could also be because I was working from home and that seems to be a trigger for mindless eating.

Day 24 – 24/10/15 – Another risky day as I was going on a trip (part work/part leisure). I’d be leaving the house at 7.30am, out all day and getting home at around 8pm. As before, I planned ahead and took breakfast and a snack with me. My digestion was quite bad again.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, onions, mushrooms, olives
  • Lunch:Carnitas, kale, sweet potato, apple, pear, dried fruit mix
  • Dinner: Paleo fried chicken

Day 25 – 25/10/15 – I ate a lot in the morning and then was really bloated in the afternoon and ended up not eating dinner. I’m really hoping the last five days of the Whole30 show a better result for me than the previous ten days have.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, onions, mushrooms, olives, meatballs and cauliflower rice
  • Lunch: Pork stew, sauerkraut, dried fruit mix
  • Dinner: I skipped dinner

Whole30 days 16-20 October 2015

Day 16 – 16/10/15 – I slept well and had good energy during the day. My digestion was bad and I experienced lots of bloating in the afternoon and evening. I was a bit disheartened after doing Whole30 for over two weeks already, then I realised that I must be at the stage of Day 8-9 on the Whole30 timeline. In my previous Whole30s, I haven’t had an experience which closely mirrored the timeline but I have hit certain stages at different points, and I suppose this is what’s happening here. I had gone very much “off the wagon” before starting this Whole30 and had been eating more carbs than usual and a lot more sugar than usual, so I suppose this is why it’s taking a long time to reset my system.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, onions
  • Lunch: Italian pork, red cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli
  • Dinner: Pork chop, spring greens, lime and olive oil dressing

Day 17 – 17/10/15 – I slept well and woke up naturally, with good energy all day. My digestion was still bad with lots of bloating, but better than Day 16.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, sauerkraut, avocado
  • Lunch: Pork chop, spring greens, mayo, apple
  • Dinner: Cracklin’ chicken

Day 18 – 18/10/15 – I slept really well and woke up naturally, with good energy all day. My digestion was quite bad again.

  • Breakfast: Cracklin’ chicken, artichokes, mixed fruit and nuts
  • Lunch: Pork crackling
  • Dinner: Mixed fruit and nuts, apple, carnitas

Day 19 – 19/10/15 – My digestion is still bad and I’m not sure why, I feel like I should be experiencing some Whole30 benefits by now and instead I’m almost back to square 1. My energy is good, at least.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, leeks
  • Lunch: Carnitas, kale, roasted cashews
  • Dinner: Carnitas, sweet potato, rosemary, dried fruit and nuts, apple

Day 20 – 20/10/15 – Still digestion problems, I can’t understand it since I’m not eating any of the usual triggers. I’m starting to think it must be the dried fruit and nuts, which is a problem as they’re an ideal food to travel with and I’m not sure what I could replace them with.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, leeks, apple
  • Lunch: Carnitas, kale, sweet potato, apple, roasted cashews
  • Dinner: steak, artichokes, avocado

Whole30 days 11-15 October 2015

Day 11 – 11/10/15 – I slept well and wasn’t woken up early for a change! My energy and digestion were both good. My skin has cleared up since last week. I didn’t feel very hungry again.

  • Breakfast: I got up late so I skipped breakfast
  • Lunch: Roast chicken homemade mayo, kale, strawberries, dessicated coconut
  • Dinner: Some pork and rind, apple

Day 12 – 12/10/15 –

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, green beans
  • Lunch: Italian pork, red cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, apple
  • Dinner: Pork, roast chicken, mayo

Day 13 – 13/10/15 – I slept well but was woken up early so a bit tired after that. My digestion was good. I was offered free cake in the evening but found it easy to turn down.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, green beans
  • Lunch: Italian pork, red cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli
  • Dinner: Apple

Day 14 – 14/10/15 – I slept really well and woke up naturally, with good energy all day. My digestion was also good. I was offered free chocolate and biscuits at work but resisted them quite easily.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, green beans
  • Lunch: Italian pork, red cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, pear
  • Snack: 3 dates, large handful mixed nuts and raisins
  • Dinner: Pork chop, rocket, avocado, artichokes, mayo

Day 15 – 15/10/15 – I woke up a few times in the night and so got up later than usual; maybe because it was cold. However, my energy was good for the rest of the day. I was offered free sandwiches at work but had no interest in them. My digestion was average.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, mince, onion, avocado
  • Lunch: Italian pork, red cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, pear
  • Dinner: Mince, caramelised onions, sauerkraut