Search This Blog

My Whole30 - Day 11

8/12/2012 *Sara-Marie* 5 Comments


Day 11. The days are just passing us by! My motivation is back up again and it really is becoming second nature to prepare and eat REAL FOOD. I feel changes going on in my body and I just feel great. Good health really does start with good food.

It's also REALLY nice to put on a skirt that was a little tight a few weeks ago and all of a sudden fit perfectly - and with a little room to spare!


Leftover roasted veggies, 5 sliced strawberries and 2 eggs, which I clearly failed on moving from skillet to plate.

More leftover roasted veggies and leftover cilantro lime chicken

I decided to give this  Almond Butter Chicken a try for dinner, with the following changes:
  • I decided to make it more of a stir fry instead of a crockpot dinner, based on what I had available.
  • Instead of mushrooms, I added a red bell pepper, shredded carrots and broccoli
  • I thought the original recipe was lacking some flavor (maybe since I wasn't cooking it for hours in a crock pot), so at the end I added some freshly grated ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and some fresh cilantro.
  • Verdict: really good, but I still think it was missing something. Next time, I will definitely add some garlic and maybe some coconut milk?
Still looked pretty!
Paired the stirfry with some mashed cauliflower. The creaminess of both dishes made a great soothing combination.

To keep focused, I did a little redecorating in the kitchen:

I typed and printed out a bunch of the quick and easy meal ideas from "It Starts with Food" and placed them on the fridge for easy reference. I also printed out the Whole30 reference guide!

In my Day 11 email (from Whole30 Daily), we were encouraged to enter exercise practices into our Whole30 challenge. Now I haven't stopped exercising (spin/cycle, run/walks, pushups, situps, squats, etc), but I am ready to AMP IT UP! It was really valuable to receive a list of "do-anywhere" workouts - especially for someone who travels a lot for work.

They recommended high intensity, short but hard sessions 3-4 times a week, in addition to lower intensity sessions to aid in recovery. (Like walking).  Instead of always having to dig up that email for workout ideas, I decided to write each one on a popsicle stick, with the number of rounds (or any other notes) written on the back.

NOTE: I saw this idea some where on Pinterest, but for some reason didn't pin it, so I can't reference back.

So cute! It's the little things that make me happy!
I am blogging my way through the Whole30 program, based on the book “It Starts with Food.” Click here to find out more and join me if you’d like! I dare you. Triple doggy dare you. ;)

You Might Also Like


  1. Replies
    1. XOXO, thank you for you daily support! Keeps me going! :)

  2. I am still considering it. I am going to PR for a week and I know I will not be able to do it while there, too much good grandma food, but the week I get back I am 95% sure I will start it, just have to read more about it. I have a question can I drink coconut milk kefir the plaine kind. I just switched from yogurt to that and I am hoping I can keep it as my breakfast smoothie

    1. Oh yea, I definitely would enjoy every last meal while you're in PR. Enjoy some for me too! :)

      I definitely recommend that you read the book because it walks through all of the science of why they recommend or don't recommend certain foods, but in an easy to understand format. But you're into the sciences so you should be fine! You'll probably understand it more than me. I think I downloaded the book onto my iPhone for $10.

      That being said, they do advise against any dairy during the Whole30 (except clarified butter, also known as Ghee) and I do believe I read that Kefir was also out. I do think it's one of the better dairy options, and they do support unsweetened Kefir after the Whole30 is over. Since the Whole30 is meant to completely reset your body, any dairy could hinder that process.

      However, I just reread your comment and noticed you said "coconut milk kefir" which makes me wonder if it might be okay. It's it mostly coconut milk, it might be okay. What are the ingredients on the nutrition label?

  3. 3 Studies PROVE Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    This means that you literally burn fat by eating coconut fat (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medicinal journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!