Well, day two has almost come to a close. First I’ll recap my day from the food standpoint. This morning I had a little extra time off because today is my day off. I made some breakfast for the kids and whipped up some Avocado Toad in a Hole courtesy of Nom Nom Paleo’s Killer iPad app.
I had to take my little guy to the pediatrician today and we found out he had an ear infection 😦 For lunch I made some hamburger patties for the two of us and we scarfed them down. Over the weekend I picked up this nifty hamburger patty mold at Williams-Sonoma and it was awesome to use. Made perfect patties, and it has markings on it so you can easily make 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 pound patties. I managed to get him down for a nap and had a little time to myself in the kitchen. I whipped up some bone broth in my pressure cooker to enjoy later in the week. I threw in some dried shitake mushrooms and oh man, they were amazing in the end product! Next I got a beef roast out of the Sous Vide Supreme that I had put in yesterday. Since we are on the Whole 30, it is essentially impossible to find roast beef or turkey that is compliant, so I just decided to make some! I finished off the roast beef in my cast iron skillet and stored it in the fridge for consumption along the week. Last I dropped a pack of frozen Sous Vide Carnitas I had made a week or so ago. It’s a 48 hour soak for these bad boys, so when I made them I cooked three individual batches and just froze two of them after cooling them down in an ice bath. I warmed them up in the bath tonight and crisped them up in the old skillet again (old girl got a work out today!) Roasted up some acorn squash and called it a meal. Quite a good day food wise!
As far as how I felt today, I had a much better day than yesterday. I must admit, I felt pretty terrible yesterday, and the only clear explanation is that my caffeine intake was dramatically lower than normal. My wife and I were both amazed by how the lack of caffeine made us feel, and we decidedly felt like junkies! We were both better today thank goodness, and I was back to feeling my usual energetic Paleo self.
The transition to the Whole 30 has been fairly easy for us since we came to it from a strict Paleo lifestyle. None-the-less, it is amazing the pull a few final strongholds can have on your psyche. I can’t decide whether I want to try to drink my coffee black (have never been able to stand it) or just let the coffee go for good over the process. I will not give up coffee long term. It has nothing to do with caffeine or energy (caffeine really stopped working in med school!), it’s just that I LOVE coffee! This will be the main thing I miss over this 30 days, but I’m excited to keep going. One more day down…off to drink some water before bed!