So, about the Whole 30...it was not easy to maintain on the 4th of July. The hot dogs, burgers, and ALCOHOL! Truthfully, I don't drink alcohol because it makes my body feel horrible, but a real life burger would have been so nice. I couldn't bring myself to break my diet and I am deathly afraid of gluten, so with the help of great friends, I ate some grilled chicken and burger with no bread or anything else. There was also a ton of fruit to eat and considering that I thought we were only going to be there for 10 minutes and ended up staying for about 9 hours, I believe I maintained my Whole 30 in a pretty efficient manner.
Day 5 was much better. I didn't eat breakfast, but that is because of my thyroid medication. I started waiting a whole hour to eat after taking my medication because I found that it made me feel better. Most doctors suggest you wait 30 minutes, but I have come to learn that my body does better with an hour between my morning medication and food. I went to meet friends so early in the day that I didn't get the chance to eat. Surprisingly, I wasn't very hungry, but I absolutely needed to eat lunch. My cousin and I knew we weren't going to cook when we got home, so we poked our heads into this really cool restaurant called Earth Bistro. It is truly a fantastic place and you can totally make your food Whole 30 approved. I ordered a burger on a bed of lettuce and my cousin ordered a philly cheesesteak without the bun, mayonnaise, or cheese. The best part about the restaurant is that it is mostly organic, the meat is grass-fed, and all the items on their menu are locally grown. Here are some of the pictures:
|Stuffed Vegan Mushrooms (minus vegan cheese)|
|The Italian Mob (beef patty, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, avocado, artichokes, and lettuce)|
|Philly Cheese Steak (minus the bun, mayo, and cheese)|
|My cousin and I|
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