From October 2 through at least October 31, I’m documenting my Whole30 and autoimmune protocol, including the when, what, where, and how much of my sleep, activity, food, and mood. Although I follow the Whole30 guidelines 90% of the time anyway, I’m going all-in for the next 30 (or maybe 60) days to give my body a chance to stabilize after enduring adrenal burnout and a thyroid medication experiment.
As Melissa and Dallas of Whole9Life are good at reminding us, context matters, so if you’re not familiar with my checkered past, you might want to read these previous posts:
- A Healing Experiment: to deal with adrenal and thyroid issues
- The Thyroid Experiment and Update on the Experiment
- Weight & Body Image Stuff: I Love My Body and Why is Thinner Better?
- N=1: or why self-experimentation is a pain in the butt but the only option
Not interested in the Whole30? Don’t sweat it! I’ll be posting other stuff like recipes, workouts, and other adventures, too.
Whole30: Day 24 (Thursday, October 25)
Total rest day!
I’ve found my appetite is less ravenous, and I feel better if I eat in a 12-hour window — usually between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. so I can stop eating about 2-3 hours before going to bed — and don’t snack between meals or before bed. Because I’m on a mission to lose weight/body fat, I’m measuring and tracking my food right now; all quantities are cooked unless otherwise specified. I’m also following the autoimmune protocol. I train in the morning, so breakfast is right after my workout.
Breakfast, 10:30 a.m.
4 ounces roasted boneless, skinless chicken thighs w/ Penzeys Bouquet Garni
1 cup broccoli w/ 1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2 cup sweet potatoes
Lunch, 2:00 p.m.
4-ounce turkey burger w/ sage, garlic, and 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1/2 cup sweet potatoes
1 cup broccoli w/ 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
small pink grapefruit
Dinner, 8:00 p.m. — Alamo Drafthouse
We went to see The Best of Arrraahhh!, a movie clip show all about horror movies! The Drafthouse serves food during the movie, and it’s a pretty good place for paleo — lots of options — but not so good for autoimmune protocol.
hamburger, no bun
side salad with lemon vinaigrette dressing
Snack, 10:00 p.m.
I was hungry when I got home, so I
hate a protein snack.
1.5 ounces chicken thigh
1 ounce beef chuck (I was putting away some meat I roasted in the slow cooker.)
1 teaspoon coconut butter
I was cranky like I had PMS for most of the day, but I don’t have PMS. Do you think this is just my personality?!
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