Whole30, Day 14

I really do have the best intentions here - but I can't seem to escape social situations that also require eating something not on the Whole30 plan OR not eating at all.

I had a lunch meeting today with a marketing colleague who very graciously let me pick her brain for ideas - so I let her pick the restaurant. Great little place, but it was all bar style food - perfect for the occasion, not for the plan. There was no way to stay on course without asking the restaurant for all kinds of alterations or not eating - which I felt was inappropriate since I had invited her for lunch. Lobster roll. With french fries. Diet failure, but successful meeting. 

I noticed I was hungry shortly after eating lunch though. I've found myself eating smaller and smaller meals...perhaps because I don't enjoy them as much. Or because they have so much protein and fiber, it's hard to overeat - another goal of the program. Even on days when I don't get it right, I discover these little nuances about my own eating habits. 

Finding dishes that are compliant without them being some ridiculous way to FAKE something you're not supposed to be eating, continues to be my biggest struggle. I don't want "cashew sauce" I want alfredo. I don't want zucchini noodles, or spaghetti squash...I want pasta! And I don't want cauliflower tortillas, a corn one will do just fine. Not to mention that all of those substitutes are incredibly time consuming to make (ok not the cashew sauce). 

 Roast Butternut Squash soup. Subbed in recipe ready coconut milk for the cream!

Roast Butternut Squash soup. Subbed in recipe ready coconut milk for the cream!

 

For dinner I made butternut squash soup, which DID fit the plan AND was delicious. It was sweetened with two roasted apples that I pureed into the soup and I subbed in recipe ready coconut milk for the heavy cream. It worked perfectly; and gave me leftovers for lunch tomorrow. 

 

Whole30, Day 14 1 lb. lost

Breakfast: scrambled egg, 1/2 avocado, salt, red pepper, lemon

Lunch: Lobster Roll, french fries

Snack: apple, almond butter

Dinner: butternut squash soup