Whole30 Days 5-6: Sleeping Like a Champion Sleeper

Weight Loss, Whole30 / Monday, March 17th, 2014
My snoozing spirit animal, Henry the Wonderdog.
My snoozing spirit animal, Henry the Wonderdog.

No sugars or grains. No dairy or legumes. Yep, I’m doing the Whole30 for the next 30 days. Here’s how it’s going: 

Oh, life-giving nut butters.

On Day 4, I felt so wretched that I finally broke the Whole30 rule of “no calorie-counting” and counted those calories, and I wasn’t eating nearly enough. By 200 to 300 calories every day. So I looked over the list of approved foods again and decided to spend the cash for some sugar-free, preservative-free nut butters.

Worth every penny. 

Yesterday and today have been so much better. My appetite has leveled out (just a little hungry before bed), my will to live has come back, and I’m sleeping like an Olympic sleeper – falling asleep earlier and staying asleep throughout the night.

It’s so good.

I think I’m actually going to live through this.

What I Ate on Days 5 and 6:

  • Breakfast: Veggie omelet (onions, peppers and spinach) and a banana
  • Lunch: Grilled chicken salad with lettuce, tomato and avocado
  • Snack: Apple with sugar-free almond butter
  • Dinner: Grilled pork tenderloin, baked sweet potato, steamed green beans