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Whole 30 2: Day 12

Whole 30 2: Day 12

I spent some time around Santa Rosa this morning. I had a quick breakfast of a hard boiled egg, an apple, and a black coffee for breakfast. This didn’t keep me very full for long.

I met my boyfriend during his lunch break at Spinster Sisters, a cool local restaurant. As I mentioned in my post from yesterday, eating out while doing a Whole 30 is pretty challenging. We ended up splitting an order of olives to start with. There were poached eggs for the Eggs Benedict and a side salad of local lettuces and lemon vinaigrette, so I asked if I could order eggs a la carte. Poached eggs and hard boiled eggs are pretty much the safest Whole 30 protein when eating out because they are cooked in water and not questionable oils. I topped my salad with the eggs. 

To be honest, this wasn’t the most delicious meal ever, but it’s not the restaurant’s fault—my order was pretty blah. It was pretty simple and I would have rather had several other things on the menu, but I didn’t want to tango with the server on their busy lunch hour/brunch in order to figure out whether the hash was cooked in olive oil. I was satisfied, but I’d like to go back and taste some of their other creations, which looked and smelled very good.

After lunch I drove back to Napa. I had dressed in my exercise clothes so I could go to the gym straight after I got back, which I did! Dressing in my workout clothes first thing in the morning on the weekend in a new thing for me, but I really love it because I am wrapped in a reminder to get my butt to the gym!

After my exercise and having light meals for the day, I had a more substantial dinner of leftover Thai turkey, sweet potatoes, and green beans. I even had a small seconds of everything, and added some homemade mayo on the side to dip my sweet potatoes in.

Homemade mayo is pretty much the only thing keeping me sane on a Whole 30. It keeps me from feeling deprived and bored. 

2 thoughts on “Whole 30 2: Day 12”

  • Eating out I find is the biggest challenge when trying to watch what you eat. Surprisingly, if you have a Chinese Restaurant you go to frequently and they are willing to work with you, this can be the best choice to keep you on track. Ask for lots of vegetables and pick chicken as your meat choice. Though you say the food was “blah” you did a great job maintaining your eating plan. Good job!

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