Day 3 of Whole30

Day 3
No run today. But a busy day, with something scheduled morning, afternoon and evening, and a few errands along the way.  We had a get together at a friends house to kick off our fall bible study.  A bit of a challenge as they had some very yummy dessert concoctions.  My main man (MM) and I were able to pass them up and just nibble on some fruit we brought.  He was able to have a cup of black decaf coffee, but (sigh) I passed it up, along with the sweet creamer.

Chapter 3: What is Food?
So far, the book is a fairly easy read. Chapter 3 is a bit of a review for me, since I had a nutrition course a few years back. It discusses the basic components of food: micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients) and macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats). The authors’ premise consists of 4 components: foods exert powerful psychological influence, influence our hormones, affect our digestive tract, and impact our immune system.

Better night sleep, a little less tossing and turning. Might just be readjusting to my own bed.  Not too bad as far as fatigue or brain power.  Kind of missed my coffee this morning. Sipped on a different flavored herbal tea. It’s the Lipton flavored green teas. Again, no sweetener. I had previously discovered if I eliminated real sugar from my creamer (and instead used a sugar substitute) I had less sugar cravings throughout the day. By eliminating all sweeteners with Whole30, I’m supposed to lose my perpetual “sweet tooth.”  That would be amazing, since I’ve always been a chocoholic.

3 down, 27 to go.


About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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