I think I am out of the hangover phase, or I just got over it really quickly. Maybe it's because I've restarted eating healthy so many times my body is used to it and gets over it quickly. But even then I never cut out soda and sugar and wheat and all that stuff. Day 4 starts the phase that they call the Kill all the things phase. This is because your brain is grumpy. It is demanding carbohydrates and sugars which it used to get all the time but now it is being forced to go without and your body is being forced to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar and carbs. So it makes your brain grumpy and people tend to get angry and upset over nothing and are pretty crabby for a few days.
This morning I had leftover southwestern scrambled eggs, made the kids eat their breakfast, made Matt oatmeal and then we took off to the Zoo for a morning out.
I was talking to my friend today who just finished her Whole 30 and she said to embrace the fat, and that using the smaller plates is fine. I was thinking I was eating too much food because the guidelines say to put your protein on then fill your plate with veggies. Well if you have a really big plate then you are going to eat a lot more food. I have been feeling pretty full lately so I decided to stop using the dinner plates and go down a size to the lunch plates. Also as far as fat goes, you are cutting out a lot of the carbs you used to eat. You are still getting carbs in your veggies and especially if you are eating the starchy carbs like potatoes and squash, but no where near the amount that I used to. I mean oatmeal is all carbs. And a sandwich for lunch. All carbs. Anyway, cutting out the carbs you need to get energy from somewhere and also it is important in helping your body switch from burning carbs as a fuel source to burning fat as a fuel source.
For dinner I read an interesting thing about making a sweet potato bun by cutting a 1/2 inch slice of sweet potato (one for the top and one for the bottom) and frying it in some oil on each side until done and using that for your bun. so I gave it a try.... my sweet potato was not wide enough but it was still good and it worked.
I didn't have any problems with constipation today, and all in all I think things went really well. I was able to make it through my Zumba workout but it was tough there at the end. I got really tired about 3/4 the way through. But I still had energy in the evening before dinner (which we ate around 6:30 and I didn't get too hungry before then) to go on a walk and play with the kids.