My Whole30 Reintroduction: Legumes

OMG! Peanut Butter! People, this stuff is sooooo good! I haven’t had any peanut butter in a month, and today is Legume Reintroduction Day. I’m looking forward to some shrimp stir-fried in soy sauce with veggies, and maybe carrots with hummus, for dinner.

In other news, I stepped on the scale today for the first time in a month. Y’all! I can’t believe it, but I’m down 11 pounds (and 12.5 inches) from a month ago! I attribute my weight loss to several things: cutting out all sugar and other sweeteners (I’m looking at you, High Fructose Corn Syrup!) and breads/crackers; cutting out nearly all prepackaged and fast food; and probably eating too few calories for most of the month, since there was nobody around to cook for me (did I mention how much I dislike cooking?). I often ended up trying to improvise something quick and easy (which is how I discovered that tuna and guacamole are amazing together). But I spent most of the month pining after my favorite foods and feeling hungry most of the time.

I’m still a bit sad, since after today, I go back on the plan for 2 days before I get to reintroduce non-gluten grains (so corn, rice, oatmeal…). So, no more peanut butter for at least 10 days. But, there is a bright light at the end of the food tunnel. Overall I’m happy I survived this experiment. But I’m even happier that it’s almost over.

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