I’ve been done Whole 30 for a week now! I quickly realized however, that my body does not like sugar. I may have gotten into a chocolate bunny or two, some reese peanut butter cups, AND girl guide cookies hiding in my freezer (gluten filled and everything!)
So I realize after being on a clean eating diet and elimination diet such as Whole 30, that my body should theoretically be able to handle toxins such as refined sugars and alcohol (oops did I fail to mention I had wine too?), but my body DID NOT enjoy these foods. Basically I should have take the whole “reintroduction” thing seriously. However I was on a boat, and had an amazing time and played the whole balance game between my veggies and guac, fresh fruit, and yes wine and soda.
The next few days were terrible. I felt like I had the flu. I was nauseous, bloated, and exhausted. Now, I have also been having absolutely terrible sleeping habits since doing about 2-3 night shifts, and I know sleep is imperative to overall wellness. I am trying to connect the dots, but one thing I know, is my body functions and feels a lot better when I cut the crap. Basically my liver was overhauled with toxins and wasn’t sure what to do with itself! I for sure haven’t had gluten in months, and I don’t think I ever significantly cut it out like I did doing the Whole 30. So I’m thinking that was the culprit. Whether I induced this new food sensitivity on myself by eliminating it for so long, or I always had an intolerance, I definitely don’t miss it.
There is nothing nutritionally I can gain by eating wheat, that I don’t already get in my diet. So gluten, you my friend, are staying out, before you work your way IN and wreak havoc.
Annnnd then sugar, what to do with you. Like I had said prior, my sugar cravings were nearly gone during the Whole 30. But after a few handfuls of sugar laden yummies, I quickly found myself wanting more. So I decided to try and make a healthier version of chocolate, since it’s something I probably won’t give up!
It’s easy really, too easy and I can’t wait to go home and make a big batch to keep in the freezer because it freezes nicely. All it takes:
1 ripe avocado
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 T unsweetened cocoa
Mix everything in a mixer, and slowly add in the coconut milk until it’s desired consistency. I like mine thicker so I didn’t add too much! After being in the freezer overnight it had a fudge like consistency.
Here I topped mine with local bee pollen for a crunch and a bit more sweetness!
Hope ya’ll enjoy 🙂