Whole30 | Week 3 Update

Hello lovies,

It’s week 3 of this Whole30 challenge and it has been a learning experience. I will definitely have a post about what I have learned and my results after I finish the 30 days.

What I’m eating this week:

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Breakfast: Baked Egg Frittata
Ingredients
-carton of egg whites(serving: 10 eggs)
-4 eggs(with yolks)
-mushrooms
-spinach
-bell peppers
-ground chicken or pork

Directions
1. Cook vegetables and ground meat. Make sure to season to your desire.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
3. In an oven safe dish add eggs and veggie/ground meat mixture
4. Cook until eggs are baked through

*you can add any vegetables/ingredients you have on hand

Lunch: avocado and tomatoes with balsamic vinegar

Dinner: Porkchop with baby kale, broccoli, mushrooms, and asparagus

Snacks: Cashews, Almonds, Fruit

I’m not gonna lie and say I’ve been perfect with eating Whole30 compliant meals every single day. I have cheated a couple of times due the holidays, and other events, but have stuck with the challenge almost all of the 30 days. Stay tune to what I’ve learned and my results!

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Whole30 | Week 2

Hello beauties!

It’s week 2 of the Whole30 challenge and I am still going strong! I have fought cravings and have even eaten out Whole30 style. One day my sis and I just wanted to go out to eat so we went to Chipotle. We still stuck with Whole30 approved foods: salad with only grilled chicken, and extra vegetables; no cheese or dressing. It was still very delicious!

*Tip: if you know you are going to be eating out, look up the menu online and find alternatives for certain food items. Knowing exactly what you are going to order when u get there helps you stick to your challenge/diet. Also online is usually where they post nutritional facts.

Here’s what I’m eating in week 2:

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Breakfast: potato hash (diced potatoes, ground chicken, cherry tomatoes, onion)
Snack: Fruit
Lunch: 1 avocado, Greek salad no cheese
Snack: almonds
Dinner: Fish with roasted balsamic vegetables

I was lacking a little energy the 1st week, but eating out(every now and then), Paleo approved of course is helping. I have noticed I am smaller and more toned in my stomach area. Getting toned is my ultimate goal and it looks like Whole30 is really helping with that. I am no longer feeling bloated! I am so happy with that because bloating is really what I’ve been struggling with.

Staying strong! I will get through this!

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1 Month Natural Hair Update | Regimen

Hello lovelies!

I just hit my 1 month of being fully natural on February 5th. I am loving how easy it is on wash days. I want length but I am definitely cherishing the moments of my twa (teeny weeny afro) while it lasts!

Light Protein Wash Day

1st I used this Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo that I got from Walmart to wash my hair. It has keratin proteins to help strengthen my strands. I followed with a quick wash out conditioner: Ojon Hydrating Thickening Conditioner. This conditioner makes my hair sooo soft!

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I then followed with my deep conditioner. I don’t know why I chose this Shea Moistures Curl Enhancing Smoothie for a deep conditioner (I must of been really sleepy). This product is mainly used as a styling product not a dc, but I guess I saw the word “protein” on it and grabbed it for a dc lol…opps. Well I smothered this on my head, along with an oil mix of lavender, olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil. I let this sit on my head for about 30 min covered with a plastic cap.

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After the 30 minutes, I washed the product out and added my light protein treatment: Aphogee 2-Min Reconstructor. I left this on for about 5 minutes and washed out with cold water to retain moisture.

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I ended my wash routine with a leave in conditioner; Elasta QP Anti Breakage Leave In.

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Lastly, I did the LOC method. Look at old post to see how I do the LOC method for moisture.

Not a tremendous amount of growth, but I can definitely tell it is getting thicker. (Hair typically grows about 0.5inches a month)
Not a tremendous amount of growth, but I can definitely tell it is getting thicker. (Hair typically grows about 0.5inches a month)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend:)

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Let’s Try This Again: Whole 30/Paleo Challenge

Hello Peeps!

I always like to challenge my body and mind when it comes to this healthy lifestyle. One of my friends on social media kept posting pics and statuses about Whole 30 challenge. I was so intrigued and started researching.

Whole 30 is not exactly like the Paleo diet but very similar. It is meant to detox your body, change the way you think about food, and increase your energy. Look at this link here to read more about this challenge: Whole 30.

If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you would know I tried the Paleo diet before. I ended up stopping early. See post on why I ended it here: 30 Day Paleo Challenge. Also check posts under my 30 Day Paleo Challenge tab to see what kind of foods I ate.

I feel like I have a different mindset going into this Whole 30 Challenge. I want to learn to appreciate healthy food and decrease the cravings I have experienced. I am going to get through the 30 days and am hopeful it will take my healthy lifestyle to the next level.

In short you can eat meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds – See more at: The Whole 30 Rules. You cannot eat grains, legumes, dairy, processed foods, alcohol, or any added sugars.

Week 1: Whole 30

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Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs with a half banana

Snack: fruit

Lunch: chicken and broccoli

Snack: handful of almonds

Dinner: pork chop with mixed vegetables

Snack/Dessert: baked banana with a tiny bit of almond butter, cinnamon and blueberries

Who wants to join me on this journey???

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