So along with the Whole 30, I've been continuing to track my daily food intake and exercise in My Fitness Pal. I know that counting calories isn't a key component on the Whole 30 plan, but it's a tool I've been using for over a year now with some success. I like holding myself accountable and seeing what types of choices I'm making. One of the biggest observations I can infer after the past week, I'm eating a lot of food, but no where near the calories I was eating before starting the program. When you replace gluten-y carbs and added sugars with green vegetables and fruits, you maintain fullness without adding extra calories. I've actually been struggling to meet my calorie goals so I can stay on top of my workouts.
I am however completely obsessed with the pumpkin almond butter I made yesterday. If I would have made it pre-Whole 30, I would have added a sweetener without even thinking twice about it. Not only does it not need one, I think it may be better without it. If you haven't tried making it yet, get on that. You won't be sorry.
I'm also a hug fan of Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea. I know it's a bit early to be thinking of sleigh rides, but it's never a bad time for a vanilla infused herbal tea. It's also caffeine free and makes a great evening treat.