Whole30, Day 2

On Day 2 I ate well and ‘intentionally’ within the plan, but at the evening I had some sad news that one of the items that was left over from the churrasco was not really compliant.
And I had it twice since starting Whole30! At meal 3 of day 1, and then again at meal 1 of day 2… 😦

The item was the delicious vinaigrette my friend brought. I was curious because it seems to have cucumber, which is something I don’t typically add, so I decided to ask her what’s on it. She replied very proudly saying that she used all organic items:

“I use everything organic. I soak the sweet onion for about 2 hours, then I chop cucumbers, sweet tomato and parsley. Then I season with lime, vinegar and organic extra virgin olive oil…” .

By then I was very happy about everything I was reading. But then she ends with:

“…the salt is the My Secret seasoning mix from Knorr* that my family sends me from Brazil”
* it’s actually Maggi, but she messed up when writing

BOOM! All my happiness went down the drain.
Maggi seasoning??? Seriously???
That’s guaranteed non-compliant items. At least MSG for sure!

So I sadly threw it away, and then started to wonder if I should reset the count to day 0 again, or go on, since it was non-intentional.
Some people from my support team thinks I should go on, but then later I found out there is much more than just MSG on that thingy.

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translated from portuguese by google chrome. crossed word was my edit because it doesn’t make sense here

So I’m still not sure. Maybe I can go on, but do 32 days instead… ;o)

But apart from that accidental exposure to a bunch of bad stuff, I did well otherwise.

On meal 1, I decided to go egg-less and had an avocado, with the unkownly-at-the-time-non-compliant vinaigrette, and some compliant prosciutto. Coffee for drink.

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Then on meal 2, I had Paleo glazed chicken wings (recipe from meatified) with spinach, broccoli slaw, zucchini and mini-peppers, dressed with Tessemae’s Southwest Ranch. The dressing didn’t match the wings too well, though. For drinking, I had 2 flavors of infused water. First I got one with pineapple, pear and fennel, but then I saw a cranberry one that looked so beautiful at the jar, that I took it as a refill when the pineapple one was over. The pineapple was better, though. 😉

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Then, between lunch and dinner I felt the need to snack again. I was still in the office when I started to feel hungry so I decided to open the little pouch from Primal Pac I got as a sample when I went over to see Dallas and Melissa on their book tour last week.
I had a couple pieces of the jerky and one piece of dried mango. I did not enjoy the dried mango too much though. Too sweet!

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For the third meal, I had the last pieces of the chicken wings with some vegan pesto asparagus. San Pellegrino with a slice of lime to satisfy my thirst.

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With that, most of my leftovers from the churrasco was gone. I still have a big chunk of tri tip that I froze for some other time (it starts tasting old if left in the fridge for too long) and only a tiny amount of it in the fridge, that I plan to use on tomorrow’s breakfast.

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