Whole30 Day 18: Let’s talk alcohol

Whole30 Meal Plan: Day 18

Whole30 Meal Plan Day 18: lunch

My relationship with alcohol has been a slightly troubling discovery during Whole30. So you have a better understanding of how much I drink… I probably drink about three nights a week, and that would be 1-3 glasses of wine or beer. I don’t like hard alcohol.

Fridays are hardest days on Whole30. These are the days I want to kick back, pop open a bottle of bubbly, and play podquiz! This was my third dry Friday, and I can’t say it’s easy. I’m amazed at how much of our nightlight/weekends involve eating and drinking.

I like wine!

I like drinking wine. I didn’t realize how much until this reset. I thought alcohol was going to be the last thing I would miss during Whole30, but it’s the one thing that creeps around in my mind when the sun starts to go down. Plus when you’re cooking up a beautiful pork tenderloin or steak it just screams for a glass of red!

Like Tony Soprano says “in Italy, they consider wine food.” And darn it I couldn’t agree more!

This week seemed like a week where I just needed a drink! Guys, I broke my stove. But actually, maybe I’m just learning to deal with the stress sans cabernet. Whole30 is hard. I’m used to people eating food around me, and I’m a pro at eating with my eyes. But booze is a funny thing. I feel like I’m missing out.

Before starting Whole30, I did wonder if I like wine for the taste or the way it makes me feel. I will let you know more by the end, but at the moment it has got to be the way it makes me feel.

WHOLE30 MEAL PLAN: DAY 18

Whole30 Meal Plan Day 18: breakfast

Breakfast: Leftover spiralized sweet potatoes, roasted apples, poached eggs, grapefruit, and a black coffee

Whole30 Meal Plan Day 18: lunch

Lunch: Salmon, pumpkin mash made with coconut milk, and sautéed cabbage with ginger

Whole30 Meal Plan Day 18: dinner

Dinner: Chicken and aubergine baked in a spicy tomato sauce, and a side salad (not pictured)

Whole30 Meal Plan Day 18: poached eggs, salmon, chicken bake

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