Day 3

Work, Travel, Whole30

OK, first of all, work convention and diet do not belong together.  Period.  And yet, that is exactly the situation I am in for the next three days.  I have to admit I am a little concerned because it’s SO EASY to get off track when I’m not in my kitchen and can’t cook W30 compliant meals.  But, despite it all, I am pushing through.  I got this!

I knew I would need a variety of choices so I wouldn’t get bored, so I went to Trader Joe’s. My ride or die place to shop.  Most hotels have breakfast and most have W30 choices.  But just to be certain I wouldn’t have to choose between a waffle or bagel, I picked up a bag of already boiled and peeled eggs.  I also grabbed almond butter, raw cashews, bananas, apples and plantain chips.  I already had a few other options in my fridge.  So here’s what I packed in my cooler bag:

  • Trader Joe’s Pico de Gallo (mild – I know I’m a wimp!)
  • Wholly Guacamole mini cups
  • Almond butter
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Boiled eggs
  • Raw cashews
  • Plantain chips
  • Albacore tuna packets
  • “Nutpods’ creamer for coffee

These are the things you will find in my pantry and fridge at all times so I figured if I had familiar alternatives I wouldn’t feel too out of sorts not being in my own kitchen.  So far, so good.  I had a client dinner tonight and I sailed right through.  Instead of the voodka soda with lime, I had soda with lime.  Soda makes me feel so fancy!   I’m not a big drinker so that wasn’t difficult.  Desserts are a different story – but I managed to live without it – and I didn’t even stop at the hotel store for M&M’s – yeah me!