I started the Whole30 October 1, 2015. It was my fourth go round with one previous Whole30 combined with AIP. Well, I got off to a rough start. It was my day off so I slept in. I had a 10:50 am appointment which seemed like a whole lot of time at 8:30 am when I got out of bed. I made coffee. I opened the newspaper and started to read. I drank coffee. At 9:45, I realized that I had to be AT my appointment in about one hour. I still needed to shower. I still needed to MAKE my breakfast. I did have a pound of ground lamb thawing. I started to chop furiously. I have made this breakfast (for 4 meals) so many times that I had it in the pan sautéing by 10:00. While it was on the burner on low and covered, I took a rapid shower. I did not wash my hair. I ran naked to the kitchen and stirred. Back to the bathroom for clothes and makeup. At this point I knew I would not have time to eat as I still needed to chop and add the greens and bone broth to sauté. So I left it covered on the stove. I figured I would eat it for lunch when I got back. Luckily, because of Search and Rescue preparedness, I keep a box of @epicbar protein bars on hand. I grabbed a 100% grass fed Lamb Currant Mint Bar (10 grams of protein), my coffee, my backpack and went out the door. I ate my breakfast at the first red light. Multi-tasking! 😉 I did return at 1:30 pm and finish cooking. I put up 3 containers into the fridge and ate the rest for lunch with a plum. Breakfast for the next three days will be a snap!
I started thinking about my pre Paleo days. In those days, I would have shaken some Kashi Go Lean into a bowl and covered it with 1% milk and carried it with me to the bedroom and bathroom to dress and put on makeup. It was a lot easier; but it was triggering my autoimmune disease. I now keep so many Paleo and Whole30 foods on hand that it makes emergencies (read: poor time management) manageable.