We finished our 100 day real food challenge the day before we got on the plane. The plan was to keep eating healthy when possible and try to follow the 100 day challenge rules as much as possible...well that didn't go as planned. First of all we stayed with family and they provided a lot of our food for those first couple of days. They are the nicest people and when they buy KFC for dinner for everyone then that is what we are eating; and when they cook up bacon, eggs and hash browns for breakfast and everything is cooked in the bacon fat, then that is what we are having for breakfast.
Another thing I noticed with restaurants in the States is the portions are just so big. No matter what I ordered it was often huge; even the appetizers. We did eat a lot of food that did not follow the rules; such as deep-fried foods and food with white sugar and/or white flour, but we didn't eat as badly on vacation as we would have before this challenge. We picked and ate fresh oranges in California. We bought milk, nuts, Lara bars, orange juice and bananas to have for snacks. I packed dried figs and Lara bars for the plane ride over.
After a week and a half on vacation, eating unhealthy foods and larger portions, I have gained 5 pounds and Hubby has gained just over 3 pounds. A gain that is unwanted of course but not too much to worry about; I gain weight very quickly and easily and was happy to see only a 5 pound gain. We are both planning to go back on a shorter real food challenge just to get back to where we were and to feel better. We have noticed that we are not feeling the greatest again; more sluggish and stomach issues again. I will keep blogging about our experiences, although probably not every day as I did while doing the 100 day challenge.
Here's just some of things we ate. Keep in mind many of these meals I split with my Mom or Hubby; or didn't finish because portions were just too big :)