Overall, it’s been a little easier than I anticipated. Don’t get me wrong, Whole30 is H-A-R-D. And I’ve heard the worst is to come. I just thought my withdrawal symptoms would be agonizing but they really weren’t. No refined sugar during lent probably helped me out. That was a bad one. I think I was a little more mentally prepared for this one. Although, I would give just about anything for a bag of mint milanos right about now =( Below is a summary of each day so far plus what I ate. If you follow on FB or Insta, sorry to flood your feed with all kinds of foods everyday. Keeping this public helps me be accountable. If it weren’t for you peeps, I’d for sure be stuffing my face with chocolate cake and chewy chips ahoy all.night.long. Here we go!
Pretty much how they describe… easy, loved the food, thought I got this – no prob. Had a little tummy ache after lunch but was fine by dinner time. Feelin’ good!
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs w/veggies & raspberries
Lunch: Crispy skin salmon, sauteed italian squash & one piece of watermelon
Dinner: Hamburger patty w/avocado slices
I went in to work Monday morning prepped and focused. Had my bag of food ready and waiting for any hunger that could possibly occur. I definitely did not want the ground turkey patties I made to mimic sausage for breakfast. They’re good, I had had enough meat though. By lunch I was ready for meat. After lunch, another tummy ache but nothing too bad and completely fine and hungry by dinner.
Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs
Lunch: Hamburger patty w/avocado slices & carrots
Dinner: Shrimp Ceviche (shrimp, cucumber, onions, tomatoes, avocado & cilantro all in lemon/lime juice)
Sluggish, tired. Starting to get annoyed I can’t have any mint milanos. Super dry mouth all day (also experienced this when I did no refined sugar for lent so I was kinda expecting it). No tummy ache today, woot!
Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs & 1/2 avocado
Lunch: Greek salad (romaine, red onions, kalamata olives, avocado, mushrooms, green bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber) w/greek dressing (oil, vinegar, spices)
Dinner: Turkey breakfast patty, one fried egg & blistered anaheim peppers
I was expecting to feel horrible. Whole30 has a general timeline for how most feel. Days 4-5: Kill All The Things. I woke up happy. Rested. Content. I was confused. Got to work and still felt great. Except for the fact that I already never want to eat another egg (hence my sad breakfast). And then the evening came… KILL ALL THE THINGS! I was so annoyed at everything. Went to bed hoping day 5 would be better and not worse!
Breakfast: Apple w/almond butter
Lunch: Lettuce wrapped hamburger w/avocado
Snack: Proscuitto & mango (YUM!)
Dinner: Beef roast w/horseradish, roasted potatoes & roasted broccoli (stay tuned for the roast recipe next week!)
Woot! Woot! 5 days down! Definitely woke up grumpy. Irritable. The last thing I wanted to see, let alone eat, was eggs. Ugh. How can I already be tired of them? I’m pretty sure I have an intolerance to hard boiled eggs. Just can’t do it. I learned that after 2 days and 4 of ’em. Not so pretty. On a good note – haven’t had any tummy aches since and I noticed this morning my skin is a little clearer, score!
Breakfast: Turkey breakfast patty, avocado & a banana
Lunch: Leftover beef roast w/horseradish, roasted potatoes & carrots
Dinner: Chicken salad w/avocado, yellow bell peppers, green onions, tomatoes, oil & vinegar
5 days down, 25 more to go! It feels doable at this moment but I’m hoping that momentum continues. Now raise your sparkling water with me and cheers to a weekend full of food prep and planning =)