August 11, 2015

My Whole30 Week 1

Whole30 Week 1 Recap and Food

I think even I would get bored talking Whole30 over here all the time, so I'm going to try and do a recap/discussion about it just once a week! How about on Tuesdays? Ok good, glad I checked with you.

I want this to be fairly transparent to you. All the successes, all the failures, and my sincere feelings and thoughts. If your looking for what I ate - scroll to the bottom!

One week down folks. Yeehaw!

See, still smilin' over here
It's not as hard as a I thought. There I said it. It's good food. Yes, it takes a lot of prep and a lot of label reading, but to eat healthy in general you should be doing that. I haven't felt hungry since day one (when I decided snacking was just going to have to happen). The only major change I've seen so far is a change in my bathroom "schedule," sorry for the TMI there, but what used to be a very regular at a certain time sort of thing is a little off. Not in a bad way, just not scheduled like before. I also was pretty dang tired the first week, which they said might happen. That could have just been the lack of coffee though.

The pets didn't mind extra cuddle time in my exhausted state

Diet coke. Or fruit juice. Or a mocha. Or anything sweet I can drink!!! PLEASE!! I never have been much of a sweet tooth, but this program has really, really made me crave sweet things, mostly in a liquid form. I think it goes to show how I really did have a sugar addiction, without even knowing it. It's so good to know I am breaking that habit, and hopefully erasing those cravings for good!

  •  going to a Mexican restaurant and not even having one chip! (or beans or a margarita)
  •  homemade ranch! YUM!
  •  Sloppy Joes we're the bomb dot com
  • girls pool day with NO booze and no chips and salsa even though they were out
  • paleo pizza pie that the BF ate 3 helpings of. It's that good!
  • 2 noodles eaten while not even thinking (checking for done-ness) for the BF to have his Sloppy Joe meat on
  • Didn't have apple cider for my Whole30 ketchup so I used a tiny bit of Vitamin Water Zero (the sugar free calorie free kind!) for that instead

If you're wanting the down and dirty here's what all I ate!

What I ate:

Whole30 week of food

  • Breakfast  - 3 fried eggs over a bed of spinach and a handful raspberries
  • Snack - handful of raw almonds
  • Lunch -"burrito bowl" with cauliflower rice, grilled veggies, leftover shredded chicken, organic salsa and black olives
  • Snack - fruit and nut snack mix
  • Dinner - zucchini noodles with balsamic chicken and pesto

  • Breakfast  - 2 fried eggs over half a sweet potato with coconut butter and raspberries
  • Lunch -big green salad with veggies, pickles, pepperchinis, avocado, balsamic chicken and homemade balsamic dressing + a nectarine
  • Dinner -pork chop marinated in homemade Italian dressing, green beans, grilled rosemary red potatoes and some Whole30 homemade ranch for sauce
  • Snack - "fried" 1/2 a banana with a spoonful of sunbutter

  • Breakfast  -2 scrambled eggs with leftover pork chop and spinach + half a banana
  • Lunch -leftover pork chop, green beans, potatoes and some cauliflower rice
  • Snack - half an avocado with boiled egg mixed in
  • Dinner - Whole30 Sloppy Joes on summer squash buns with a side salad and Whole30 homemade ranch
  • Breakfast  -leftover Sloppy Joe on 1/2 sweet potato
  • Snack - hard boiled egg
  • Lunch - Jalapenos Restaurant chicken fajitas with guacamole and shredded lettuce (didn't cheat for even one chip in salsa!)
  • Snack - garden cucumber and homemade ranch
  • Dinner - cilantro lime chicken over green salad with homemade guac, olives, veggies and balsamic
  • Breakfast  - 2 fried eggs over half a sweet potato with coconut butter and 2 strips paleo bacon
  • Snack - 1 golden delicious apple with sunbutter
  • Lunch - leftover pork chop, green beans and potatoes with cauliflower rice and homemade ranch for potatoes
  • Snack - hard boiled egg
  • Dinner - leftover cilantro lime chicken over cauliflower rice with salsa, olives and guacamole
  • "Dessert" - fresh cut strawberries with a dollop of coconut cream and walnuts
  • Breakfast - 3 fried eggs, green beens, grapes and paleo bacon
  • Lunch - Sloppy Joe leftovers over zucchini noodles with sunflower seeds
  • Dinner - Paleo Pizza Pie Casserole and green salad with homemade ranch
  • Breakfast  - Paleo Egg "McMuffins" and grapes
  • Snack - carrots and homemade ranch
  • Dinner - huge green salad with veggies, shredded chicken and homemade ranch
  • Snack - banana with sunbutter
  • lots and lots of water
  • lots and lots of iced tea (unsweetened and natural with fruit flavor)
  • coconut water - not really a fan but it's sweet so gimme!
  • seltzer water with fruit flavor

And that about sums it up. I may have missed a thing here and there but that's the majority of it! What do you think? All doable? Any questions you have for me, let me know!


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  1. I admire you for doing this because I'm not sure I can. I'm not a big meat eater and think I would starve! Also doing without coffee and wine for a month seems daunting. But you rock!

  2. You are doing great!! Way to go, I don't know if I could do Whole 30!

  3. You go girlfriend! I would have definitely caved around the chips and margaritas

  4. I've been toying around with the idea of doing a Whole30 for a while now...this gives me a little hope I can manage. ;-)

  5. You are doing so good and I am so proud of you!!! I can't wait to see how much weight you drop by the end and how amazing you are feeling! How you managed to give up drinking this time of year I cannot comprehend lol... clearly I have issues!

  6. You are doing amazing!!! I didn't know whole 30 ketchup was a thing? Maybe I need to check that out!

  7. Paleo pizza pie that's delicious?! Sign me up. (Not that I'm eating paleo, but, you!) And homemade ranch that's YES PLEASE. I always buy non-creamy dressings but if I could make ranch that isn't awful for me it would be a game changer.

  8. You are doing so awesome! The food looks so GOOD too!

  9. It looks pretty good....I should totally try this...but I doubt I will as I have food commitment issues...maybe one day though!