Almost halfway through! I can’t believe it. The week before the official start when I was tapering off, I thought this was going to be impossible. I thought I would constantly be starving…and I didn’t feel great either.
But with some planning, I have been very well-fed. I have noticed this week that my constant hunger has subsided. I eat and I no longer feel hungry. My meals are more satisfying. Which is great because I get grumpy when I get hungry. Plus, my sugar cravings are all but gone! So exciting!
I have also noticed that I am less irritable and just overall more cheery.
That’s about it! Check out some awesome news at the end…
Here’s what I have been eating:
Last weekend Days 6 & 7 (I didn’t write anything down but this is what I ate for the most part)
Lunch – Fried eggs and sauteed veggies, Canned tuna (seasoned with dijon mustard and my apple cider dressing, see Days 2-5) and cucumbers and grape tomatoes
Dinner – Fruits and veggies and two hot dog wieners (probably not entirely Whole30 compliant, we were at a party and the tri-tip was not gluten-free) and chicken breast at home, Roasted chicken and veggies
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs, watermelon, Chocolate Cherry Milkshake (CC Milkshake – same as the Chocolate Blueberry Milkshake but with cherries)
Lunch – Leftover roast chicken, baked sweet potato
Snack – Larabar, turkey meat (weird, I know but it is a quick easy to grab snack)
Dinner – Pecan crusted cod, parsnip fries (first time eating parsnip…interesting flavor), paleo slaw (basically green cabbage and shredded carrot + my apple cider dressing and onion powder and garlic powder)
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs, watermelon, CBB Milkshake
Snack – Larabar,
Lunch – Leftover cod, baked sweet potato (I cooked a couple of sweet potatoes in the crock on low for ~ 5 hours)
Snack – Pistachios
Dinner – Pork carnitas, sauteed onion and green peppers and pineapple, lettuce, salsa, and avocado (This dinner was AMAZING! The pork is to die for! Instead of topping it with intended toppings, I made the toppings into a delicious dressing-free salad. I told Jeff not to put any cheese on it because cheese would ruin the pork. It was so flavorful! It needed to be eaten alone.)
Breakfast – CBB Milkshake, banana
Snack – Larabar
Lunch – Hard boiled egg salad (seasoned with dijon mustard and my apple cider dressing), turkey, avocado in lettuce wrap, 1/2 apple
Snack – BBQ Kale chips (seasoned with salt, smoked paprika, chili powder, and onion powder) YUM!
Dinner – Sausage Spinach Egg Bites (SSEB), fruit
Breakfast – SSEB, CBB Milkshake
Snack – Larabar
Lunch – SSEB, grapes
Snack – Cashews
Dinner – Chicken No-noodle soup (pretty much the filling of my chicken pot crumble pie, more broth, no flour)
Breakfast – SSEB, Chocolate Pumpkin Banana Milkshake (1 or 2 handfuls spinach, 1/2 c pumpkin puree, 1 c canned coconut milk, 1 1/2 frozen bananas, 2 T cacao or cocoa, splash of vanilla, dash of cinnamon) I shared with Henry
Snack – Cashews
Lunch – Leftover Chicken No-noodle soup, SSEB, Salad
Snack – Cashews, grapes
Dinner – Thai yellow curry take-out in a bowl, no rice (not completely Whole30 compliant, but I just wanted to enjoy the evening with my family without having to deal with cooking and dishes)
This past weekend:
Lunches – Breakfast cookies and fruit, Turkey lettuce wrap and leftover roasted butternut squash and Chocolate Cashew Banana Milkshake
Dinners – Almond flour crusted chicken, cauliflower and roasted butternut squash; Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Skillet (will have to post this recipe sometime, yum!), grapes
So how ’bout some wonderful news…
My mom and my dad are starting the Whole30 TODAY! My mom took some coercing but I never in a million years thought my DAD would be up for this. I am so proud! And I am so excited that I made a meal plan and grocery list for my mom (and our friend who is also doing this). I am praying that this will be life-changing and set them on a path of healthy eating. Yippee!!
* I know these are not Whole30 approved. A big no, no really. If you want to follow the Whole30 to the letter of the law (and I think that is a great idea), don’t be like me.