Well, I survived! Yep, one whole week of WHOLE 30…and I survived it! Only 23 more days…23 more days of no dairy, no grains, no sugar, no wine. Actually, I should say “we” survived…Phillip committed to this eating plan with me. I thought I’d share a little of how the first week went for us…
We ate A LOT of vegetables! I found myself going to the market more frequently, just to stock up on broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower. It’s so simple to roast those on a baking sheet with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Instead of my usual yogurt (or chocolate), that became my afternoon snack. I did find it harder to “grab and go”…if it was a busy afternoon and I needed something to eat in the car as I did errands and took Claire to her after school activities. I need to find something for those types of days…
I made a batch of hard-boiled eggs early in the week, so that became my breakfast on most mornings. A hard-boiled egg, some bacon, and sliced grapefruit. A good start to the day! I’m going to try some Whole 30 smoothie recipes I found on Pinterest this next week, just for some variety in the mornings…I’ll let you know how it goes.
I did try to mix it up a bit for dinners. Instead of meat or seafood, a vegetable, and a fruit, I found some Pinterest recipes that were actually quite tasty. This ONE for a sausage and butternut squash frittata was really flavorful! And THIS recipe for steak fajitas was also yummy. I think our favorite Whole 30 recipe that I found on Pinterest was THIS ONE, though…really, you can’t go wrong with bacon AND sausage!
Eating out was a bit of a challenge! I met some friends for lunch one day and ordered a roasted vegetable salad on a bed of spinach. It’s actually my “go-to” at this local restaurant, so I was very content with ordering it. We went to see the new movie “The Post” over the weekend, and decided to go to Panera for a quick bite to eat following the movie. Let me tell you Panera is not an easy place to eat if you are eliminating dairy and grains. We did find a vegetable soup on the menu and ordered that. However when it was served, there were tiny pieces of tube pasta in it. Phillip did a good job of eating around them! I highly recommend the movie, though…the soup, not so much.
Okaay, I did have one low moment on Wednesday evening…I wanted bread. Like I REALLY wanted bread so much that I thought I was going to cry. I ate a banana and tried not to give into my carb craving.
It’s only been seven days, but I do feel better. More energy. Less stomach bloat. Fewer sugar cravings.
So here goes my (our) second week…
Tammy Miles says
GREAT job! Have wanted to try the Whole 30 plan myself, I just haven’t gotten that organized and mentally prepared!! I’ll be following your journey closely so I can learn how to do it! Keep up the good work!
Thank you, Tammy! I’m ending week 2 of it, and I think my sugar cravings have finally subsided. You are so disciplined that I know you would have success with this elimination eating plan.