Whole30: Round two!

After months and months of putting off doing another Whole30, I’m finally on the bandwagon again, bouncing along in a giddy daze. I’m ready to have my body feel amazing again! Bring it on!

So I guess this is part-journal-part-observations-part-everything-whole30. Kind of like last time.

Unlike last time, however, my diet wasn’t as bad as it was before starting. Thanks to the first Whole30, I found a few different sensitivities I had and limited them wherever I could. So I’m not coming in completely cold turkey… but since I hate wasting food, I have unopened quinoa and a small tub of oats on my counter that I won’t be eating. Anyone want them?

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Day 1 Food

Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with EVOO, baby roma tomatoes and butternut squash.
Lunch: 2 uncured-all-beef hot dogs, organic ketchup, blueberries and cashews
Dinner: stir-fry with ground turkey, onions, red peppers, mushrooms, coconut oil and spices (paprika, garlic powder, S&P, dash of red chili powder). Coconut milk to help fight migraine.

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EVOO is furthermore evicted from my eggs. That was a major fail for breakfast. As was uncooked butternut squash. And the tomatoes taste nasty alone. Not the best way to start the Whole30, but at least I learned things that won’t work. Bonus: I didn’t get hungry until after noon.

I’m not sure I have a healthy reaction to blueberries… they are so good that I feel like they are an explosion of berry goodness in my mouth (twss?).

Sitting and eating distraction free really does free up your mind and mouth to focus on flavors, on really enjoying your meal. Win.

And I don’t think I will ever get sick of my stir-fry that I made up during my last Whole30. Easy to mix things up with it. It can be sweet or savory or spicy. I’ll share my favorite combo when I end up making it.

Day 1: So what’s the big deal?
Breakfast nearly threw me off for the day, but I persevered. Some residual soreness from some activity I did over the past couple of days, but feeling okay other than the migraine that sprung up after work and ailed me through the evening.

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To be honest, I’m aiming to have it go far beyond a Whole30–perhaps even a Whole60 or Whole90. That will be something I will have to decide and feel out as I go through this whole process of eating all the veggies, fruits, meats and healthy fats.

Here’s onto better things and day 2!


Day 1 of the Whole30

To help mark the new year, I cleaned out my parts of the pantry and the fridge and realized something.

I eat a TON of grains. The Whole30 recommends you throw it all away or donate the foods that promote a healthy psychological and hormonal response and support a healthy gut. And grains and dairy (among other things… like cookies) are not included.

Instead I hid most of it that I had too much of to toss, but I can’t tell you where. I don’t want that crap documented so I can look it up. ;)

And then I had a nightmare about messing up on my first day on the Whole30 when faced with a chocolate orange. So least to say, I didn’t sleep very well.

BUT this is a great opportunity to feed my body the food that can make it function at its best. That’s my goal! I’m super excited for it!

First day is done… and here’s what I’d like to do. I want to document how everything goes, the meals I eat, how I sleep and everything. So here goes!

  • Breakfast: Omelet made with broccoli and EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • Lunch: 4 oz. smoked turkey breast on a bed of spinach, shredded carrots, topped with S&P, EVOO and cashews
  • Snack: 2 clementines and a handful of almonds
  • Dinner: 5 oz. tri-tip steak and a bowl of steamed broccoli & carrots (with EVOO!), both topped with seasoning and S&P

How I feel:
Things feel okay! I’m just tired since I didn’t sleep well last night so I’m ready for bed. I did get hungry mid-afternoon so that tells me that I need a more sustaining lunch. Either that or I need to “rearrange” my eating schedule. There really is so much water you can drink before your stomach screams, “Give me food!”

After heading to Trader Joes today, I realized that I have more stuff to buy. Like salsa and cooking broth so I can make more than what I can make now.

But let me tell you something… that steak was YUMMY! ;)

Here’s onto Day 2!