It’s Whole 30, week 2! So far, so good…but maybe that’s because after Week 1 I had (planned) cheat days for our lake weekend. I found that my stomach wasn’t too happy with me when I cheated and that shockingly enough Nestle Toll House cookie dough didn’t taste as good as I remembered. Could this mean real change is happening?! Man, I hope so!!
I’ve heard that during the Whole 30 you shouldn’t weigh yourself, so I’ve avoided that. The scale tempted me after coming back from the lake but I know it is better for my morale and dedication if I don’t hop on. I’ve heard that you can actually gain a bit of weight when you first start the Whole 30 as your body starts to re-learn how to digest and eat only whole foods.
Here’s what I’ve had that’s been Whole 30 compliant recently:
Breakfasts have stayed pretty much the same: Banana with Almond Butter and Coffee whipped with coconut milk (in a can) & cinnamon or sausage and eggs
Snacks: Almonds, Baked Sweet Potato with Ghee & Cinnamon, Apple with Almond Butter, Hard Boiled Egg with Cracked Pepper, Sea Salt & mashed with Avocado
Lunch: Usually salads topped with chicken, steak, or seafood (and my trusty Zoe’s dressing), compliant deli meat wrapped around spring mix topped with olive oil and seasonings, leftovers from dinner, Marinated Steak with Onions & Peppers with Side Salad & Roasted Veggies from Urban Cookhouse
Dinner: Chicken Pad Thai (pictured at the top), Pork Chops with Mixed Salad & Watermelon, Roast Beef with Green Beans in Coconut Oil & Seasonings, Marinated Plank Salmon with Oven Roasted Potatoes & Asparagus, Chicken Sausage with Grapes & Broccoli, Spaghetti Squash with Salt, Pepper, Parsley & Garlic.
Thanks so much to all of you who are cheering me on via Instagram! It’s so helpful and encouraging! What’s your favorite Paleo or Whole 30 Breakfast?
I’m on Day 9, and yesterday may have been the hardest day EVER! I was so grouchy and wanted literally everything that is bad for me…including things I do not even really like!!! I need this phase to pass quickly! You are ROCKING it, Heather!
Glad it’s working for you. I can’t complain about it being unhealthy for you physically! 😉
You are so disciplined Heather. I love how you even planned your cheat day. Knowing you limits and not overcommitting just to let yourself down. Great job and your meals look delicious.
Thanks so much, Buffy! Just finished the leftovers today for lunch…delish! The encouragement from bloggy friends like you really helps.
I have been thinking about doing this so your post really helps! Thanks!
So glad to hear that, Marye! You can do it!!
Congrats on week two! I enjoy seeing how others are doing it.
One of my favorite whole30 breakfasts is frozen blueberries drizzled with coconut butter (that gets hard) then sunbutter, coconut flakes, and pecans or hemp seeds on top of that. I have been off of eggs for a while and when I added them back in for doing whole30 they were making me sick 🙁 So, egg free whole30 breakfasts for me.
Now, that sounds DELICIOUS, Debra! So glad you told me about it. I must try it!