I have been counting down the days to Whole30 and finally today it begins! I woke up, weighed myself and took a few “before” pictures. My schedule has been weird the last few weeks with vacations and a wedding so my eating was even more out of whack than normal. My weight showed this. Per the guidelines of Whole30, I will not be stepping on the scale until the 30 days are over. I’ll share before and after details at the end.
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, half an avocado, 1 mini tomato, iced coffee (black), water
Snack: Handful raw almonds
Lunch: Butternut squash, onion and apple sausage sauteed in coconut oil, salt and pepper.
Snack: 5 almonds
Dinner: Almond Chicken Fingers (recipe from Gen Y Foodie, highly recommend these!) and yellow squash sauteed in olive oil, salt and pepper.
(I followed the recipe exactly except used half almond meal and half cashew meal and these were absolutely delicious. They didn’t take much time and came out so tasty. Normally I’d eat one piece and go back for seconds but I stuck to just one piece tonight, following the portion control from Whole30)
(veggies before going in the oven)
(These took longer than expected, about an hour to get crispy. Worth the wait.)
Workout: 90 minute Bikram yoga, 3 mile run
Feelings: So far, so good. I know on Whole30 you aren’t supposed to snack and this will take some getting used to. I am a snacking machine. The fact that I only had a few almonds today was a major win for me. I also worked out twice and it was super hot today so the extra lil something was necessary.
Now that I’m shopping and cooking with Whole30 in mind, it’s crazy to see what is really in the food I had been eating. PAM cooking spray for example has soy and is off limits. The canned tuna I had been eating regularly also has soy. Whole30 certainly makes grocery shopping a challenge but it’s good to take that second look and see what you’re putting into your body.