On Saturday I touched on what Whole30 is and why I’m doing it. Today I’m sharing everything regarding my results, recipes and feelings on Whole30 week 1.
I started the beginning of the week (Sunday) with a shopping trip to get the house Whole30 ready. I’ll answer your question now.
Is it expensive?
Shockingly no! I’m sure it can get expensive but do what I did and go to Wal-Mart. I bought about a week and a half’s worth of food and we spent $90.
What I bought?
Fruit & Veggies: Bananas, apples, Cuties oranges, broccoli, green onions, peppers, mushrooms, and potatoes. Note: you are supposed to eat more vegetables than fruit on Whole30 but with the lack of sugar we are doing what we can.
Meat: Bacon, chicken thighs, chicken wings, salmon, ground beef, eggs.
Drinks: Unsweetened almond milk, water, Perrier and Strawberry Perrier which tastes amazing! As the week went on I added some flavored La Croix and those Ice things to my drinks too.
Sunday February 25, Day 1
Monday February 26, Day 2
What I ate: This was my first time eating outside of the house for breakfast. Luckily where I work they are kind of health conscious and offer many options. They also cook with olive oil so that’s perfect. You can see in the photo above what I ate for breakfast. For dinner I made 2 steaks, eggs, asparagus and leftover chicken for Sheldon. For myself I had steak with mushrooms and onions and asparagus. It was quite delicious.
How I’m feeling: Y’all…the struggle was real today! I started off the day cranky because I didn’t get enough sleep before work. As for food, I was feeling pretty good up until after dinner. I know it was only day 2 but my body was craving sugar like I never knew it could. To satisfy that feeling I made myself a sliced apple, unsweetened applesauce with almond butter and cinnamon.
Tuesday February 27, Day 3
What I ate: For breakfast I had scrambled eggs with mushrooms, onions, and peppers and bacon. Dinner was a struggle because it was my first time not making my food. I went to Whole Foods of all places thinking they would have the best selection. It was still a struggle but I settled for pork carnitas, 2 hard boiled eggs and sweet potatoes.
How I’m feeling: Honestly annoyed by other people and their ignorance. I basically got interrogated by some guy as to why I’m doing Whole30 and he proceeded to tell me that I shouldn’t be doing this (insert eye roll). I don’t know what is up with the double standard about weight. Fat people are deemed unhealthy and therefor should work out while skinny/thin people should not complain, not work out and just be happy with the way they look. Seriously people get over yourselves. It’s fine if you are curious about what Whole30 is but then to shame me for doing it because “I’m already in shape” or “I’m already skinny” is rude AF AND I didn’t ask for your opinion! (<—- It’s the hangryness taking over)
Wednesday February 28, Day 4
What I ate: I discovered my saving grace…bananas and almond butter! I had this for breakfast. For lunch I had a piece of salmon and a side of onions and peppers. For dinner I did my research and found a Whole30 approved meatball receipt. They were so good!
How I’m feeling: Not too bad. I feel like I can go on but I really want a cookie dough blizzard from Dairy Queen lol.
Thursday March 1
What I ate: For breakfast I have been eating bananas and almond butter nonstop. I got sick of eating eggs after a couple of days. For dinner I had some leftover meatballs.
Friday March 2
What I ate: For breakfast I had an omelet with spinach, mushrooms, peppers and onions, bacon and shredded potatoes with onions and peppers. Even though it’s not pictured I ate an apple for a snack. For dinner I made the most delicious garlic salmon with asparagus and a baked potato.
How I’m feeling: Not bad. Today was definitely better but I did not have as many cravings.
Saturday March 3, Day 7
What I ate: Whole30 to me is all about survival of the fittest. Basically Sheldon and I eat whatever is Whole30 approved for breakfast sometimes. He had applesauce with bacon and I had my bananas and almond butter but wanted some fat so I had a side of bacon too. Snacks consist of Cuties oranges and apples. For dinner I had leftover meatballs.
How I’m feeling: The day started off great. I can definitely tell that it gets a little easier not having sugar. I’m not gonna lie, I had 2 “episodes” in which I felt sick from not having sugar. When my body doesn’t get enough sugar I always start to feel sick. The first episode luckily I had some leftover meatballs and I felt better. The second episode I ate an apple, clementine and applesauce. I didn’t feel the greatest because what I needed was meat but that was my only option at the time. I got home and went to bed.
Is there a lot of prep?
For me I honestly don’t have time to prep besides taking meat out to thaw I don’t do any prep work. I make my meals when I get home, they don’t take longer than an hour. If I were making a soup or something else then yes there would be more prep work.
That’s all for today. If you have any specific questions or would like recipes just let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading!!!