I found the weekend was harder on me with keeping my meal plan going. I just didn't know what to eat for some reason. With this past weekend being July 4th we went to a friends house to hang out. I was only able to eat a burger with toppings and some deviled eggs that were made with avocado instead of mayo plus my wonderful fruit tray pictured below.
Back to work this week I feel more at ease with what I will be eating. Shopping is the biggest thing for me right now to make sure I have the right foods at home to eat. If nothing else comes of this meal plan it will be that I am learning to be comfortable in the kitchen and cook more. All my adult life I have cooked dinner maybe 3 times. It has always been something that my husband handled and I have never needed to learn. Working with whole foods and simplifying what I'm cooking makes it a less scary task for me to tackle. PLUS the The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom* lays it all out for you with step-by-step instructions to get perfectly cooked EVERYTHING.
How I'm feeling:I'm not as tired as I used to be other than the last couple days. Whole30 Timeline: Days 6-7 (I just want to nap.) I've noticed that I'm not as hungry between meals either. I'm staying full or satiated longer now. Also I haven't had any heartburn or bloating like I was before. Overall I'm feeling pretty good. Sure I miss some of the foods I used to eat like ice cream and cheese but I have no problems not eating them. We have a key lime pie in the fridge I haven't even considered eating. It is a little hard doing this when others in the house are still eating off-plan food but it can be done and I'm DOING it.
What I ate:
- Boiled Egg and fruit/veggies (Carrots, Apple, Banana)
- Spinach Fritta (Recipe in Whole30 book)
- Salad with grilled chicken. Oil & Vinegar dressing
- Stuffed Bell Pepper (Recipe in Whole30 book) - Left overs from dinner
- Protein salad on spinach
- "Sandwich" of celery & carrot that my 3yo daughter made for me. (Totally Kidding)
- Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Steak with roasted root vegetables
- Pork chops with asparagus
So that's it Week 1 is done and over with. Go me!!
So tell me....
What did you struggle with your first week?
What did you eat?
How are you feeling?
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