I’m currently on my fourth Whole30. This is a feature I will post daily in addition to my regular daily posts.
For this Whole30, I’m going to do daily posts to discuss my experience. This is my fourth Whole30, and I am already in pretty good shape physically, so I’m certain that my experience will not be the same as someone who is going from a standard high-carb diet, but I’m interested to find out what the similarities and differences are this time as compared to my first time.
Breakfast: Two eggs sunny-side up and two slices of no-sugar-added (and nitrate free) bacon. This has been my go-to breakfast since starting my first Whole30 on August 31st, 2015. Nothing new here.
Lunch: Rolled Beef, Ham, and Pickle Rolls with Mashed Cauliflower. This is a recipe my grandmother learned back in the 30’s, and she said it’s the first recipe she learned as a little girl. It’s a very simple yet tasty dish that turns out is very Whole30 compliant (which shouldn’t be a surprise as most old recipes are). This lunch was very filling and tasted great!
Mid afternoon, I was feeling a bit hungry. I snacked a lot over the past two weeks, and this led to some cravings today. It’s not too bad though; I’ll get through it.
Dinner: Buffalo Wings (8) with Paleo Ranch Dressing. I made these for our New Year’s Eve party, and they are Whole30 compliant. I warmed them up in a toaster oven, and they were absolutely delicious. Normally, I eat 10 wings at a sitting, but I have decided that I need to eat smaller portions, so I started with this meal. Oddly enough, I felt just as full, just as satisfied, and I didn’t feel hungry before going to sleep.
All in all, it was a good first day on this Whole30. I don’t have the flu-like symptoms I had the first time, but I did have a headache and I was a bit out of sorts. I’m not sure if that’s because of the weather, post-New Year’s Eve partying, or if it’s Whole30 related. Regardless, I am very much on-board and optimistic about this Whole30.
2 thoughts on “Whole30 Day 1 Wrap-Up”
Although compliant, these meals (like breakfast) don’t fit the Whole30 template – each meal should have protein, veggies, possibly fruit and a plated fat… just in case your readers don’t understand the Whole30. They’ll think it’s all protein when there is a huge emphasis on veggies, fruit and good fats.
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Good point. For me, however, I have chosen to limit fruits. A lot. I have learned through my first three While30’s that my body reacts to sugars, even natural ones, by bloating. I also don’t eat a lot of veggies at breakfast, but I typically always do for lunch and dinner. I realize now that yesterday’s dinner didn’t have any. Oops. That’s because I just wanted to get through dinner and completely forgot to warm up some of the veggies my wife prepped on Monday. Thanks for keeping me honest!