Monday, January 13, 2014

Whole30 - Week 1 - Complete!

I think I mentioned this in my New Year post, but Honey and I made the jump to the Paleo way of eating for the new year. After further research, I decided to step it up to start off the day with Whole30.

What is Whole30? Well you find out exactly what it is by reading this. But basically, it is ZERO processed food for 30 days. Yes, I said ZERO.

What do we eat? We eat meat, eggs, veggies, some fruit, nuts and healthy fats. I try to buy organic or grass-fed when I can but I am not getting hung up on that factor.

We started on Sunday, 1/5. So far, things are going great! No cravings, no cheats and no side effects that sometimes go along with Whole30. It's a lot like Atkins, (with fruit but no cheese) and well...I'm very familiar with Atkins.

We took our measurements when we started the diet and we weighed ourselves. We will not do either of these again until the 30 days are up. This is hard! I can tell I've lost some already but I'm NOT gonna weigh! I'm also not going to get hung up on the scale and will use the measurements for the main measure of success.

Additionally, I feel better! Running is getter faster, I'm sleeping better, no bloating at all.

It makes it a lot easier having Honey on board with me! Keeps me honest and motivated to move forward!!

Below is what we had for dinner this week. Most lunches were leftovers and breakfast is usually eggs with some spinach and leftover meat from the night before.

Sunday - Roasted chicken with root veggies, sweet potatoes and roasted broccoli

Thai/Curry Chicken with stir fry veggies and fresh basil

Pot Roast, green beans and roasted broccoli

Spaghetti squash and homemade meat sauce with (fresh) green beans

Curry Hake with Cauliflower Fried Rice

Pan-seared Salmon with a HUGE salad

Bunless Burgers with homemade guacamole, homemade sweet potato fries, brussel sprouts with bacon and grilled onions and jalepenos (my fave meal of the week)

Chili Lime chicken wings, roasted kale and more sweet potato fries!

You can find any recipe I found on Pinterest on my Pinterest Whole30 board.

We also had a few yummy snacks. Now technically we are supposed to have 3 meals a day and no snack. Well, we've stretched that a bit. We enjoy or healthy snack but we've backed it up to be closer to dinner and less of a snack as a dinner fruit course.  This week we enjoyed smoothies with coconut milk and fruit bowls with fresh fruit, unsweetened coconut flakes, cinnamon and a splash of coconut milk. YUM. (and yes, we share one bowl and I feed Honey his fruit - lol) We've also shared an apple with some almond butter too.

So that wraps up week 1! How is your New Year going?

1 comment :

Becky M said...

Gahhh this seems so hard! But like it would be awesome!