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Monday, April 11, 2016

Why Whole 30? Day 1

A couple of days ago my friend Morgan sent me a message asking me if I wanted to join her on her next Whole30. Jonathan and I had actually just started Phase 1 of South Beach Diet which was only going to last two weeks, but I had been interested in Whole30 in the past and really wanted to give it some thought. After some consideration and a couple of conversations with Jonathan about whether or not we wanted to continue SB Phase1, I decided I would rather do Whole30.

Let me just break down Whole30 for you. Essentially it's 30 days of eating nothing that is processed. Everything is completely clean.

 You don't have; dairy, beans, alcohol, sugar of ANY kind, grains, or peanuts. 

I know. Peanuts. It seems like a weird one, but I'm not questioning it. I don't really care for peanuts as much so it's not really a big issue for me. Let's just say that it would be a deal-breaker for Jonathan. He is a die-hard peanut butter man. Also, NO Honey is another issue for him. 

I'll be doing this for 30 days. I am not supposed to step on a scale or do any measuring of any kind. The focus is not meant to be weight loss, but eating clean and focusing on detox from additives. So far I'm loving it. My first day was fantastic. Before I get into that though, I'm going to attach the video that I recorded last night when I decided I was going to do Whole30. I'll let you give that a watch and then we'll move on to how I did today.


My apologies for my gruff voice and lack of energy. I picked up some sort of chest cold and it definitely has taken a lot out of me.

Okay. 

DAY 1

This morning I woke up at about 8:30. I got up and started preparing breakfast for both Jonathan and I. I made him an omelette and start a preparing my own. I suppose the only thing that I struggled with this morning with not adding cheese to my omelette. Cheese in my ehgs is always the first thing that I think about. The question always goes through my mind, "Which cheese am I going to pick today?"

Another change was that I had set a couple of the yokes from my omelette so it was mostly egg whites. This went along with my plan of making my own MAYO which was complete & total flop. 

A quick tip to all those who do & don't cook: MEASURE! My poor mayo was runny. Oh well. 

I enjoyed my 3 meals & snacks. I never felt hungry. I have loved Whole30 so far.

My biggest ally has been planning & prep. Without it I would have definitely struggled. 

Here is my day...


Breafast:
Egg White Omlette with spinach, tomato, onion, red pepper & mushroom. 1 Halo & 1/2 an avocado


Snack:
1 banana, 2 Halos & Cashews


Lunch:
1 Chicken Sausage, Grapes & Sweet Potato with Ghee & Cinnamon.


Snack:
Carrots & Guac


Dinner:
Lemon Pepper Flounder, Potato & Onion Fritatta, Guac & Sriracha, Sautéed Onion and Portobello Mushrooms 

My last snack was an apple. I didn't take a picture. 

Yep. Day 1 went well!!

Follow me on Snapchat to see how my Whole30 journey goes!


Be blessed!

*Maria*

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