I’ve made it through the first week of the Whole30.
It wasn’t terrible. The hardest part was staying strong at social events where food was the centerpiece. But I did it.
I have been strict with the food I’m cooking myself…and a little more lenient when eating out (not asking 10000 questions about the cooking oil or whether they used butter). I just made compliant choices, and if there was a little butter on the veggies it’s ok. I know myself and obsessing is never a healthy option for me.
I didn’t take pictures of every meal, but here are some things I ate:
For starters, coffee is doctored up with coconut milk. No sugar, no creamer.
A favorite snack I ate a few times last week was berries with unsweetened coconut and nuts.
One night for dinner to-go from the gym to the theater, I packed a snack pack (removed the cheese and ranch dressing) that had almonds and carrots (the broccoli smelled AWFUL and I didn’t eat it) along with some frozen mango I let thaw out.
Saturday morning, I had sauteed spinach (sauteed in coconut oil) and steak. Yum!
Now, they tell you not to weigh on the Whole30, but I can’t help it. For starters, I keep a rolling average of my weight in the True Weight app- so I like weighing every day or every other day to keep an average. Second, I know I’m doing well, and it’s motivating.
So how did I do on the first 8 days? I’ve lost 5 pounds so far! I know some of that is water weight, but I’m feeling good. And I’m looking for more results as I keep going. 🙂 I may do a Whole45 to stretch this out before our vacation.