As promised, I wanted to pop in today to share a recap of my first day on the Whole 30 (you can read about my decision to do the program here). Before I share yesterday’s meals, I thought I’d share two things I anticipate will be particularly difficult for me as I progress through the next few weeks…
Whole 30 difficulty predictions:
Staying prepared/ahead of the game: Although I consider myself an overall healthy eater, I do rely on a few (non-compliant) staples to make my life easier, especially during busy workdays. I’ll often throw a Hilary’s veggie or bean burger into the oven for a quick lunch, I snack on tortilla chips and occasionally yogurt when I’m on the go, and I love incorporating Trader Joe’s microwaveable brown rice as well as lentil pasta into my dinner dishes. So although these items are healthy, they are not compliant with Whole 30.
I anticipate I will have days where I’ll want to cave and make avocado toast for lunch or a snack, so I’m trying to keep our fridge and pantry stocked with easy, compliant options (items such as baked sweet potatoes, hard boiled eggs, sliced veggies and fruits).
Dessert/sweets: Most days, I have some type of after dinner treat, whether it’s Simple Mills cookies, a small bowl of ice cream, Purely Elizabeth granola with a drizzle of peanut butter, or even just a piece of dark chocolate. I love dessert, so I know as I get further into my Whole 30, I will struggle sans sweets. However, this is actually one of the aspects of the program I think will truly benefit me and make a difference, so I look forward to seeing if I can kick my sugar cravings a bit.
As I continue on, I will share different struggles as they arise, so if you’re considering a round of Whole 30 in the future, you’ll have a resource to turn to for support. Now, for a recap of Day 1…
Whole 30 Day 1
The first day felt easy and pretty natural, which I figured would be the case. The meals I made are all things I normally eat, just maybe a bit out of order. I ended up switching my dinner plan yesterday, since I made tuna for lunch and didn’t want fish for two meals, so a slight adjustment there. Here are my meals from yesterday:
Breakfast: avocado omelet with blueberries and almonds- definitely a normal meal for me, but I usually don’t eat eggs early in the morning. I didn’t mind it as much as I though I would- typically I’d have a smoothie instead, and I will say I felt fuller longer as the day went on. I also had Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in my coffee.