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.
Snack: (not pictured) 1/2 a banana with a small scoop of almond butter.
Lunch: Salad with tuna (tuna is mixed with Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo) with veggies drizzled with lemon juice and seasoned with salt and pepper.
Dinner: As I mentioned before, I ended up switching our dinner to BBQ chicken (in lieu of salmon, which I’ll now use for lunches). We seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper, oregano, and Tessemae’s BBQ sauce. I had mine with a baked sweet potato and a small salad.
That’s it for day 1- I’ll plan on giving updates every once in awhile (probably weekly), but I figured it’s always fun to talk about the first day (when your hopes are still high and you feel strong)…
Be sure to comment on this post if you are currently doing the Whole 30- I think it’s so helpful to have the support of others while on this journey. Have a great rest of your day!