I am 4 days into the Whole30 program. It is not nearly as bad as I was expecting... but I don't want to speak to soon. Here is a break down of what I have had so far each day. I haven't done a ton of experimenting yet, but I am looking forward to trying new recipes and combinations. So far out of the 3 or 4 new things I have tried, I can thankfully say only one has been a major bust (lemon chicken). So here it is:
*Day 1: ( I was not at all prepared for this day, it kind of snuck up on me, so I did not have anything exciting!
-Meal 1: carrots, 2 hard boiled eggs, pineapple
-Snack: Green Machine Naked Juice
-Meal 2/3: 3 hard boiled eggs, grilled chicken breast
-Meal 1: 2 hard boiled eggs and an apple
-Meal 2: Beef & onion stuffed zucchini
-Meal 3: Tilapia and asparagus
-Meal 1: 3 scrambled eggs & shredded zucchini, mixed with leftover meat mixture from my stuffed zucchini and shredded zucchini & a clementine
-Meal 2: Tilapia seasoned with ginger, garlic, salt & pepper, cooked in coconut oil. Served over mixture of sautéed carrots, cauliflower, and brocoli
-Meal 3: Hamburger (no bun), zucchini chips, celery & carrots
-Meal 1: 2 eggs and a clementine
-Meal 2: Hamburger (no bun), 2 hard boiled eggs, and some carrots
-Meal 3: Lemon chicken, garlic mashed cauliflower , and asparagus
So far I haven't made anything too out of the ordinary, or had a chance to really experiment. However, I ordered 8+ lbs of meat/seafood/poultry, etc. and it should be here in the next day or so which will open up a lot of options. I have a lot of recipes I plan to try, so it won't be this boring all of the time. I'll put pictures of some of those meals mentioned above at the end.
Things I will definitely make again:
-Beef & onion stuffed zucchini
(I used this recipe, just didn't do the rice aspect because I didn't have cauliflower at the time I made it)
-Garlic mashed cauliflower
Not giving this another go:
-Lemon Chicken (at least not the recipe I tried out)
-Tilapia: I had never had it before, and figured now would be a good time to give it a try. I am just not a fan, I have tried it a couple of different ways and while I did eat it, I just don't think I would waste my money buying it again. I will stick to salmon!
As far as my mood/energy, I haven't notice too much of a difference other than yesterday (day 3). I was really tired and grouchy for some reason. I really have no idea why I was grouchy, I was literally sitting there thinking to myself that I had no reason to be, but couldn't get myself out of that mood. However, I woke up this morning feeling about normal so hopefully that awful mood stays away! I will be back in a few days with another update, I will try to make it more exciting than this one!
|Day 2, Meal 2: Beef and onion stuffed zucchini|
|Day 3, Meal 1: Scrambled eggs with shredded zucchini and left over meat&onion from stuffed zucchini|
|Day 3, Meal 2: Tilapia over veggies|
|Day 4, Meal 3: Lemon chicken. garlic mashed cauliflower, and asparagus|