Whole30 Challenge - Day 1


I'm back!  It's been awhile since I've posted anything and thought it was time to change that.

I've decided to do the Whole30 Challenge with my sister-in-law.  Our awesome, supporting husbands will be tackling this challenge with us.  Never heard of the Whole30 challenge?  In a nut-shell it's 30 days of clean eating - no dairy, grains, added sugars, etc.  You can find more information on the Whole30 website.

Day 1 is almost in the bag.  The hardest part of my day is coming up though - the "sweet treat time", which is usually between 8-10pm.  20 minutes in and so far, so good.   I feel like I deserve something sweet around this time of night as a reward for surviving the day - not the best mindset to have.  I'm hoping that mindset will go away as I finish this challenge.

Day 1 Spirits - Determined and Positive

Day 1 Food - Overall a good food day.  I did feel pretty hungry a couple times so I may need to add more protein and fats to my meals - or it could be that I'm used to over-eating.  I'll see how tomorrow goes.

Meal 1:
  • 2 eggs, scrambled with a little EVOO
  • 1/2 avocado 
  • berries
  • black coffee 
  • hot water with lemon juice 

 Meal 2:
  • Spaghetti squash with some spinach covered in bolognese.  
  • Bolognese had ground beef, carrots, onions, mushrooms, marinara sauce and spices. 

 I was pretty hungry a bit later, so I had a small handful of roasted, salted macadamia nuts.
Meal 3:
  • Grass-Fed ground beef with carrots, onions, and green beans.  
  • Sides of roasted sweet potato and zucchini, both of those were roasted in some EVOO and salt and pepper.

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