breakfast | two fried eggs in coconut oil and sweet potato hash (sweet potatoes + red peppers sauteed in coconut oil topped and fresh cracked pepper).
lunch | grilled chicken tenders, avocado, brocoli slaw (pre-packaged heb organics) topped with lemon/olive oil mix, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and red peppers.
dinner | stuffed red peppers with ground beef/mushrooms/peppers/onions.
Followed this recipe for cooking instructions only but the stuffing is my own.
DAY TWO //
breakfast | boiled egg, avocado, banana, strawberries, blueberries
lunch | leftover pepper, carrots, tomatoes, avocado
dinner | one pot chicken and potatoes (recipe here)
breakfast | two eggs fried in coconut oil topped with fresh salsa, sauteed mushrooms/spinach/onion and avocado.
lunch | tuna, onion, jalapeno, tomato and lime juice
dinner | paleo chili topped with avocado (recipe here but I cooked mine in crock pot)
DAY FOUR //
breakfast | boiled egg and banana
lunch | leftover chili
dinner | potatoes and tuna
ingredients: 2 cans of tuna, potatoes (about 2-3), tomato, clove of garlic, onion, salt + pepper, coconut oil
method: blend garlic and tomato with just enough water to blend and set aside. cook potatoes and onions in coconut oil in a pan and season with sat and pepper, once potatoes are soft add drained tuna and also season, once tuna is grilled add tomato blend. Let it simmer for about 4-5mins and enjoy!
DAY FIVE //
breakfast | two fried eggs in coconut oil topped with salsa, sweet potato hash and avocado
Lunch was Chipotle and Dinner was a boiled egg and a Larabar
WEEKEND | I went out of town that weekend so I made another batch of chili and took it with me along with fruit and larabars. I ate chipotle again for dinner before returning home.
HOW I FELT
I felt great physically and emotionally. My stomach felt better than ever. I didn't have to suck in my stomach once. I had no bloating, no gas, no pain. I just felt good. Sure the cravings were strong but I remembered the results of the food I was eating and that kept me from quitting. At the end of the week I lost 5lbs. I know that whole 30 is not about weighing yourself or loosing weight but it is one of my motivations and just the fact that I lost 5lbs in ne week by changing my diet makes me want to keep going.
HOW I PREPPED
I write my menu plan for the week on Sunday. I make a list of the meals I want to make everyday, mostly for dinner because eggs and lefotvers are what I usually have for breakfast and lunch. I like going to my pinterest board for recipes. Since I love trying new recipes this keeps me motivated during the week and excited for dinner. I try to make at least 2 of the meals from pinterest recipes. Then based on my menu for the week I write another list with my grocery list. I put things for the kiddos on there. Our kids eat the same thing we do for dinner but their breakfasts and lunches are their own. I always prepare their food first and serve them and then I prepare my own so usually by the time they are eating I'm preparing and then we all sit down for dinner together and eat the same thing.
I won't be doing a weekly update but I plan to do one at the end of my 30 days. I love the results so far and I can't wait to see more changes by the end of the program. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment. This is my very first whole 30 so I am in no way an expert but I'd love to help out in any way I can.
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