I'm at day 19, and I really appreciate some of what the Whole30 has delivered: more steady energy, better sleep, and no more reliance on sugar as a reward and/or source of comfort. Those are really great benefits to the program.
However, my jeans keep getting tighter and tighter. I know this is not a weight loss diet. Although I'd hoped to lose about 5 pounds, right now I'd be thrilled with maintenance. But I really do not want to outgrow my whole wardrobe in a month. I was not overweight to start with, but I was definitely not underweight, either. I have the dreaded potbelly that has gone down in the past with low-carb diets (that make me feel ill) or strict WW (which leaves me hungry).
Here's a typical menu:
B: Two or three eggs cooked in olive oil, assorted roasted veggies, coffee with Nutpods
L: 4-5 oz turkey burger or 1 1/2 chicken apple sausages, another large serving of roasted veggies, small sweet potato or similar amount of butternut squash
D: Similar to lunch
I've tried not to snack, but most afternoons I've had an apple and 1 or 2 T of almond butter
Early on, I ate some nuts and one or two pieces of fruit in addition to the above. I cut that down to one piece of fruit and the almond butter in hopes the perceived weight loss would stop.
I do weight training twice a week and try for about 5-7K steps a day. Between work, commute, and kids, not much time for anything more.
Any advice, particularly from other middle-aged, small-boned women? Maybe the suggested template is just too much food for someone my age and size?