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Hello everyone, this is my first Whole30 and I think it's going well. The first week was pretty hard and I was worried it wasn't going to get any better, but I'm on day 9 now and I feel pretty great.


You can see in the first week I was snacking a lot still. I was so hungry! Food was all I talked about for days. It doesn't help that I'm at work from 9-7, and I usually eat lunch at 1 and eat some chips or Starburst at 5 (pre-Whole30, I mean).


Also, it's always been really hard for me to eat properly on weekends, and we had a 4-day weekend last week, so you are going to be shocked at my life choices. But I already have a plan for this weekend.


So, here's my log from Week 1 (and the "moods" are verbatim):


Day 1

Breakfast: two eggs scrambled, three pieces of bacon

Morning snack: one banana

Lunch: cauliflower rice with a pork chop, cooked Italian style from It Starts With Food, with diced tomatoes

Afternoon snack: 2 oz blueberries, 2 oz blackberries, 2.25 oz strawberries

Evening snack: zucchini

Dinner: avocado tuna salad on cucumber boats


Mood: HUNGRY. And tired. But mostly hungry. So g*****n hungry.


Day 2

Breakfast: two eggs scrambled, three pieces of bacon

Morning snack: 2 oz pineapple, 2 oz grapes, and one banana

Lunch: Chicken with zoodles and cauliflower sauce

Afternoon snack: Apple slices from a coworker and blueberry/blackberry/strawberry medley

Dinner: Chicken with zoodles and cauliflower sauce again, and a side of roasted cinnamon carrots

Evening snack: a can of olives


Mood: Everything tasted great! So why am I still hungry? Also I have a headache so I took ibuprofen.


Day 3:

Breakfast: two eggs scrambled, three pieces of bacon

Morning snack: 2 oz of grapes and 3 oz of strawberries

Lunch: chicken with zoodles and cauliflower sauce again

Afternoon snack: handful of walnuts and almonds

Dinner: Italian pork chop over cauliflower rice


Mood: Hungry (but not as much?) and tired, slight headache, a little crabby with coworkers. Went to bed before 9.


Day 4 (first of my four day weekend)

Lunch or something: five pieces of bacon, two scrambled eggs, a cucumber

Dinner: shrimp with cauliflower rice and some leftover tomato sauce from the pork chops

Evening snack: five more pieces of bacon and a frozen banana (no, not ice cream, literally just a banana that I stuck in the freezer)


Mood: bad headache; went away with ibuprofen. Still g***** hungry, although not all morning. Craving every food ever.


Day 5:

Breakfast: four pieces of bacon, three over-easy eggs

Lunch: cinnamon roasted carrots and a fruit medley

Afternoon snack: three slices of roast beef, coconut cream pie Lara bar, one piece of ham (I know this is so weird, but I was at a family member's house and I didn't have a lot of options)

Dinner: Baconator (no bun, no cheese, no condiments)


Notes: Cravings are super strong but I'm not as hungry as I was. Still getting headaches. Today was sort of a fail day - only one serving of vegetables and I had that Baconator.


Day 6:

Breakfast: two homemade turkey sausage patties and three over-easy eggs

Morning snack: six dried strawberries (not store brought)

Lunch: salad with romaine, baby spinach, almonds, tuna, bell peppers, and Whole30 ranch

Dinner: cumin-spiced tilapia


Mood: Woke up and realized my skin looks great! No zits at all. Not as hungry as I have been. Not making Whole30 ranch again. Did not like.


Day 7:

Breakfast: three fried eggs and two homemade turkey sausage patties

Lunch: cumin spiced tilapia and cinnamon roasted carrots

Afternoon snack: two pieces of Applegate turkey

Dinner: Blueberry & Egg tortilla


Mood:  No more headaches. Cravings still going fairly strong. Tired. Need more vegetable options for next weekend.


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Great that you have reached day 9 and feel good!


If I could make some suggestions (all intended to be helpful):

- Add more vegetables. You have none at any of your breakfasts. (That could be why you were so hungry the 1st week.) Shoot for 1-2 cups per meal. 
- Make sure the bacon you're eating is compliant (no sugar).
- Snacks should be a mini-meal including a least a protein and fat. 
- Enjoy your 1-2 servings of fruit per day as part of your meal or immediately after a meal (not as a snack in between). A fruit serving is the size of your fist.

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Yup exactly what GFChris suggests. Trust the meal template and you won't be hungry I promise. If you cravings are sweets than eating more fruit will make them worse not better.


Keep on trucking and you will do great!

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I know I should be adding more vegetables at breakfast, but it's really hard for me. I buy breakfast at work every morning, and they don't have any vegetable options (I guess because it's not a common thing?). I don't really have time prepare anything the morning of. I could add it in during the weekend, though, which is better than nothing. I guess what I really need to do is lookup breakfast recipes with vegetables and make a week's worth of breakfast meals on Sunday (that's when I cook the rest of my meals).


The bacon was not compliant at first, which I didn't realize (ugh), but it is now. Specifically, I buy my eggs at work but now I make all my non-sugar bacon in a batch on Sundays and bring it in during the week.


Thanks for the suggestions! I'm not even really snacking so much anymore...today I had some fruit, but it was with my lunch, like you suggested. Actually it's really odd but I don't even get hungry now until five or six hours have passed between meals...or maybe that's not odd? 


Thanks again!

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A great thing to make on a Sunday for a bunch of future breakfasts is a baked frittata. I make it in a 13x9 inch pan, get 12 slices out of it, so I have breakfast for days.

This is one recipe I've used (substitute ghee for the butter and coconut milk for the heavy cream): http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Baked-Asparagus-and-Yellow-Pepper-Frittata-101499

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Okay, week two. This is when I started to feel a lot better and a lot less hungry.


Day 8:

Breakfast: Three pieces of bacon, two eggs scrambled


Afternoon snack: Got a little hungry at 1, ate three oz grapes and two oz strawberries


Lunch: Ate at 3, had cauli rice with a pork chop and coconut tomato sauce


Dinner: Zoodles with chicken and coconut tomato sauce


Mood: Feeling good. Not nearly as hungry.


Day 9:

Breakfast:  Three pieces of bacon, two scrambled eggs


Lunch: 2 oz strawberries, 2 oz blueberries, chicken with zoodles and coconut tomato sauce


Dinner: Two crockpot chicken drumsticks and carrots, a serving of walnuts and half a serving of raisings


Mood: Happy, not hungry, mildly energetic


Day 10:

Breakfast: Three pieces of bacon, two eggs scrambled, 1 oz blueberries, 1 oz strawberries, 1 oz blackberries


Morning snack: cumin roasted carrots


Lunch: Two crockpot chicken drumsticks and cumin roasted carrots


Dinner: One crockpot chicken drumstic and cinnamon roasted carrots


Evening snack: Got really hungry, ate four pieces of turkey


Mood: Average


Day 11:

Breakfast: Three pieces of bacon and two eggs scrambled


Lunch: Zoodles with chicken and coconut tomato sauce


Dinner: Four pieces of bacon, cauliflower rice with a pork chop and cauliflower sauce


Mood: Tired and unfocused, also I got really hungry a couple hours after lunch but didn't bring any snacks with me. :( I was insanely hungry by the time I ate dinner, but felt much better overall after eating.


Day 12:

Breakfast: Two eggs scrambled, three pieces of bacon, about two oz total of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries


Lunch: Cauli rice, pork chop, cauli sauce


Dinner: OH MY GOD SO GOOD three tacos with cauliflower tortillas, 90% lean slow cooked taco meat with homemade taco seasoning, cashew sour cream, romaine lettuce, and a tiny bit of nutritional yeast


Mood: Tired; didn't sleep well the night before. Aside from that I feel good. Especially after I left work at 1.


Day 13 (This is a weird day because again I was at my family's house, so you'll notice lunch is completely lacking in protein/fat):

Breakfast: Blueberry egg tortilla


Lunch: 6 oz carrots; 1/2 cup watermelon


Afternoon snack: Lemon Lara Bar


Dinner: Same tacos as last night and fresh coconut water which was delicious


Mood: Pleasantly energized


Day 14 (today!):

Breakfast: Skipped...oops. I got up about 10, but I did some yoga and played on the computer and basically got distracted. Plus my roommate was using the kitchen.


Lunch: Late lunch (Yeah, I didn't eat today until about 2 PM) - two servings of egg casserole with chopped up bacon, spinach, bell pepper, and sweet onion.


Dinner: A serving or two of cumin roasted carrots and sauteed chicken breast - it's been about twenty minutes and I'm still hungry so I'm about to go have a handful of fruit, perhaps dipped in coconut cream


Mood: Feeling pretty good; did 20 minutes of yoga and 10 minutes of recumbent biking, then spent the day cooking. My legs hurt, though, and I'm having a hard time walking, although I was sitting down for most of the cooking.


Bonus - Here's what I made for the rest of the week:


Egg Casserole - as noted above, it has bacon, spinach, a bell pepper, and a handful of sweet onion. So, yes, my breakfast for next week will now include vegetables.


Sweet potato hash browns

Sauteed chicken with a bit of Italian seasoning

Sauteed pork chops with dried rosemary

Coconut Tomato sauce



I also bought lobster tails to make for later in the week, and I have plans to make tacos again this week, especially since I have cashew sour cream left over and I have idea how long that lasts.

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Been slacking with updating. Whoops.


Day 15
Breakfast: Two pieces of egg casserole and sweet potato has brown


Lunch: A serving of pork chops with zoodles and tomato coconut sauce


Afternoon snack: A bit of salmon


Dinner: Cauli rice with chicken and half a can of olives


Mood: Hungry from the afternoon onward and not totally certain why. Went home and watched TV for two hours after dinner and then went to bed so def low energy.


Day 16

Breakfast: Two pieces of casserole & sweet potato hash browns


Lunch: Burger with two pieces of bacon, fried egg, and two slices of tomato.


Afternoon snack: Three pieces of bacon (left over from lunch)


Dinner: cinnamon roasted carrots, half a can of olives, four pieces of bacon

Mood: Good, did some swimming and water aerobics, which was great. Sciatica flared up after, though.


Day 17

Breakfast: Two pieces of casserole, sweet potato hash browns


Lunch: Zoodles with tomato coconut sauce & pork chop - doubled the amount of everything


Dinner: Tapioca breaded shrimp, drizzled with ghee

Mood: Woke up in a bad mood. Felt better in the afternoon, but was in a bad mood again at night because it was storming so I couldn't go to the pool and I didn't have any dinner prepared to I had to improvise, and cooking made my sciatica flare up. Dinner tasted good, though.


Day 18

Breakfast: Two scrambled eggs, three pieces of bacon


Lunch: Chicken with creamy cauliflower nice, but my zoodles had gone bad. Coworker gave me a handful of grapes!


Dinner: Cinnamon roasted carrots, two slow-cooked drumstics and carrots

Mood: Went SWIMMING! :D Woke up with slight cramps but they went away within 30 minutes.


Day 19

Breakfast: Two pieces of casserole. Packed blueberries but forgot to bring them.


Lunch: 3 drumsticks and the rest of the carrots


Dinner: Two crab-stuffed lobster tails

Mood: Very good mood, but didn't do much. Fell asleep at 10:30 PM and slept for 12 hours.


Day 20

Breakfast: Whoops


Lunch: Pink shrimp with crab


Dinner: Four pieces of bacon, chicken with coconut tomato sauce. Started to make a veggie slaw but it took way too long and it was like eleven.

Mood: Extremely bored and restless, although I did some swimming in the morning and that was nice. Obviously strong cravings at night since I neglected to eat properly the whole day.


Day 21

Breakfast: Two pieces of casserole and half an avocado


Lunch: Half an orange, Lara bar, and sweet potato skin with ghee


Dinner: Two servings of prok chops, coconut tomato sauce, 1/2 cup cauli rice

Mood: I was in a bad mood for the first half of the day due to something totally unrelated to food and then I cheered up.


Day 22 

Breakfast: Two pieces of egg casserole, three pieces of bacon


Lunch: Zoodles, shredded carrots, two serkings of pork chops, and coconut tomato sauce. Also a bit of fruit medley with strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries.


Dinner: Cube steak, a grilled red pepper, sweet potato fries, roasted red pepper sauce, somewhere around 1/3-1/2 cup of frozen pineapple

Mood: Quite cheerful and alert. I woke up before my alarm and didn't go back to sleep. Hunger levels were normal and I was alert throughout the workday and relaxed.


Day 23

Breakfast: Two pieces of casserole, three pieces of bacon, sweet potato mash (basically a sweet potato and avocado mixed together)


Lunch: Zoodles, shredded carrots, chicken, coconut tomato sauce, half a cup of blackberries


Snack: two slices of turkey breast


Dinner: Cinnamon roasted carrots, sweet pototato fries, roasted red pepper sauce, half a cup of blueberries, cube steak, cauliflower suace

Mood: Went to bed at 12:15 last night, woke up just after 7:30 (before my alarm) feeling very refreshed. The workday went well.


Day 24

Breakfast: Two pieces of casserole, four pieces of bacon, sweet potato mash


Lunch: Cauli rice, half a pork chop and some chopped up chicken, coconut tomato sauce


Dinner: Crawfish curry (sort of - it was crawfish, ghee, coconut milk, tapioca flour, curry seasoning, and garlic salt) and 10 carrots

Mood: Woke up before my alarm again. Good mood. Productive at work. Getting a little sick of my meals but I browsed Chowstalker for lots of new recipes and planned next week's meals.


Day 25

Breakfast: Two pieces of casserole and three pieces of bacon


Lunch: Ropa vieja! And fried plantains. Went out with coworkers and called ahead to make sure everything was compliant.


Dinner: Taco night - cauliflower tortillas, ground beef, romaine lettuce, cashew sour cream, nutritional yeast

Mood: Decent mood. Alarm actually woke me up and so I was tired at first.




I'm feeling really good! I love that I'm waking up before my alarm (never thought I would say that). I'm going to a friend's lake house today and she was really cool when I told her I needed to bring my own food. Can't wait to go swimming!

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I made it! The month actually flew by after the first week.


Day 26

Breakfast: two pieces of breakfast casserole, three pieces of bacon, two tablespoons sweet potato mash


Lunch: Paleo tacos


Dinner: Crawfish curry


Mood: Good, woke up before alarm but took a long nap when I got home.


Day 27:

Breakfast: Two pieces of casserole


Lunch: Cube steak, cinnamon roasted carrots, coconut tomato sauce

Snack: Cube steak and mustard


Dinner: Burger and sweet potato fries


Mood: Awesome! Had a great time at a friend's lake house.


Day 28:

Breakfast: Four scrambled eggs with some pink shrimp


Lunch: Half an orange


Dinner: Chicken tenders with homemade ketchup


Mood: Really worn out from the weekend, and extremely sore, but otherwise good


Day 29:

Breakfast: Two pieces of casserole, three pieces of bacon, half an avocado


Lunch: Tilapia ceviche with a whole cucumber and a green bell pepper


Dinner: Zoodles and shredded carrots with chopped up chicken and garlic Alfredo sauce


Mood: Good. Woke up before my alarm again.


Day 30:

Breakfast: Half an avocado, two pieces of casserole, three pieces of bacon


Lunch: Cumin spiced tilapia, zoodles with shredded carrots, blueberries


Afternoon snack: a couple oz of lemon pepper chicken


Dinner: Chicken tenders, sweet potato fries, ketchup


Mood: Last day! Sadly I fell back asleep after waking up about 30 minutes before my alarm and then my alarm ended up waking me up, so I was a little drowsy throughout the day.


Results: I lost 9.5 inches and 12 pounds! I feel great! I love how awake I feel in the mornings. 

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