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Breastfeeding Mama of newborn starting her first Whole 30, Oct 28th


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I started my Whole 30, October 28th, but just now noticed that there's a forum to post our daily logs!  Yay!  Anyway, about me if you didn't catch my intro post, I had my second child (a baby girl) on October 17th.  I read It Starts with Food during my pregnancy, but wanted to wait to start until after I had the baby.

 

Here are my first 5 days.

 

Day 1 of my Whole30 was a success! Sugar cravings were bad but I did it. Did you know that every commercial break on TV has some kind of candy/dessert advertisement?? Not cool.

B: apple, 2 hard boiled eggs, half a tomato, half an avocado, salsa on top.
L: 2 baked chicken thighs, asparagus cooked in coconut oil
D: apple, banana, scrambled eggs with salsa

Eggs again for dinner because I was at my moms and what she was having wasn't whole30 friendly.

 

Day 2 in the bag! My sugar cravings weren't as bad today 

B: 2 hard boiled eggs, half a tomato, half an avocado, salsa on top
S: banana and apple
S: celery with sunflower seed butter
L: taco in a bowl, ground beef, tomato, avocado, salsa (I was going to cook up some onion and bell peppers but baby wouldn't let me - so I cut up the rest of the avocado)
D: pork tenderloin with peach salsa and blueberry sauce, green beans cooked in coconut oil

I know you're not suppose to snack during the whole30, but my lunch was late and I was hungry!

 

Day 3 was easy because I ate leftovers! I didn't have to cook at all 

B: banana, 2 hard boiled eggs
L: taco in a bowl, ground beef, tomato, avocado and salsa
D: Pork tenderloin with peach salsa and blueberry sauce

 

Day 4, Halloween! I made it through the day without any slip ups. :)

B: banana, baby carrots
L: taco in a bowl; ground beef, tomato, avocado, salsa
D: slow cooker pork stew

Breakfast should've been better (need protein!) but I was out of hard boiled eggs and didn't have time to cook something else.

 

Day 5!

B: salmon sweet potato cake with fried egg on top
L: tuna lettuce wrap, baby carrots, banana
D: chef sashimi sampler with coconut aminos

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Hi SB

 

do you have a copy of the meal template?

http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf

 

many of your meals haven't fit the template, either completely missing, or seeming low in one or more elements.

 

Every meal, including "snacks" should have protein, fat and vegetables.

you seem to have eggs quite a lot - a serve is as many as you can hold, and most people find that's 3-4. add your fat, and 2-3 cups of vegies to every meal. you can also have a piece of fruit with your meals, but it shouldn't be pushing vegies off your plate. mini meals should just be a smaller version, but still include the protein fat and vegies, not fruit and nuts.

 

when you're breastfeeding, i'd suggest eating 4-5 meals a day, not 3. you need the extra nutrients and calories to provide enough for you and your baby. not eating enough may lower milk supply and make feeding your daughter difficult.

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I make about 3 days worth of salad at a time - I don't dress it until I'm going to eat it, but the vegies stay fresh for that long.

 

you could bake sweet potatoes/butternut/carrots/beetroot in big batches, they are fine eaten cold or your could reheat them. the starchy vegies would be great for your energy levels.

 

you could also have chopped vegie sticks and a fat based dip (mayo or avo based) done in advance for when you need something quickly but perhaps don't have time to sit down to eat. add a tin of fish, or HB eggs, or piece of pre cooked chicken and you've got a quick mini meal or meal depending on how much you need :)

 

I've seen many people mention the microwave bags of vegies - broccoli, cauliflower, beans, mixed vegies (as long as there is no peas or corn) - they might be handy for you to have in the freezer? you could microwave them, drizzle with olive oil or dollop with mayo, sprinkle on some salt and herbs and add your protein?

 

having protein ready is good too - as well as HB eggs and the chilli you've mentioned, you could also have tins of fish. my "go to" pre prepared protein is baked chicken - I use breast, but you could do thighs or drumsticks - I bake about 3 kgs at a time covered in herbs and spices, and portion it out in to freezer bags. this is usually used for lunch (salad) or pre/postWO.

 

frittata or egg muffins would be good for you as a quick meal - use loads of vegies, perhaps add cooked chicken or ground meat, and bake in a tray or muffin tins covered with beaten egg mix. cut it in to portions (3 eggs worth per portion, or 2 eggs worth if you've used extra protein), wrap individually and store in the fridge or freeze. you may need to add some extra vegies, and fat (mayo is great) but it's handy to have ready for when time is limited.

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