Guest Posted January 15, 2014 Share Posted January 15, 2014 Hi Everyone, This is my first Whole30, start date January 13. My husband and I are so excited about this new approach to food. We really LOVE what we've been able to eat so far. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the program of 3 new meals, the wonderful ingredients and interesting recipes to make. It's easier then I thought adjusting our palates to this new adventure in our lives. Honestly, this feels really good and so right... but I'm sure the pizza (him) and cupcake (me) dragons will come tugging at first, then kicking and screaming at our neurons sooner or later. But we'll deal with those demons when they comeâ€¦ for now, I'm basking in our happy start. I love how meal 1 is so filling and satiating. I was never a morning eater, however my husband is starving upon waking. Apparently my hormones are really off, though I'm adjusting to this morning food in my belly quite well. I used to keep it really simple with fruit and green smoothies, protein shakes, cereal, bagels and muffins. He's not into eggs, but I am, so the steak or burger in the morning has us pretty happy and satiated as well. That's huge since we both found ourselves eating nearly 2 hours later after the other way we ate. So far this has been our meal plan for the two days: 1/13/14 Meal: Day 1: M1: Sweet potato hash and beef burger patties (him) fried eggs (me). M2: Kale & tomato salad w/ a splash of vin/evol, roasted acorn squash, boiled eggs (me) & balsamic chicken (him). M3 Kale & tomato salad w/ a splash of vin/evol, tomato, acorn squash, balsamic chicken breast. 1/14/14 Meal: Day 2: M1: Sweet potato hash and beef burger patties (him) fried eggs (me), M2: Kale & tomato salad w/ a splash of vin/evol, roasted acorn squash, balsamic chicken (both). M3: Salad with tomatoes & olives w/ a splash of vin/evol & cashew chicken (both). So far we feel really awesome, full and energized. We both have had very little cravings for these two days. The exception of right after a meal craving something sweet (him), we're currently monitoring it to see if he needs more protein or fat, which I increased his protein at dinner. Time will tell. For me I have a tinge of a craving around bedtime but I ignored it since this is when I usually feed my sweet tooth. We're eating more on this diet then we normally do. This is good, I don't feel guilty about the type of fat, the portion sizes or protein and I love all the vegetables. I have kept us away from any fruits because of my sugar addiction, so I'm staying away from fruits for the whole30. My husband is not so much a sugar addict as I am, though he does love bread and since all carbohydrates are equal here I want to make sure it's not a rewarding system kicking in for him. I'm more concerned about breaking that habit. I'm thinking after week two we can introduce fruits back into (his) meal plan. I want this more then anything right now. To learn how to eat right again and get myself into a healthy place without subjecting my body to any more confused messages/signals. Georgie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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