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Starting Monday (20/1/14) Excited and Nervous!


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HI, I am starting my 1st whole30 on Monday.  I am about halfway through reading ISWF, I've stocked my pantry and fridge and I am madly planning what I will eat and how to get around social situations (that is going to be the trickiest bit).

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My biggest and best solution for social situations has been - bring the social situation to my house!

I've actually been excited that a picky-eater naturally-thin friend who normally does not eat well enjoyed my food!  I invited her over, along with several friends who are also eating paleo to some degree (less hardcore than Whole30).  She was expecting to leave hungry go through a fast-food drive through on the way home, but instead found herself enjoying roasted cauliflower and other snacks and left full.  I'm having people over again this weekend so I don't have to go through social withdrawal as well as favorite-food withdrawal.


The menu at my social gathering was:

friends brought sparkling water, carrot sticks and celery sticks  (important to choose things that people can't mess up and have sneaky added unhealthiness - soy, sugar, artificial sweeteners, etc)

I served:

- homemade chili mayo

- store-bought salsa verde

- homemade faux BBQ sauce (50/50 tomato paste/balsamic vinegar + salt, pepper, smoke seasoning, hot sauce to taste)

- paleo spinach-artichoke dip 


with red pepper slices and roasted cauliflower for dipping


I've only gone out once.  It was a happy hour event, and my sparkling water with lime effectively fooled everyone into thinking I was drinking, and then I had a deviled egg as my foodstuff.  But being surrounded by chicken and waffles was hard.


Good luck!  If I can do it, you can do it!


(I'm day 10 of my first Whole30)

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Thank you for your reply. Those sauces sound great especially the chilli mayo.

I have woken up this morning feeling completely unmotivated. Oh well at least every thing is already planned for today all I have to do is eat it :)

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