Kelly's First Whole30 Started June 12


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Hi All,


I started my first Whole30 5 days ago after begging my boyfriend to do it with me. He has had IBS for over a year and is an awful snacker/carb addict. I am always wanting to be healthier, this was an easy way to help myself and challenge him to being healthy- as he hasn't been since his diagnosis. 


I recently turned 30, started working from home, and found that my more sedentary lifestyle was not helping my waist line. I started getting back into yoga and eating healthier- nothing was working. This was a big shock to me as I have always fought to keep weight ON my body. I spent 90% of my life trying everything I could to GAIN weight and now I couldn't lose it. Along the way, I picked up a lot of bad eating habits due to "being able to eat anything". I have luckily never gotten addicted to fast food (only ate it once every 6mo or so) but that didn't stop me from pizza, pasta and cheese. 


I anticipated this being a hard first couple days for my BF and I, so we decided to start the plan on a weekend we planned on being out of town camping. Having pre-planned meals and food brought with us enabled us to just deal with what we had. Surprisingly to both of us... we were fine! No cravings. We enjoyed all the food we brought with us: Chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, veggies, fruit, cashews, and pistachios. I only missed having s'mores :) 


Today my daughter wants breakfast for dinner... So i am making her some scrambled eggs with salsa in them, some fruit, and sweet potato hash browns with onions and green peppers. 


I need to read through more posts in the forum to compare how I'm feeling with others, even though I'm sure most of us will be fairly different due to pre-existing conditions and/or prior eating habits... I have only noticed that I may be sleeping a bit better. I have always been a horrible sleeper, can't fall asleep or stay asleep. I think I am a bit more sound now, less waking up. But, I am still feeling fairly tired throughout the day. 

I have so far, not had any cravings. 1 bad headache, but I think I attribute that to a lack of morning coffee that day. 


I am excited to continue on this journey to being more healthy.

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Thank you, Karen!


Yesterdays meals were


Black Coffee

Large spinach salad with roasted chicken breast, few raspberries and vinaigrette 

hard boiled egg and peach

some cashews while on the road

turkey burger patty, sauteed onions, avocado and garlic brussels

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A few things that may help alleviate feeling tired throughout the day:

- add carb-dense vegetables daily. Sweet potato, rutabaga, carrots, parsnips, jicama, winter squash, beets and plantains are among your choices


- drink at least 1/2 an ounce of water per pound of your current body weight daily.


- eat more.  :) An egg and a peach is not a meal. When eggs are your protein source, the serving size is the number of eggs you can hold in one hand. For most folks, that's 3-4. Don't let fruit push vegetables off your plate. Include a compliant fat. For best results, follow the recommended meal template at each meal. You want to create meals that satiate you for 4-5 hours.


- until you get to the place where your meals satiate you for a while, if you find yourself genuinely hungry in between meals (litmus test: you could eat a bland meal like steamed fish and broccoli), have a mini meal that includes a protein and fat. Nuts are a fat source on a Whole30.

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Thanks Chris, 

I appreciate the feedback. Still learning and getting into the swing of things.. Learning how my body will respond to all of this. I haven't felt very hungry between meals. I eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm not. - Gradually feeling less tired throughout the day and definitely happier. :) 

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Yesterday I had my first craving since having started. All I wanted was freshly baked, warm, chocolate chip cookies. I've never even been a big cookie person. Too funny! I avoided the temptation with my "dessert" I made in the evening (below)



Black coffee

leftover turkey burger/patty

Spinach salad



sliced pear


Late Lunch:

(BF came home starving from work at 130, had forgotten to make himself a lunch)

Do over from dinner last night:

Turkey burger patty, w/ sauteed onions and an addition of an over-easy egg on top

1/2 avocado

Brussel Sprouts steamed, then sauteed in garlic and evoo



Leftover brussel sprouts

2 hard boiled eggs

Sliced apple



"Fried" banana in a little organic coconut oil, then sprinkled with cinnamon

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