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Going to try to keep a log. I decided to start my whole30 a few days earlier than expected so my first few days aren't quite enough food but will be fixing that soon.

Day 1:

Meal 1: Didn't eat a meal 1 since the bf and I woke up at noon. Woops. So straight to meal 2.

Meal 2: Spinach salad with tomato, roasted chicken and guacamole.

Meal 3: Burger in portabella bun at otb bicycle cafe.

Mini meal: Got super hungry later that night (we ate dinner early) so i had a plain baked sweet potato.


Day 2: 

Meal 1: Two eggs.

Meal 2: Spinach salad with tomato, roasted chicken and homemade vinaigrette

Meal 3: Garbage stirfry and apple with sunbutter

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Day 3:

Meal 1: Onion, green pepper and mushroom cooked in olive oil topped with two eggs.

Meal 2: Two tuna cakes, small spinach salad with tomato, chicken and vinaigrette, a handful of pistachios and an apple

Meal 3: Two applegate hot dogs, sauteed vegetables (same as what I had at breakfast), mayo, and a big sweet potato.


Still feeling pretty hungry. Especially after dinner and lunch. Will probably eat more three instead of two tuna cakes tomorrow and some more fat at all meals.

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Day 4:

Meal 1: Same thing I've been eating for a while now onion, green pepper and mushroom sauteed in olive oil topped with two eggs.

Meal 2: Three tuna cakes and a dollop of guacamole, spinach salad with one tomato and some roasted chicken on top and balsamic vinaigrette.

Meal 3: Very large serving of garbage stirfry plus a big sweet potato. 

For the first time I felt like I was actually eating enough at dinner. I was originally going to sautee some extra vegetables but after eating everything else I just couldn't eat more.


So far the hardest part has been just eating three meals and no snacks. Prior to this I went paleo for about three weeks so it wouldn't be such a shock. So not eating a lot of the foods isn't difficult I'm used to it by now. But I was snacking before mostly on dried fruit or nuts and it's been kind of hard to drop the habit.

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Day 5

Woke up around noon so no meal one went straight to meal two since i will be in bed at 9:30 pm.

Meal two: Two apple gate hotdogs stirfried with green pepper, onion and mushroom. Dollop of guacamole

Meal three: Grassfed burger topped with guacamole, baked Japanese sweet potato topped with coconut oil and cinnamon, handful of dragon tongue beans, half a tomato and half a zucchini sauteed in olive oil. 

Lots of food at dinner tonight. But really trying to curb this need to snack! So far feeling good no incredible exhaustion or headaches.

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Day 6: 

Meal 1: Two applegate hot dogs cut up and stirfried with pepper, onion and mushroom. Cup of coffee with coconut milk.

Meal 2: Three spicy tuna cakes with dollop of guacamole, spinach salad with half a tomato, one slice of prosciutto and two dried figs topped with balsamic vinaigrette.

Meal 3: Burger topped with crisped slice of prosciutto, half a zucchini sauteed, a cup of broccoli microwaved and a Japanese sweet potato with coconut oil and cinnamon.

My back hurts a lot today and I feel really really tired. I also had some bad digestive problems today so not feeling too hot.

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Day 7:

Meal 1: 

Mushrooms, onions and peppers sauteed in ghee topped with two fried eggs and a dollop of guacamole.

Meal 2: 

Massive garden salad from pizza place next door to work, field greens, mushrooms, green peppers, tomato, cucumber, I added my homemade vinaigrette and a slice of prosciutto plus two spicy tuna cakes and a dollop of guacamole and a small handful of pistachios.

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Meal 3: Mexican spiced pork chop, one egg, one fried slice of prosciutto, two zucchini fritters and a little salad.

Dinner was a weird mish mash because I found the delicious pastured pork chops I bought were small and more bone than meat and I really should have bought four so my bf and I could have each had two.

Felt okay today. Still having trouble not having a piece of fruit or a few nuts in between meals. Today I went like 6 hours between lunch and dinner and it was hard.

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If you're truly hungry between meals, it's okay to eat. Try to have a mini meal of protein, fat, and veggies, or at least two of the three. Don't snack because you're bored, and don't graze all day, but you don't need to be hungry.

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Day 9:

Meal 1: One chorizo sausage, sauteed mushrooms, spinach salad, baked sweet potato with coconut oil

Meal 2: One spicy italian chicken sausage, sauteed onions, peppers and mushrooms, half a roasted sweet potato

Meal 3: I ate my meals at weird times today 12, 4, and 8 and just wasn't feeling very hungry for meal 3. So I had two egg cups, apple and sunbutter and half a sweet potato.


Today was a good day but I found out yesterday that my no no snacking on nuts has caused me to have an outbreak. So no more nuts period. Taking more lysine each day. 

Today's beverages other than plain water: hint water (it's really good!), a little strawberry kombucha and some unsweet iced tea. 

I used to drink a lot of iced tea before this but usually with splenda. I can say that now I really like unsweet iced tea and it wasnt very hard to adjust.

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Day 10:

Wow! Can you believe it I'm a third of the way done!!

I made some mayo and used some to make ranch. Omg this ranch is so good I could eat it on everything!!


Meal 1:Chorizo sausage, three slices of bacon, dollop of guacamole, sauteed onions, peppers and mushrooms

Meal 2: Tossed spinach and field greens salad topped with veggies, strawberries, hardboiled egg, chicken, olive oil and lemon juice.

I got this from a local salad place. I grilled the server about the chicken she assured me it is just seasoned with salt and pepper and baked.

This salad was really good!

Meal 3: Chicken chile lime burger topped with ranch, sweet potato with coconut oil and steamed dragon's tongue beans with more ranch!


I might just use most of my mayo to make ranch. The ranch is delicious! Need more ranch!!

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Day 11:

Meal 1: 3 egg muffins filled with pepper, onion and chicken sausage

Meal 2: Two meatballs, roasted yellow squash, steam dragon's tongue beans, ranch for dipping. Doesn't seem like enough food but the meatballs are massive and very good.

Meal 3: Breakfast for dinner! Three slices of compliant bacon, two eggs scrambled with mushroom, onion and pepper, plantain chips and guacamole.

Feel a little hungry still, considering eating half a sweet potato. Can't decide.

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Day 12:

Meal 1: Three egg muffins, plantain chips, and guacamole.

Snacked on the little bit left of the plantain chips. Will probably not make more they are too tempting!!

Meal 2: Two slices applegate roast beef, two pickles, dragon tongue beans with ranch.

Went to pool for several hours had half a cashew cookie lara bar shared it with my bf.

It was.. okay. Not very appealing.

Meal 3: Spinach salad topped with taco meat, guacamole, and a quick dressing of mayo mixed with salsa.

Didn't think dinner would be enough food but oh my god so much! It was really good.

Feeling good about myself today. Hope this continues.

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Day 13:

Can't believe I'm almost halfway! Things have been good. A few days ago I was cravings for cheese and snacking late at night. I went so far as to snack on pickle slices. Something I don't even like a lot. I've gotten better though at limiting snacking and I think things will improve from here. Also I had some bad digestive issues prior whole 30 and after the initial first week I've felt really good stomach wise.

So intake for today.

Meal 1: Three egg cups

Meal 2: Two emergency meatballs, ranch, a few dragon's tongue beans, leftover roasted yellow squash.

Meal 3: Leftover taco meat mixed with guacamole, spinach with ranch dressing and sauerkraut.


I still felt hungry a little later and I hadn't had any starchy veg so ate a sweet potato with coconut butter.

I really do not enjoy coconut butter plain but its good on top of a sweet potato.

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Day 14:

Meal 1: Chorizo sausage, sweet potato and mushroom skillet

Meal 2: Left over skillet dish

Meal 3: (What's planned) Boyfriend and I are making a sausage mushroom and onion pasta sauce to put over zoodles.

Just realized I'm eating sausage three times today.  :o

Hope this isn't terrible. Hopefully tomorrow will mean more variety.

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Day 15:

We went to the zoo and didn't have a cooler or anything and we were there longer than expected so meal 2 isn't the greatest. Overall a good day.

Meal 1: Two eggs scrambled with mushrooms and pepper, slice of prosciutto, banana.

Meal 2: 3/4 of a Key lime pie larabar, 3/4 of an uncured bacon epic bar, shared both with my bf.

Meal 3: Five guys burger in lettuce with grilled onion, green pepper, tomato and mustard. Came home and made sweet potato fries and had them with ranch.

Had an apple at some point as well can't remember when.

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Day 16: 

Holy crap only two more weeks!

I really like how a lot of my old foods like taco salad, crab cakes, tuna salad, mayo, ranch etc I can still eat just a little differently.

Meal 1: Leftovers from friday pasta sauce and zoodles.

Meal 2: Went to whole foods and lucked out there were a few things on the hot bar that were compliant. Had two slices of tortilla espanola, catalan spinach, and roasted veggies. This was so good!

Meal 3: Egg roll in a bowl made with ground pork. This was really good! The sauce was perfect and made it taste very asian. Sweet potato with coconut butter on the side.

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Day 17:

Was really tempted and stepped on the scale. I know I shouldn't have it made me feel discouraged. Putting it into storage for remainder of time.

But the scale doesn't matter because I can fit into pants and shorts that I couldn't for so long. My tummy looks flat and lovely. My boyfriend told me I look skinnier and my digestion problems are pretty much completely gone! I also no longer get random aches and pains.

And I don't feel the need to binge on horrible foods for my body anymore.

Ready to go forward and complete these next thirteen days with a smile on my face.

Meal 1: Slice of breakfast casserole.

Meal 2: Egg roll in a bowl, crispy roasted brussel sprouts, and a spoonful of coconut butter. I needed a healthy fat but I really don't like eating coconut butter straight such a weird texture!

Will update with meal 3 once I eat it.

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Day 18:

Meal 1: Slice of breakfast casserole.

Meal 2: Tuna salad made with apple, chives and homemade mayo. Raw snap peas and cherry tomatoes dipped in homemade ranch.

Meal 3: Five guys burger in lettuce with tomato, grilled onion, and green peppers, that's it fruit bar and handful of pistachios.

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Day 19:

Almost at three weeks!

Meal 1: Egg roll in a bowl. apple.

Meal 2: Breakfast casserole, cashew cookie larabar.

Meal 3: whole30 comfort food: sausage, sweet potato and mushroom skillet.

My dinner today was so good. It's one of my favorite recipes and so easy.

Drinks other than water: unsweetened pure leaf iced tea and bottle of watermelon hint fizz.

I really like hint water and their sparkling water is a lot better than lacroix's way more flavorful. 

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Day 20:

Got a bad headache at work and it just got worse and worse finally went away an hour or so ago.

I think it might have been because I got so little sleep last night.

Meal 1: Slice of egg casserole, 10 oz coffee/criobru blend with 1/4 cup coconut milk.

Meal 2: Tuna salad with mayo, apple and chives, baby carrots and some snap peas about 1.5-2 cups total dipped in homemade mayo mixed with chives.

Also ate some garden salad from a pizza place. My work had pizza and salad brought in. I put my extra mayo on the salad as dressing.

Meal 3: The last of the egg roll in a bowl, half a red pepper raw, and one sweet potato mashed with a little coconut milk, ghee, and coconut butter.

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Day 21:

Meal 1: Egg casserole, left over whole30 skillet dish

Meal 2: Lemon chicken thigh over zoodles with brussel sprouts and mushrooms on the side.

Meal 3: Roast beef slices, carrots and mayo.


Day 22:

Meal 1: Roast beef, freeze dried apples, carrots and mayo

Meal 2: Sashimi lunch platter three slices each salmon, tuna, fluke, octopus and two slices crab with coconut aminos from home.

Cold brew coffee black from local shop.

Snacked on concord grapes from farmers market.

Meal 3 as planned: leftover lemon chicken over zoodles, sweet potato with coconut butter, carrots

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