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I am on Day One of my first Whole30. I am probably the pickiest adult eater that I know. My diet before this point has been pretty terrible, with lots of sugar and processed foods. I made a frittata last night to eat for breakfast this morning (decided to just follow the sample Week 1 plan from the book), but could not get down more than a few bites without gagging. I am really not a fan of eggs (I know, that's a little problematic with this particular program), and I usually don't eat breakfast. I think the combination of those two things made me feel a little gross when I tried to eat the frittata. I'm not sure what to do! I had a banana this morning and am just going to hold out until lunch (protein salad), but I'm wondering if I'm setting myself up for failure by having such an incomplete breakfast on day 1. Any advice?

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I don't really have a good answer for you (I'll let one of the mods come in with a great answer), but wanted to share my meal 1 experience with you. I used to eat breakfast, but late, several hours after I woke up (think up at 5:30am and having breakfast at 8:30am at the earliest). The idea of eating a complete meal within an hour of waking up made me nauseous starting the Whole30. Day 1 was okay, I think because I was excited. Days 2 through, like 7 or 8, I would force myself to eat within that hour, but it always was smaller than what a template meal should be. It's Day 11 for me right now and, while my meal 1 was still small (I should be having 3 or 4 eggs as my protein, but had 2 and a little bit of pork instead), it went down without a fight. I've been getting hungry for meal 2 a little bit before the 4 hour mark, so I know I need more food in meal 1. 

 

I'm planning to add just a little bit more to my meal 1 each day until I get to a full template meal. 

 

Might be rough for a little while in the mornings, but it'll get better  :)

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You can successfully complete a Whole30 without eating a single egg.  Countless people have done so.

 

If you don't like eggs, don't eat them. There are plenty of other protein options available.

If you haven't been a breakfast eater beforehand, think about it as meal 1. For best results, get protein, veg and fat in within 1 hour of waking.  Start with a palm sized portion of protein, 1 cup of veggies and a fat. Work your way around the plate.  If you have leftovers, wrap the plate and have the rest when you feel hungry again. Work your way up gradually until this meal satiates you for 4-5 hours.

 

You'll get there.

Try avoid eating fruit by itself, as that can cause the sugar dragon to rear its head.

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. I am really not a fan of eggs (I know, that's a little problematic with this particular program), and I usually don't eat breakfast. I think the combination of those two things made me feel a little gross when I tried to eat the frittata. 

 

That, and the fact that it was a *leftover* fritatta.  Even reheated, I don't think it would compare to a morning-of version.  If you're pressed for time, you can eat other foods that aren't traditionally associated with "breakfast".  You'll see a lot of people refer to "meal 1, 2, and 3" vs. breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Because when eating Whole30-style, all the foods are fair game all the time.

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I'm wondering if I'm setting myself up for failure by having such an incomplete breakfast on day 1. Any advice?

 

I find it much harder to get through the day if I skip meals (a banana is a long way from a meal, being mostly fructose and glucose. Breakfasts can be hard if you're not a usual breakfast eater but it really does get better over time.

 

I used to be a regular breakfast skipper and I most like non-breakfast things for breakfast now :) Sometimes I'm in the mood for eggs, but often I have no egg at all.

 

If you drink coffee, save it until after you've eaten a meal, it can make it harder to eat in the morning.

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