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Today is my first day on Whole30.  I didn't get overwhelmed with preparation, and slightly fear I didn't prep enough.  But I do have meals fairly well planned for the week.  My biggest concern is getting hungry in the afternoon and not being prepared for those sudden urges.

Day 1:

Breakfast consisted of two eggs with sauted spinach and roasted broccoli and a dash of pepper sauce (made sure there was no sugar although a little pineapple juice).  I bounce between drinking black coffee and having raw sugar/creamer, so having it black today is not a big deal.

Mid-morning had a cutie and will have a cup of green tea.

I have to admit - it is 10:30 am and I am feeling hungry.  This doesn't make a lot of sense to me because this way of eating is not too far from my morning norm.  Although, I didn't eat dinner last night due to a very bad snacking afternoon.  I hope not to crash this afternoon.

Lunch will be oven roasted chicken breast, butternut squash, broccoli - all roasted with garlic olive oil and Himalayan salt and garlic blend.  I was surprised to find my go-to spices have added sugar.  Hopefully the protein will curb my growling tummy.

Afternoon snack will consist of a small apple.

Dinner tonight will be a whole roasted chicken with carrots/potatoes/broccoli.

I am not typically fond of eating a lot of chicken, but that is going to be my staple for this week for lunch.


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You might want more protein in your breakfast -- another egg or some sausage or something. Normally we recommend having as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand, if they're your only protein. You should probably add a little more fat too -- often what you cook in stays in the pan and isn't actually consumed. Add half an avocado, or a handful of olives, or some mayo. Other fat options/serving sizes are listed in the meal template.

If you do need to eat between meals, you'll get the best results if you don't have just fruit. Try to have a combo of protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three. The fruit on its own will cause your blood sugar to rise and then fall, leaving you more hungry and more tired.

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Thank you Shannon, that is a very good tip.  I am use to having "something" with my fruit, but it typically consisted of nuts or cheese.  Since those are out I didn't know what else to add.  Actually, the template has me a little confused still.  It shows a handful of nuts, but wouldn't that be for a reintroduction and continued success period, but not allowed during a reset? 

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