you_surname Posted February 25, 2013 Share Posted February 25, 2013 Today is the very first day of my very first Whole 30. My main motivation is to learn more about my body and how nutrition impacts it. If my body composition improves during the course of this experiment, you won't hear me complain. But I'm most interested in paying close attention how my body responds when I nourish it much more mindfully than usual. I'm confident that I can stay both on-track and happy with a plan like this: Sunday: Cook a big batch of frittata (for breakfast throughout the week), soup and meatloaf/meatballs/larb (for lunch throughout the week) Monday: Grill fish and veggies for dinner Tuesday: Crock pot meat and veggies for dinner Wednesday: Stir-fry for dinner Thursday: Big-ass salad for dinner Friday and Saturday: Take it easy and enjoy leftovers. If we run out, either cook at home, or call ahead to one of our favorite restaurants. Most of the recipes I'll use will come from these cookbooks (removing or substituting non-compliant ingredients, of course): "150 Best Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and More Slow Cooker Recipes" by Sunil Vijakayar "Stir Frying To the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories" by Grace Young "Primal Blueprint: Quick and Easy Meals" by Mark Sisson & Jennifer Meier Each day before going to bed, I'll prepare veggies and any pre- and post-workout snacks I'll need for the day ahead. I very, very rarely get bored with leftovers, but in case I do, there's an emergency stash of on-plan deliciousness in the freezer. So, yeah. I'm ready to rock n' roll! Here's where I might run into some challenges. My significant other and I live together. He knows this experiment is important to me and is 100% supportive of me trying it out. At the same time, he is 0% interested in joining me on this particular adventure. If the going gets tough, I might need to turn to you guys for a pep talk. And here's my journal entry for the day: What I did on Day 1 Meal 1: Smoky turkey meatloaf, just-harvested carrots, coffee with lite coconut milk Pre-workout snack: Filberts, coffee with lite coconut milk Workout: Jog/brisk walk intervals for about 20 minutes at the park Post-workout snack: Roasted pumpkin Meal 2: Not hungry Meal 3: Slow-cooked Sindhi Beef Curry with half an avocado and LOTS of raw broccolini What I noticed on Day 1 I was famished right before dinner. In the future when I don't feel hungry, I'll have a light snack instead of skipping a meal entirely. Today I drank about 120 oz of water, tea and coffee throughout the day. Over time I'd like to reduce my caffeine intake, but for now my focus is on getting the food part dialed in. Right now I feel full, relaxed and ready to welcome Day 2. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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