Today, I wanted to lay out everything so you can see exactly what I'm doing. I am still figuring this out and learning along the way but I am all for sharing what's working so far. I am not counting calories. I am eating real foods to heal my body. The weight loss is happening as a side effect (but I am still thrilled). I may be doing it a little wrong according to some Whole 30 gurus. This is what's working for me and I will learn as I go.
Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs and Watermelon
Lunch - Salad with shredded baked Chicken, olive oil and vinegar, salt, and veggie mixture (bell peppers, carrots, whatever else sounds awesome)
Dinner - Sausage and Peppers (Basically I threw smoked sausage, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes in the crockpot and cooked it on low all day... It was fabulous! One of my Zumba® Divas gave me the idea.)
Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs and Cantaloupe
Lunch - Salad with Smoked Salmon just like the salad from Friday. I added sunflower seeds too. It was pretty good!
Dinner - Grilled burgers (no bun), grilled turkey sausage, and veggies (squash, zucchini, onions)
Breakfast - Fruit Plate (apples, banana, whatever sounded good)
Lunch - Leftovers from the dinner before and a side salad.
Dinner - Baked Ham, steamed broccoli, and sauteed mushrooms
Breakfast - More Fruit.... I've been on a serious fruit kick. Smoked Salmon.
Lunch - Leftovers from the night before.
Dinner - Baked Chicken with Peppers and Onions, Steamed Cauliflower and Squash.
Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs with Bell Peppers, Sliced Tomatoes, and Avocado
Lunch - My family went to our favorite Mexican restaurant. I ordered Chicken and Shrimp Fajitas with no seasonings and no sides. Basically they grilled me up chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, peppers, and tomatoes. It was excellent!
Dinner - The other half of my family got together for dinner. We grabbed a rotisserie chicken and I ate the white meat without skin and fatty parts on top of a big salad.
This is a very simplistic, basic menu. I know that I will branch out now, but I wanted to get the hang of this first. I admit that I was very satisfied with the amount of food I was eating. I didn't feel sluggish during my workouts. I did snack on a hand full of nuts or fruit before classes and there were no energy issues at all.
I can definitely see some changes in my body. Around the fourth day, I noticed I was not as stiff in the mornings. I have three bulging discs in my lower back. Each morning my back is tight and as I move around throughout the day it loosens up. For the past two mornings, I have been able to cross my legs and bend to put my socks on. That's actually pretty awesome!
I noticed that my forehead has broken out in the past 24 hours. I read somewhere that when your body is detoxing, it will show there. Supposedly I will see clearer skin after we get through this phase.
The only tough time I've had is when my family ate potato salad with the rotisserie chicken. I love potato salad and it was tough saying no. I do miss my amped up coffee. I would drink 6 cups of coffee per day with milk and Splenda. Now, I'm pretty much drinking 1 to 2 cups with nothing. That is just plain sad. At the end of the 30 days, that's probably what I am going back to first. I know it's awful, but it makes my life happier. Seriously.
My grocery bill for the week has reduced drastically too! We have spent about $110 at ALDI to eat better. Crazy, right?! Fresh fruits, lots of veggies, and lean meat. Throw in some good fats (like avocado) and you've got it. It doesn't have to be complicated, expensive, and time consuming.
I am drinking my water like crazy! I carry around a bottle with sliced apples and a cinnamon stick and chug that stuff all day long. It does make a difference and you will see results.
For the free advice... Here's the Whole 30 Shopping List. Everything on here is okay to get started. Mix and match whatever, but stick to the list!
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What questions can I tackle next? Anyone want to jump in and try this with me?