I have been doing Whole30 for three days. I am feeling healthy and proud of myself for having three full days of “wholesome” eating (haha). For breakfasts, Andrew and I have been making frittatas. On the first morning we made a kale, and bacon (I know not the healthiest- but I only ate a sliver) frittata. And on morning two we had leftover sausage, potato, tomato, and onion in our frittata.
For dinners we have been going all out. With the nice weather, we can stay outside and grill up great meals.
On day one, I began by feeling confident about Whole30, and it felt a lot easier than I thought it would. On the first night Andrew and I made a Chimichurri, fried a few plantains, and grilled steak and a piece of corn for me for dinner.
The Chimichurri really complimented the simply spiced steak that Andrew made (he seasoned it with salt and pepper). This is one of the best meals that Andrew and I have ever made together and we will definitely be making it again in the next 30 days.
On day two, I was still feeling pretty strong. I did not have any headaches and I was not feeling tired yet. For dinner, we decided to make our own version of a surf and turf with scallops and chicken thighs. Andrew grilled both the chicken and the scallops. He also grilled corn, and a plantain for sides. This was an amazing meal! The chicken was seasoned with lots of paprika that got crispy on the grill. And the dollop of chimichurri on the scallop, complimented it perfectly! Andrew did good!
One thing I began to notice on Day 2 is that I get hungry shortly after eating dinner. I think this is because my meals have been relatively low carb compared to what I usually eat. I am hoping that as the weeks go on, that starts to subside.
I’ve also decided to add in some light exercise. One goal of mine for the first week was to go on at least a 2 mile walk 3 times this week. I started on Monday (day 2) by going for a 2 mile walk. On day 3, I also started to do a 30 day toned arm challenge with a friend. So lets hope that by the end of this I have sleek arms and feel great from Whole30!
On day 3, I woke up with a headache. From the get go, Day 3 was significantly harder than the days before it. I felt tired, anxious, and headachy. I also began to feel cravings. I started craving Doritos, and chocolate.
Food wise, Andrew and I hit the nail on the head again with dinner. For dinner we ate cajun spiced catfish, linguisa, roasted portabello mushroom, and roasted red pepper. The catfish was just the right amount of spicy and it paired beautifully with the sweetness from the red pepper.
What has really saved me this past three days has been my grill. The grill has allowed us to think outside the box when it comes to meals, which was exactly what I was hoping that Whole30 would push us to do.
I definitely feel the impact of the detoxing from sugar, but I am hoping that will subside by the end of the week.
We are trying a lot of great foods this week! Comment below if you want any recipes or if you have any suggestions about meals for next week, I would really like to try some new things!
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