Whole30 Check-in {Week 1}

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Whew! This week has been busy, busy with trying to get back into our routine. Shane and I are almost one full week into our Whole30, and the girls into their no sugar.

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We’ve had lots of discussions about what contains sugar (everything under the sun, it seems! ha!), and what does not.

We’ve spent quite a bit on groceries.

We’ve had a few reminders about focusing on what we can eat, rather than what we cannot. And Shane realized that he would be drinking his coffee black (no milk) and his green tea minus the honey. I’ve told him a few times that he could do what he wanted, and if he wanted to jump ship, it was okay! The Whole30 wasn’t meant to be problematic, but simply a reset of both mind and body. {Honestly, he decided to do this with me at the last minute. I’d explained it to him, but he still wasn’t sure about what to expect.} He says he is completely on board, and even managed to enjoy his tea without honey.

My only issue this week has been not being hungry. The last time I did a Whole30 I was always hungry when meal time came – and many times before it was time to eat (I was nursing every two hours at the time, so that was a big contribution to my hunger). I’m not craving anything this time except water. I’m still eating, of course, but only because it is time to eat, not because my stomach is growling. Shane, on the other hand, is very hungry when meal time comes!

Whole30 Week 1 Update | AmyLovesIt.com Cam loves his fried eggs!

Our breakfasts have been fried eggs and sautéed veggies, mainly onions, bell peppers, spinach, and squash. Lunches have been soups or salads with sautéed veggies. We’ve stuck to simple meals of meat and veggies, with a mix of avocados, fruit, and/or cashews on the side. I’ve made homemade macaroni and cheese for the girls, but for the most part, they’ve eaten what Shane and I have.

One day we had a true smorgasbord for lunch: it was a mix of leftovers including stew, chicken noodle soup, pork chops, tilapia, veggies, and more. It was pretty funny, but it was a fantastic way to make room in the fridge for more food.

At the end of our first week, both Shane and I are doing well. So far, so good.


    • says

      Thank you for your encouragement, Brenda! Whole30 is basically hard-core Paleo: no beans, no grains, no sugar, no dairy for 30 days. I’m doing it to “reset” my mind and body. I will slowly reintroduce the above foods (maybe not sugar) at the end of the 30 days to see if they bother me, or cause any problems. 🙂


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