May 28, 2013

Day 1 of Whole 30

Don’t worry I am not going to give you a day by day play, as I am just not that interesting, but since yesterday was day one I thought I would share what I ate and my first experiences and thoughts on the program.
I woke up feeling good, since I already wrote up a day by day menu plan I knew I would be having a banana *pancake* and a smoothie for breakfast. I’m normally a moody eater, but it was nice to not have to make a decision and just follow my menu. The pancake was simply 2 mashed bananas, 2 eggs, and about 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. The recipe asked for almond butter but I wasn’t able to find any that did not have sugar added to them, and I didn’t feel like making my own. I actually think I liked the walnuts better since it gave it some more texture. I used a bag of frozen organic fruit with almond milk for the smoothie and I wasn’t that impressed with it. It didn’t taste very fruity and more just watered down.

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Once lunch rolled around I was in a little bit of trouble. I didn’t really plan lunches that well and counted on mainly eating leftovers, and since it was day 1 there were no leftovers yet. Luckily I did buy some mahi mahi that I seasoned, covered in lemon slices and baked. It was okay but I am honestly not a big fish fan so I didn’t love it. Next time I think I will grill it and I am sure I will like it much better. I really should have had a vegetable as side, but I am not a huge raw vegetable fan and didn’t really have the time to roast any so I had some fresh pineapple and strawberries instead. I love fresh pineapple, but I have to be careful not to eat too much or the acid in it make the inside of my mouth raw!

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A couple hours after lunch I ran into a little problem. The program says to try to not snack, but around 3 I was so hungry so I had a handful of cashews and a few grapes. I’m not really a 3 meals a day kind of person because I don’t normally eat big meals. I seem to get full pretty fast, but then I get hungry again pretty quickly as well. Luckily my little snack got me through till dinner. For dinner we had a simple taco salad. I made the seasoning from various spices in my pantry, added it to my meat, put that on top of some baby spinach, top with guacamole and dinner is served. 

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Please don’t mind the mess. I started eating it before I took the pic.
After dinner I found myself hungry again, and I knew that there were some Mounds ice cream bars in the freezer in the garage. Luckily I had the will power to grab some apples from the fridge instead. So all in all I feel it was a successful day. I’m not sure I will be able to make it without snacks, and honestly I’m not sure I even want to, but other then that the program feels doable.

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