I haven't been photographing food, but it's been pretty awesome -- both to look at and to eat. I feel like I'm eating well so far. Eating out over the weekend was harder. Our goal has been to observe the spirit of the diet, but not interrogate our waitress about the ingredient list.
Great energy levels and very little urge to snack between meals -- since this was one of the main goals I had in starting Whole30, I feel like it's a win so far.
I don't seem to have the crazy week 1 Whole30 moods
, maybe because it's not a huge departure from how I was eating before? We'll see how week 2 plays out.
Day 1 (Monday, June 10):
Breakfast: Broccoli, green beans and garlic sauteed in coconut oil, 2 eggs cooked in ghee, black coffee
Lunch: Taco salad (big bowl of spinach, ground pork with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, and a big scoop of homemade guacamole)
Dinner: Grilled hamburgers, summer squash, sweet potato with ghee
Breakfast: 2-egg omelet cooked in ghee with turkey, broccoli, green beans and garlic, black coffee
During run: 5 dates, water
Post-workout: Hard boiled egg, banana, black coffee
Lunch: Salad with turkey, 1/2 avocado, tomato, and a hard boiled egg, with homemade vinaigrette dressing, then an apple and 2 carrots dipped in almond butter
Snack: Macadamia nuts, coconut flakes
Dinner: Roasted chicken, cabbage sauteed in chicken drippings, and a big salad with avocado and tomato, with homemade vinaigrette dressing
Ran 8.3 miles. Fueling felt fine with eating dates. No GI problems. It is a pleasant surprise how little I want to snack -- I have felt pretty full between meals.
Breakfast: Steamed broccoli, 1 egg cooked in ghee with Mean Green hot sauce
, black coffee
Lunch: Salad with turkey, 1/2 avocado, tomato, and a hard boiled egg, with homemade vinaigrette dressing, then 2 carrots dipped in almond butter and 2 carrots plain
Snack: Sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, black coffee
Dinner: Salmon roasted in ghee, broccoli, big salad with avocado and tomato
Breakfast: Steamed broccoli, 1 egg + 1 egg white (left over from making mayo) cooked in ghee with hot sauce, black coffee
Post-workout: Omelet with kalamata olives, kale and carrots with tahini on top, 1/2 sweet potato, black coffee
Lunch: Chicken salad (leftover chicken, homemade mayo, almonds, capers, lemon juice) with lots of greens and tomato, 2 carrots dipped in almond butter
Snack: Sunflower seeds, coconut flakes
Dinner: Polish sausage, sauerkraut, 1/2 sweet potato
After-dinner treat: Blueberries, coconut flakes, almonds and walnuts
Ran 7.1 miles. I didn't eat anything on the run and was fine for the first hour, a little tired for the last 15 min. Overall, though, I'm pleasantly surprised that I don't seem to be any more prone to bonking than I was when eating more carbs.
The omelet was at my favorite restaurant, the Seward Cafe
. Being a mostly-vegetarian place, the main Whole30-compliant items on the menu are omelets and stir fry. The omelet was great (especially the olives), and asking for tahini instead of toast was brilliant. Yum.
I was hungry by dinnertime! Then, after kid bedtime, still wanted a bite of something. (I wanted dark chocolate, but blueberries and nuts were pretty satisfying).
I am developing a little acne, which is seldom a problem for me. It's a little annoying.
Breakfast: Steamed broccoli, a little ground beef and 1 egg cooked in ghee with smoked paprika, black coffee
Snack: Apple, macadamia nuts, black coffee
Lunch: Chicken salad (leftover chicken, homemade mayo, almonds, capers, lemon juice) with lots of greens, avocado, and tomato
Snack: Banana with almond butter
Dinner: Pork shank osso bucco (from this recipe
, but chicken stock instead of white wine) over sauteed green cabbage. YUM.
Odd, vivid dreams, but not about food.
Breakfast: A little ground beef, 1 egg cooked in ghee with smoked paprika, 1/2 sweet potato, 1/2 avocado, black coffee
During run: 8-10 dates, 1 Larabar, 6 S-Caps, water
Post-workout: Omelet with kalamata olives, kale and tomato with tahini on top, 1/2 sweet potato, black coffee
Lunch: Left over pork osso bucco and sauteed green cabbage
Dinner: Went out to Brasa
. Paleo heaven: Rotisserie chicken, pulled pork, collards with smoked chicken, sweet potatoes with andoille, creamed spinach (yes, this was off the Whole30), and fried plantains. Unsweetened iced tea. Serious YUM. Herbal tea later.
Ran 15.5 hilly trail miles in muggy weather. Awesome, consistent energy throughout run but I was spent by the end. For longer runs I think I need something with protein. First time using S-Caps instead of Nuun; it seemed to work fine.
Breakfast: 1 egg cooked in ghee with hot sauce, broccoli, 1/2 avocado, black coffee
Post-workout: 1 egg in ghee with jalapenos, 1 banana and almond butter, a few blueberries
Lunch: Salad with tomato, avocado, sauerkraut and canned tuna ("Tunakraut salad"). Surprisingly good, if a bit random
Dinner: Out to Five Guys. Had a burger bowl with lettuce, tomato, fried mushrooms and onions, jalapenos, and mustard. Oops, I also had a few peanuts and a few fries. Honestly, eating out, when you're hungry, is difficult.
After dinner: 2 carrots, handful of sunflower seeds, coconut flakes.
Ran 5.6 slow hilly miles.