So here's how the Whole 30 has been going for me so far. I figured I'll try and do these posts in regular intervals.
Well day one was always going to be he hardest! Breakfast was beef mince with veggies , and I was already hungry by about 9am. Not a good start! Lunch was a chicken salad with half a sweet potato. Yet again I was pretty hungry about two hours later, and dinner couldn't come fast enough! The first day was pretty hard in that I was feeling hungry, and felt that my energy levels were really low. I put this down to not eating enough, so over the net few days I worked on upping my portions to keep me satiated.. Dinner was a salmon topped with hazelnuts and veggies. And I also ate a satsuma when I went to Tesco to do the food shop. When we returned I had a chopped apple with almond butter which went unpictured.
Breakfast was turkey breast mince with veggies, and lunch was leftover salmon from the night before. They did a better job at keeping me full than the day before, but didn't quite stretch far enough. Dinner was slow cooked beef stew which I'd made on Sunday and frozen: very yummy it was too!
Breakfast on Wednesday was so good! Thin cut beef strips with two fried eggs, and brocccoli with toasted slivered almonds. Made it till lunch time without being hungry too! Lunch was the same as breakfast the previous day, but with the addition of a boiled egg. I did end up having an afternoon snack as I got home later than I had hoped, and Iestyn wasn't going to be home till later on, and I was hangry! I had a chopped apple with almond butter alongside some peppered nuts. Dinner was steak with mushrooms and fried onions and a dollop of mustard. My fuzzy head was starting to disappear and my sugar cravings were starting to appear by Wednesday too.
Day 4 is when I was starting to get into my groove. I felt like I was figuring out my portion sizes and ratios so that I was satisfied all day: plus all meas were yummy! Breakfast was an omelet stuffed with broccoli and flaked almonds. Lunch was shredded pulled pork which I'd made in the slow cooker over night, with salad with half a small avocado. When I returned home I made cracking with the fat from the pork which was lovely, although I ate a bit too much and then couldn't finish my dinner of lamb burger with sweet potato chips and cabbage.
Scrambled eggs with almond butter and a sliced apple might be my new favourite breakfast. I was working at an event all morning and ate a satsuma on the way back to the office. Lunch was leftover lamb burger from the night before. While cooking dinner I ate more of the crackling that was left, but made sure not to over do it as I knew dinner was going to be amazing! Dinner was more pulled pork with added coriander and black olives, and I roasted a tray of veggies too. By day five I was feeling fabulous: full of energy, no food cravings, and constantly satisfied.
As I've mentioned I've been trying lean more towards three meals a day rather than my usual three meals and 2-3 snacks. What works for you?