Whole30 – Day 7

Today was good, lunch was a little light but hubby had dinner started by the time I got home, so there was that.

Breakfast – 2 scrambled eggs, home-made salsa and black coffee.

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Lunch – Leftover egg salad (eggs, avocado, and chicken) and greens salad with radishes and green bell peppers.

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Dinner – cabbage steaks rubbed with olive oil and drowned in garlic with home smoked pork.


As always almonds and fresh green beans for a snack and club soda with fresh orange slices.

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Whole30 – Day 6

I actually got all three of my meals in today….YEA! I made my calorie count and had some delicious food with dinner leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Breakfast – 2 scrambled eggs with home-made salsa and black coffee.

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Lunch – organic spring salad mix with radishes, green bell pepper, and Asian chopped salad blend. Protein was home smoked pork shoulder.


Snacks – natural almonds with green beans.


Dinner – egg salad with avocado and smoked chicken.


Lastly a nice water spruce up – club soda with orange and lime slices.


Whole30 – Day 5

So toady started good was bumpy in the middle and ended well. I’m still under eating my calories, but am unsure how to solve that. I’m not hungry and I don’t want to stuff myself. I’m thinking that when I start back with the running and body weight exercise my needs for calories will increase thus so will my intake.

Breakfast – same solid staple: 2 scrambled eggs, home-made salsa, and black coffee.


Lunch – yea and no. Called in to a surprise meeting late in the afternoon. By the time I got back to the office it was time to head home and prep dinner. Thank God for healthy snacks, water, and good advice from my bestie. “Have almonds on your person at all times!”

Daily Snacks – 2 oz natural almonds and green beans.


Dinner – home-smoked pork shoulder and pan cooked asparagus in olive oil.

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Whole30 – Day 4

So this is my first day back to work and doing Whole30. I spent much of the weekend prepping to ensure I had enough to eat during the day. All I have to do in the mornings is make coffee while I refill my water bottle and grab everything from the fridge.

Breakfast was 2 scrambled eggs with home-made salsa and black coffee.

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Lunch was a salad with fresh green bell peppers and radishes. Protein was smoked chicken rubbed with Old Bay.

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Daily snacks fresh green beans and natural almonds!!!


Dinner…ya that stuff you eat in the evenings. Did not even happen. At 5:00 pm I fell asleep on the couch until 9:00 pm, when the movie Chuck was watching woke me up. I then moved to the bed…so nope no dinner.


Whole30 – Day 3

Today was a challenge. On Sunday’s we rotate what my family calls “Sunday Dinner”. Today’s dinner was at my Mom’s house. I told her in advance that I was doing Whole30 and briefly explained what it was. To which I got the following “what can you eat?”. Lots…just not fried chicken and potato salad. So she grilled me some chicken, saved me an hard-boiled egg, and cut me some raw veggies. I brought a bag of steamable veggies and lunched turned out well.


Again I did not get out of bed until noon and Sunday Dinner was at 1:00 pm. So actual dinner came around 8:00 pm and was home smoked pork shoulder and scrambled eggs. We used a home-made spice rub on the pork to ensure no extra sugar.


Whole30 – Day 2

Day two was pretty great for a weekend. No over eating and no eating out. Also, no wine which is a biggie on the weekends in my household.

For breakfast I had two scrambled eggs with home-made salsa and black coffee. I call this breakfast, but I did not get up until 11 and did not eat to close to noon.


For lunch I had the last of the rotisserie chicken, almonds, and fresh green beans. This was more of a lunch/dinner combo.


Whole30 – Day 1

Day one was a little rough. After waking up way late (like 2:00 pm) because we were up all night playing video games. I had to run to the store to buy food


Once I purged my entire house (pantry and freezer) it was really late. I made salsa and had rotisserie chicken for dinner.


Lastly, I went to bed (way too late again) with a headache from eating too little and not drinking enough water. I did manage to eat a half a bag of almonds while paying video games. Not Smart!!!


Whole30…What is it?

I’m doing the Whole 30 challenge , with my bestie, starting yesterday. Below are some details on the program. I’m going to blog about my meals daily from here. For more information go directly to their site http://whole30.com/.


What is the Whole30?

Established by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (of Whole9) in April 2009, the Whole30® is our original nutritional program designed to change your life in 30 days. Think of it as a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.

Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat—even the “healthy” stuff.

So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you? Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.

Whole30 Benefits

The most important reason to keep reading? This will change your life.

We cannot possibly put enough emphasis on this simple fact—the next 30 days will change your life. It will change the way you think about food, it will change your tastes, it will change your habits and your cravings. It could, quite possibly, change the emotional relationship you have with food, and with your body. It has the potential to change the way you eat for the rest of your life. We know this because we did it, and tens of thousands of people have done it since, and it changed our lives (and their lives) in a very permanent fashion.

The physical benefits of the Whole30 are profound. More than 95% of participants lose weight and improve their body composition, without counting or restricting calories. Also commonly reported: consistently high energy levels, improved athletic performance, better sleep, improved focus and mental clarity, and a sunnier disposition. (Yes, more than a few Whole30 graduates said they felt “strangely happy” during and after their program.)

The psychological benefits of the Whole30 may be even more dramatic. Through the program, participants report effectively changing long-standing, unhealthy habits related to food, developing a healthier body image, and a dramatic reduction or elimination of cravings, particularly for sugar and carbohydrates. The words so many Whole30 participants use to describe this place? “Food freedom.”

Finally, testimonials from thousands of Whole30 participants document the improvement or “cure” of any number of lifestyle-related diseases and conditions.

high blood pressure • high cholesterol • type 1 diabetes • type 2 diabetes • asthma • allergies • sinus infections • hives • skin conditions • endometriosis • PCOS • infertility • migraines • depression • bipolar disorder • heartburn • GERD • arthritis • joint pain • ADD • thyroid dysfunction • Lyme disease • fibromyalgia • chronic fatigue • lupus • leaky gut syndrome • Crohn’s • IBS • Celiac disease • diverticulitis • ulcerative colitis

We’ve also read some stories that can only be described as miracles, like Jessica’s trichotillomania, Jeremiah’s type 1 diabetes, Summer’s juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and these 100 pound weight loss stories.

One Person at a Time

We believe that vibrant health and quality of life should be accessible to all, not just those who can afford a personal nutritionist or expensive meal plan. Since day one, the Whole30 program rules and a huge number of resources have been available for free on our website.  (We’ll introduce them in the next steps.) Our program will always be free, so that we can reach (and help) as many people as possible.

However, we encourage all of you to explore the roots, goals, and spirit of the program in more detail. We discuss the program’s scientific background, psychology, meal planning, and success strategies in our New York Times bestselling book, It Starts With Food, available at all major retailers.