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Whole30, Day 1

Saturday, August 09, 2014

I don't usually follow diet plans because I can't stick with them. I prefer a variety of foods. But I decided to try Whole30 for a couple of reasons: some Sparkfriends have had good results with it, and I can't seem to lose any more weight doing what I'm doing. Time to shake things up!

Whole30 is just a 30-day commitment to eat whole foods, nothing processed or artificial. Here's basically what you CAN'T have:

*sugar or any type of sweetener, real or artificial
* wheat, grains, legumes, soy in any form
* dairy of any kind
* any product that contains any of the above

Yesterday was my first day and it went really well. I had absolutely NO cravings and was not hungry between meals or after dinner, which is amazing for me.

This was my menu:

Breakfast - 2 egg omelet with spinach, mushrooms, onion. 1 cup watermelon

Lunch - 2 tbl. almond butter on celery, 2 cups watermelon, a few baby carrots

Dinner - side salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (yuck), 4oz. Laura's lean beef patty wrapped in lettuce with tomato, pickle, onion and mustard; 2-3 cups yellow squash cooked with onion in olive oil, a few homemade sweet potato fries.

I actually MADE compliant mayonnaise yesterday, it was a SNAP! I will use it today in tuna salad for lunch.

I eat a lot of salads but am not a fan of oil-and-vinegar dressing, so I will make an Avocado Ranch dressing today. My last challenge will be to make ketchup. I love the stuff but it is LOADED with sugar or corn syrup.

The entire Whole30 will be an interesting experiment because it is the antithesis of my normal diet, which is heavy on dairy, reduced-fat/no fat processed foods, and includes limited animal protein.

I'm going to give it a whirl!

Have a great Saturday, Sparkfriends, and keep it fresh!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUGAR0814 8/9/2014 10:29PM

    Good luck with this diet. emoticon emoticon

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AJDOVER1 8/9/2014 8:32PM

    Sounds like a great plan! I use tahini sauce as a salad dressing -- I imagine that's Whole30 compliant. Best wishes in finding a ketchup recipe, I'm sure you can just google it and find one sweetened with dates (is apple cider vinegar allowed?).

Let us know how it goes!

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JPANNELL0 8/9/2014 1:08PM

    Sounds like you had a great start! You may want to try the creamy balsamic dressing in Spark Recipes. It's thick and yummy!


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KANOE10 8/9/2014 10:42AM

    Sounds like healthy eating to me. Good luck with the new plan!

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NANCY- 8/9/2014 10:08AM

    Congrats on emoticon
What a wonderful adventure. Thank you so much for sharing. You have piqued my interest.

You've got this!!!
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DAISYBELL6 8/9/2014 9:15AM

    Good for you! I'm on day 22 and feeling great without any cravings

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JKPONYGIRL 8/9/2014 9:10AM

dressings, mayo and ketchup from your own kitchen! how wonderful!

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    I'm glad day 1 went well - have a good weekend

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    Your menu sounded really tasty which I think is a key ingredient in eating this way.


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JLOVESDOGS 8/9/2014 8:34AM

    emoticon Nanette!!!! This is such a change for you but you can do it! Looking forward to reading your blogs. We can keep each other honest and on track, emoticon

Let me know how that avocado ranch dressing turns out. Sounds delicious!


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MEADSBAY 8/9/2014 8:21AM

    The mayo recipe looks so easy!
Good luck with the Whole 30.
I am very interested in how you do with it.

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KALISWALKER 8/9/2014 7:55AM

    Good for you, it seems to be a good diet. I will follow your blogs and see how you do. I need to find a book and read more about it and give it a try.

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