Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Whole 30 day 1




I began the Whole30 yesterday. It was a bit of a sudden and unplanned start as I had been thinking I would so it in a few months, but suddenly got the urge to start now. So I did.

I got through the day no problems at all. There was a bit of a craving for chocolate around 3pm, but I drank a pint of water instead and forgot about it quite quickly. I wasn't particularly creative or inventive food wise though - nothing I would want to take photos of and show you. I had eggs for breakfast, with some green beans (I know -that's odd, I really wanted asparagus but we hadn't got the shopping yet and there were loads of beans in the fridge). It didn't break the rules but it was hardly a meal to inspire the next generation of Whole30 goers!

For lunch I had a lovely salad, of spinach, rocket, watercress, avocado, grated carrot, tomatoes, spring onion, celery, some cooked bacon bits (again clearing out the fridge) and a few seeds. With a balsamic mustard and olive oil dressing - maybe that would have been worth a photo.

My son (BB) was/is ill - I think he has chicken pox. So yesterday afternoon was hard going. He was really clingy and I couldn't get much done. I ended up doing one of those mum meals that I do often out of necessity - something that you can just put in the oven and leave. So we had chicken breast cooked in a sauce of coconut milk and mustard, and some roast vegetables (sweet potato, courgette, carrot, onion and parsnip) and a couple of sprigs of steamed broccoli. It tasted good and was satisfying, but I went to bed thinking I really need to get better at this. More planning would help I think.

The lack of planning has also lead to an odd breakfast - the left over chicken breast and some fruit that my son left from his breakfast. So - some meal planning today!

On the whole I am pleased though. I stuck to the rules at least and it wasn't so bad. I was very tired and went to bed at 7.30pm when my son did. I am guessing the tiredness was partly from from the carb withdrawal, but also from being up since before 5am and having a demanding sick toddler to deal with all day.  

I feel good so far today. Now for some meal planning. I think I am going to make a version of this, minus the parmesan of course (though BB can have that added at the end), and I have organic pork mince this time not sausage meat. I have now bought a Julienne Peeler so I can try out some zucchini pasta for me, but will cook wheat pasta for BB.

I have also found a couple of brilliant blogs with great ideas nomnompaleo and change of pace. Fingers crossed I get a chance to look at them today.

I am going to try and publish and photograph at least one meal a day, just because I think it will give me more incentive to make it really nice. There will also be a record of my progress. Perhaps by the time I do my second I will be getting good at it!

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