So I alluded last week that I was doing a version of Whole 30. Mainly, I'm using Whole 30 as the name, but really just cutting out sugar, carbs, and some dairy.
The first week seemed to actually work. I saw a few pounds drop from the scale and felt like I wasn't going to bed so full and sluggish.
It does make grabbing each meal a little tougher. Spending Sunday prepping chicken, boiling eggs, cutting up fruit and vegetables, helped a lot, but it still takes some extra thought.
Breakfasts included a lot of eggs, which I started to really get sick of by the end of the week, but turkey sausages tasted great each morning.
Lunches were often leftovers or a salad with fruit.
I planned out 6 of our 7 dinners (cheated one night while out with my sister), and felt like I cooked a little outside of my comfort level which was fun too.
Monday - BLT with smashed potatoes (above in pic grid)
Tuesday - Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
first time using cauliflower rice and they were awesome!
Wednesday - Oven Fajitas
Thursday - Pesto Spaghetti Squash
This was my own concoction and it turned out awesome! Spaghetti squash, pesto, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, Italian chicken sausage, and feta cheese (*oops!)
Friday - Jalapeno Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries
I also have a month at Core Power yoga, so I'm really hoping the combination has me seeing some results and feeling good.