Good Morning! This post is a bit hard to type today. If you follow me on Instagram then you know I had a bit of an accident yesterday with an avocado and a knife. I’ll let you use your imagination with that one. Also, I’m kind of sad that avocados betrayed me!! For today’s post I will be talking all about my overall experience with Whole 30. I’ve been done with Whole 30 for a little over a week! I got a lot of questions over the course of it so I figured I could answer them all now! Btw totally had that burger without the bun and yes the one with the cheese is my boyfriends. 🙂
WHOLE 30 EXPERIENCE
I mentioned before that I’ve done Whole 30 so I kind of already knew what to expect as far as the Whole 30 experience. I’m not going to say it’s hard but I will say it’s challenging. If you’ve never done it be ready to cook! Yes you can find some Whole 30 foods at restaurants but with asking all the questions and really getting into the nitty gritty is a bit much for me. I ate out maybe once a week and it was always on the weekend. I didn’t really have a social life because that would require eating at restaurants that might not be Whole 30. Luckily since I’m home at 5 usually everyday it was easy to cook dinner. Lunch was usually leftovers and breakfast was always eggs and chicken sausage. It gets old but it does the job.
I love doing Whole 30 because it’s the best reset for your body. After you are done you can slowly start adding in foods like dairy, sugar, alcohols etc. but not all at once. Have them at a modest amount and see the way your body reacts to it. Immediately I went back to cheese (because hello!?) and I noticed how bloated I get eating it. Yes, I probably shouldn’t continue to eating it but I just try to have it less often that maybe I was before Whole 30. I did lose 6 pounds without doing consistent workouts. I’m sure if I was more consistent I would have lost more but this was about resetting my body more than losing weight.
1: What do you eat when you have no idea what to eat?
Eggs! Probably not the answer many were looking for but they are so easy to make and you can make them tons of ways that they were my go to.
2: Where do you get ideas for dinner?
Of course, all of my inspiration comes from Pinterest. I’m not a chef so sometimes I do like to just throw things together and hope that it turns out great and luckily not complaints. I do have a Whole 30 Pinterest board so follow it here if you are interested: https://www.pinterest.com/lovelysilvia1/whole30-challenge/
3: Where do you go eat out for Whole 30?
I’ve gone to True Food Kitchen, Elevation Burger, Shake Shack, and Mediterranean restaurants. The best thing to do is research before you go out. The Whole 30 message boards also have tons of information and help.
4: What was the worst part of Whole 30?
Social life. If you love going out to dinners, brunches, drinks, etc it becomes very difficult. This doesn’t mean it isn’t doable but you have to do homework before or change up your usual spots. For example, since Friday nights are usually date night we would eat at one of the Whole 30 approved restaurants I listed and then instead of drinks we had to figure out activities. We did Dave & Busters, Mini golf, movies, at home karaoke and board games. It’s all about fun anyways right?
5: How do you stay motivated?
Just keep all the junk out and make sure everyone around you knows. My boyfriend was kind of enough to do Whole 30 with me most of the time so it was easy to not eat something I wasn’t supposed to. Plus after about a week and a half cutting out the foods isn’t hard. Time goes by a lot faster than you think.
6: Where do you grocery shop?
I shop at my local grocery stores like HEB, Kroger, as well as Trader Joe’s. When I did Whole 30 last time I went to a local farmers market which is so fun and of course makes it more exciting to cook!
7: Would you do it again?
Of course!! My body feels a lot better and even if I have a glass of wine or some cheese here or there I’ve learned that I can live without it. Truly my appetite has changed for the better and I try to be conscious of what I eat because I love the way I feel now.
8: Must have foods during Whole 30?
Avocados (even though they betrayed me), sweet potatoes, eggs, ground turkey, sparkling water, acai bowls, unsweetened coconut pops. I make the pops so if you want a recipe let me know!
Okay guys hope I answered your questions and if you have any more please don’t hesitate to ask! Are you willing to try Whole 30 now?