I am now on Day 7 of my Whole30! Honestly, it has been a long 7 days. I would be lying if I said it was going by quickly.
I will break down the Pros and Cons from Week 1 below, but overall, I did not feel good. I spent Days 1-4 on the road, so that is probably why I felt awful (don’t do Whole30 while traveling if you can avoid it). My options were severely limited, and I was stuck eating guacamole and vegetables for lunch one day (not a bad lunch, but just not very many calories). I don’t think I got enough protein in while traveling.
Also, I have a confession: I have had a few glasses of red wine. Technically, the program rules say to re-start your Whole30 if you do this, but I am not going to re-start. I am just going to keep going on as if it didn’t happen. I don’t regret having the wine. Call it what you will, judge me if you want, but I guess I am doing the Alternate Whole30 or Whole30 for Winos.
- I have lost a few pounds already!
- I am more confident in the way my body looks already – I look leaner and more toned!
- I kept up with every single workout that I planned for myself.
- See my last post for my workout plan.
- I said no to a peanut butter cookie (they are my favorite kind) and several other sweets.
- I am starting to figure out what I think is worth it and what is not worth it:
- Black Beans – don’t really seem worth it to me anymore.
- Cheese on salads – not worth it.
- Wine – seems worth it still. 🙂
- I slept pretty good all week.
- Despite sleeping well, it took me WAY longer to fall asleep because I was not having my nightly glass of wine.
- I felt awful and sick. I had a lot of nausea.
- Traveling with Whole30 is NOT fun.
- Almost everything at Whole Foods has sugar in it, so that sucks.
- I feel like I am getting sick of vegetables really quickly. This is really weird to me because I LOVE vegetables.
- I think the problem is that I cannot get creative with them while traveling.
- I am embarking on yet ANOTHER week of travel tonight – joy.
- Whole30 lets you eat potatoes, so I am scared that I am going to resort to these more often than I should. I didn’t really do this during Week 1, but I am worried that I will start letting myself have french fries or something.
Overall, I am not sold on this program. I understand some of the philosophy behind it, but there are certain rules I do not understand.
Also, I think another reason that I am not 100% on board with the program is because I have different goals. I want to look less bloated, more toned, and I want to lose weight. Whole30 is not a diet program and they do not classify it as a weight loss program. Most people DO lose weight, but that isn’t really their goal for you. Basically, the goal is to feel better and achieve food freedom.
Anyways, I am going to continue on with it (as best I can), and I will keep you posted. This is my last week of travel during Whole30, so I just need to get through the next 5 days and then I can start cooking!
Here are some of the meals I enjoyed during Week 1:
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