My first ever Whole30 week one is over! I have to admit it was a lot easier than I thought. I guess the build-up to starting Whole30 made me a bit nervous. Cutting out dairy was no problem because I’ve been dairy free for Mason for so long now that it was a non-issue. I was most worried about cutting out bread, rice, and corn since I ate those on a regular basis. I don’t eat meat so I knew my meal options were going to be more limited but to my surprise I was able to come up with some creative meal options without much additional thought. If you missed my kick off post you can read it here.
The foods that made my Whole30 week one easy were spaghetti squash, sweet potatoes, avocados, and eggs. My favorite meals that I made were probably my breakfasts. I loved using sweet potato as a bun or slice of bread. My favorite Whole30 breakfast was a slice of sweet potato with avocado and an over easy egg on top. It was super easy to make and I prepped the sweet potato slices at the beginning of the week. Other days I made scrambled eggs with kale, onion, and tomatoes.
I also liked my super simple but tasty lunch where I used a large lettuce leaf for an avocado sandwich wrap. I added mustard and tomatoes to the wrap. I’m also a huge fan of coconut curry soup. It’s a meal I’ve made a number of times and is completely Whole30 approved. I make it with shrimp, cauliflower, zucchini, and squash. It doesn’t take long and there was enough for lunch two days.
For dinner my favorite one was probably my spaghetti squash with tomato basil sauce. I mixed in shrimp and onions to add in some extra flavor. Spaghetti squashes are large enough that it made multiple meals. I tried a Whole30 compliant breaded eggplant the other night. While I didn’t follow the recipe completely I think it actually turned out pretty tasty. I used flaxseed meal as the breading. I topped it with tomato and basil sauce to add flavor and cooked the eggplant in coconut oil.
For mid-day snacks while I was out with Mason RX Bars were my best friend!! I was a fan of RX Bars before I started the Whole30 so I was so happy to find out there are a number of their bars that are Whole30 approved. When I was at home and needed a little boost I would have Nuttzo Power Fuel 7 nut butter on celery sticks or with sliced apple.
So now for the part you are probably wondering most about, how am I feeling after one week on the Whole30? Honestly, I’m feeling amazing. I barely got any headaches which I know was a common complaint amongst people on the Whole30. I feel a lot less bloated and already notice that my skinny jeans fit a little better. Nothing drastic but less bloat really is making a difference for me. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything that I’ve excluded from my diet. And, I can easily see myself sticking to some of these new meals even after my Whole30 30 days are over.
My milk supply doesn’t seem to be effected at all, which is nice. I know that is also a common concern amongst women who are breastfeeding on the Whole30. I was a little concerned myself but am happy to report Mason is still getting more than enough breastmilk. I’m almost 16 months in to breastfeeding Mason and my original goal was to go 18 months. Doesn’t look like the Whole30 will have any impact on that happening.
I’m ready for week 2 and can’t wait to report back!
Jacket: Lululemon, old (love this jacket and this one too). Sports Bra: Chantelle Intimates (also available in blue). Leggings: Lululemon, old (I believe this is the same pair just new fabric). Shoes: Nike.
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Disclaimer: All information on this website is a reflection of my own personal opinion and experience. The information is not intended as a substitute for consultation, evaluation or treatment by a medical professional and/or registered dietitian or nutritionist. When considering the Whole30 program you should consult with your doctor if you have any concerns especially if you are breastfeeding before starting to make sure it is right for you.