Trying the Whole30 Challenge!

26 Feb

The past few weeks I have not been good with my nutrition. I seem to have lost motivation and stopped tracking what I was eating. For the most part I still ate well, probably 60/40 ratio as opposed to 80/20. Though I will admit to having one too many cookies this weekend…

Anyway, I knew I needed a fresh start. I have “gone paleo” before and saw great results both physically and mentally. Which is why I am doing the Whole30 Challenge. For 30 days, I will eat only health, whole, nutritious fruits, and stay away from grains, legumes and dairy. I actually don’t eat much of those anyway because I have a sensitive stomach…so this shouldn’t be too hard! My sweet tooth is what will get me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yesterday was Day 1. I ate perfectly! I am hoping I can keep this up for 30 days without any cheats as they mention, and then continue to eat healthy after the 30 days are over. I really felt I needed to reset myself and recapture my goal. I know eating healthier, and eating only whole foods will help me achieve my goals, and also help me have more energy for all of the activity I do.

Each week I will post a recap of what I ate as meals in case you’re curious! As an example, here is what I ate yesterday:

Meal 1: 2 eggs + kale and 1/2 a banana smoothie + green tea

Meal 2: 2 turkey sausage links + a ton of mixed greens, alfalfa sprouts, and tomatoes

Meal 3: celery, tomatoes…other 1/2 of banana and handful of cashews. (Ran out of eggs)

Meal 4: Beef stir fry with a ton of veggies. I’ll be posting this recipe later today!

Not bad at all. On workout days I plan on adding an extra meal, since the plan advises you have a pre and post workout meal. I usually don’t have a post-workout meal, as I just wait for dinner, but this will help me get in the habit of replenishing protein and carbs after workouts.

Have you tried the Whole30 challenge? Or done something similar like paleo/primal? Please share some meal ideas!


7 Responses to “Trying the Whole30 Challenge!”

  1. Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes February 26, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    I started doing a whole30 a couple of weeks ago, but went off plan when I had alcohol. I am trying to not put too much pressure on myself and taking it one day at a time. So far for two weeks I have not had any chocolate, sweets, oatmeal, dairy… So I thinking doing pretty good! Just ‘started over’ yesterday and doing well. Don’t know how long this will last but it’s a journey! Keep me updated and we can motivate each other because I am lacking people who support me!

    • reach-yourpeak February 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

      Yes let’s motivate each other! I’m so mad because today I had an event that served lunch so I didn’t pack one…but they only had sandwiches!! So I’m just restarting this afternoon =( Let’s do it together!

      • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes February 26, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

        Oh man that’s a bummer, yea don’t get too stressed out just take it one day a time. You will be surprised at the sheer amount of food you eat. It takes a little getting used to. Have you read the book?

      • reach-yourpeak February 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

        No I haven’t. Yesterday I ate perfect BUT was starving at night! I ate four meals but I guess I didn’t eat enough? How many meals do you eat typically?

      • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes February 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

        Three huge meals a day. Get the book. And the website has a lot of useful information including the meal template-

        You’re supposed to eat a palm sized piece of protein, 2 cups of veggies, and a thumb size healthy fat 3 times a day. (Plus the workout meals if you are working out).

      • reach-yourpeak February 26, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

        that’s what I thought I did yesterday but maybe I didn’t have enough fat. I will definitely check out the book thank you! =)


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