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    Whole30 Challenge: Week One (Again)

    A few of my meals this week: Baked buffalo chicken wings!
    A few of my meals this week: Baked buffalo chicken wings!

    I’m not going to lie. This week was tough. Work was busy which left me less time to cook and even go to yoga. I only had time to yoga two 90-min sessions this week, ugh. At least I had some movement during my commute to the city (Manhattan to the rest of the boroughers, for those unfamiliar with the term). Good thing I did spend a few hours doing some food prep last Sunday or I would’ve been totally screwed this week! This week I learned that as long as I have some defrosted protein, some veggies, and fruit in the fridge- I should be good to whip up a fairly quick no frills meal. So this week, was pretty much that. Also – COCONUT AMINOS (Coconut Secret’s magical 8oz bottle only $4.79 at Jet.com)… I love you. I only received a bottle on Thursday (ordered Wednesday night with free regular shipping and it was literally delivered Thursday afternoon… bravo Jet!) but have been obsessed so far and have used it in most of my cooking since then.

    This week’s feels: Not much different from before that I can tell. I heard it does take awhile for the ‘possible benefits’ to start kicking in. Cravings are definitely increasing though. I also might be eating too much fruit. While I feel full from my meals, I’m usually hungry after a few hours. I know that it could be because I’m thirsty or just craving, without actually being hungry. I turned to fruit. A lot of fruit. Too much fruit. This week, my goal is to not immediately snack if I feel hungry outside meals. Try to drink a ton of water first then see how I feel. I also started Orange Is The New Black on Netflix last week (trying to finish season 3 — then let’s talk!!) and ever since I saw a donut in one of the episodes, I’ve been craving a donut. And donuts have never been on my craving list before. Hmph. And bubble tea. But I always crave that #asian. On the weekends, it SUCKS living in NYC and doing Whole30. I walk past so much good food that I can’t have. Oh well. Keep telling myself it is only for X more days… Anyway, I’m still happy that I completed my first week! I’ll try to get more strict about portion sizes, upping the veggie intake, and minimizing snacking this coming week. Memorial day bbq tomorrow doe……

    tinauhhh

    My meals this week after the jump.

    Sunday – Day 1
    Breakfast

    • 1x banana with Trader Joe’s (TJ) raw crunchy almond butter

    Lunch

    • 2 egg omelette with string breans
    • 1x Aidell’s chicken apple sausage

    Snack

    • Orange

    Dinner (made 3 servings)

    Monday – Day 2
    Breakfast

    • 1x Aidell’s chicken apple sausage
    • 1x banana with TJ raw crunchy almond butter

    Lunch

    • 8x baked buffalo chicken wings (leftovers from Sun dinner)

    Snack

    • 5x strawberries

    Dinner

    • Cauliflower shrimp sushi roll, recipe is my own
      • Inside: grilled shrimp, zucchini
      • Cauliflower rice ingredients: cauliflower, coconut oil, rice vinegar (make sure it is Whole30 compliant)
      • Pre-made wasabi usually is NOT paleo/whole30 compliant. Read the ingredients on the packaging. I couldn’t find a wasabi that didn’t include sugar and other artificial nonsense.

    Tuesday – Day 3
    Breakfast

    • 1x banana with TJ raw crunchy almond butter
    • 1x Applegate uncured beef & pork hot dog

    Lunch

    Snack

    • 5x strawberries

    Dinner (leftovers from Sun dinner)

    • 8x baked buffalo chicken wings
    • cold baby carrots

    Wednesday, Day 4
    Breakfast

    • 1x banana with TJ raw crunchy almond butter
    • 1x Applegate uncured beef & pork hot dog

    Lunch

    • Stirfry: 4oz chicken, zucchini, sweet potato, cilantro + Red Boat Fish Sauce
    • Orange

    Snack

    • 5x strawberries

    Dinner (made 2 servings)

    • 4oz turkey burger seasoned with McCormick Perfect Pinch Southwest Sweet ‘N Smoky Salt Free seasoning
    • 2x sweet potato buns
    • TJ’s Avocado’s Number guacamole
    • sweet potato fries, seasoned with old bay
    • string beans, topped with salt and pepper

    Thursday, Day 5
    Breakfast

    • 1x banana with TJ raw crunchy almond butter
    • 1x Applegate uncured beef & pork hot dog

    Lunch (leftovers from Wed dinner)

    • 4oz turkey burger seasoned with McCormick Perfect Pinch Southwest Sweet ‘N Smoky Salt Free seasoning
    • 2x sweet potato buns
    • TJ’s Avocado’s Number guacamole
    • sweet potato fries, seasoned with old bay
    • string beans, topped with salt and pepper

    Snack

    • 3x strawberries
    • 1x small peach

    Dinner

    • Cauliflower salmon sushi roll, recipe is my my own cauliflower sushi roll
      • Inside: sushi-grade salmon, zucchini
      • Cauliflower rice ingredients: cauliflower, coconut oil, rice vinegar (make sure it is Whole30 compliant)
      • Pre-made wasabi usually is NOT paleo/whole30 compliant. Read the ingredients on the packaging. I couldn’t find a wasabi that didn’t include sugar and other artificial nonsense.
      • Dipped it in Coconut Aminos!

    Friday, Day 6
    Breakfast

    • 1x banana with TJ raw crunchy almond butter

    Lunch

    • 3 egg omelette with chicken, string beans and cilantro
    • Sweet potato fries, seasoned with old bay
    • TJ’s serrano salsa fresca

    Dinner

    Snack

    • orange

    Saturday, Day 7
    Breakfast

    • 1x banana with TJ raw crunchy almond butter
    • 1x Applegate uncured beef & pork hot dog

    Lunch

    Snack

    • banana

    Dinner

    • 2x Naruto roll at my favorite local sushi joint, Umi Sushi
      • Naruto roll: tuna, samon, yellowtail, avocado and masago rolled with cucumber

    Snack

    • mango

    Til next week,
    xoxo Eileen

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