I want to briefly say a couple of things about Whole30:
1. I love this lifestyle because there are resources EVERYWHERE!!! And they are typically free. There is no gimmick, no program you have to buy. There is a book that is recommended but even without it you can find all the information you need to go Paleo.
2. Despite what you read online or in print, a Paleo diet affects everyone differently. My sisters and I send hundreds of texts to each other every day. Most of them these days are some variation of “is this happening to you?” Going through Whole30 with them has helped me to see how differently we respond to diet. By day three I was feeling great! My cravings had subsided for the most part and I even turned down Cheezits at work. Both of my sisters, however, reported days 3-4 as their absolute worse – tired, hungry, cranky, dizzy, nauseous, etc. etc.
Together, we worked through solutions to these detox side effects – more on that later. For now, here is what we ate on Day 3.
Wednesday, August 21st
B – scrambled eggs w/ spinach
L – leftover chicken and spinach , raw veggies (same mix as day 2), grapes
D – cilantro turkey burgers (so, so, so good) w/ roasted brussel sprouts, watermelon
S – Larabar, hand full of carrots, hand full of nuts
B – spinach, pepper, and egg frittata
L – ham and turkey unwhich from Jimmy John’s
D – sweet potato with lean ground beef and fresh salsa
S – banana, apple slices and walnuts in almond milk!
B – pineapple and strawberries with walnuts
L – meatballs
D – steak, zucchini, squash, sweet potato fries and paleo ketchup
S – orange
Notes: I really don’t know if the meat from Jimmy John’s is truly paleo appropriate – their website claims to use minimally processed, fresh meats. I will typically stay away from deli meats that have been processed and have lots of salt added but decided not to obsess too much about it. Also, the almond milk, fruit, and nut snack is so, so yummy. All of us love it!