Hey y’all! My friend and I recently decided to start Whole 30, an eating program aimed at removing inflammatory foods from your diet for 30 days to give your body somewhat of a “reset.” I have a bit of an unhealthy history with eating (on both extremes), so I figured I’d give this a shot since it’s not a calorie-restrictive diet that could trigger any past issues; rather it’s about eating whole foods and fueling your body. All that being said, I wanted to recap my first 10 days of Whole 30 and share an update of how I felt and what I ate.

How I Felt*
Day 1: I am so good at living life. Look at all these great decisions I’m making. I’m the best. This is my new way of living.

Day 2: I’m still feeling great. I randomly want a hostess cupcake (I hadn’t haven’t had hostess anything in years so this is weird), but no — I’m staying strong.

Day 3: I’m realizing how much I miss dessert. This process is allowing me to see what foods are important to me. So now I know I don’t have to have a full plate of pasta and a dessert; instead, I can have spaghetti squash and a smaller dessert (I’m currently wanting yogurt with some dark chocolate chips. Yum!)

Day 4: I’m over this. I just went on a hike and now I want pizza and cookies and all things that I shouldn’t have. I talked to my best friend and she kept me going strong. It’s crazy to see how powerful sugar cravings are.

Day 5: Why do people keep posting pictures of doughnuts? I don’t care that it’s National Doughnut Day. Don’t they know that I am on Whole 30 and am salivating at every picture? I don’t even like doughnuts, but they just look so good! #crankypants

Day 6 & 7: These days blurred together, but the overarching theme was that I need to plan better. I’ve been going to the grocery store a lot. Cooking at home all the time is a major commitment.

Day 8: Whoa I finished a week. That feels pretty good! It’s a small accomplishment, but I’m proud of myself and I feel like I can do this!

Day 9: Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Day 10: I’m over this. I’m over eggs. I just want to quit and order pizza. I think I need to start mixing up what I’m eating because I’m starting to feel bored.

*Mornings were typically the easiest for me. Evenings were when I found my cravings coming out and I got cranky because I wanted pizza or sugar.

What I Ate (highlights)
Scrambled Eggs with Lazy Salsa
Breakfast Salad
Dairy-Free Potato Soup
Spaghetti Squash
Sweet Potato Apple Breakfast Bake
Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

– Please note: my pictures of food are not the most beautiful, but they are real. No editing and no fancy photography. Just a girl with mediocre cooking skills – 

If anyone has done Whole 30 or is currently doing it, what got you through? I am in serious need of motivation (I’m on day 17 and I’m bored and frustrated more often than not).


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