Whole 30 program: half way mark! (Plus some meal ideas)

Hey All!

So we have made it 15 days on the whole 30 program and I just want to share how it’s going so far! We have started off really strong and both my mom and I are feeling really good. My mom also gave up her daily coffee because she didn’t want to drink it black so it was a double whammy for her but she’s doing great! We have both noticed a lighter feeling and more energy-especially in the afternoons, and just an overall healthy feeling. For me, I am noticeably less bloated and my overall digestion is much better! I knew grains were not working for my body but now I know even a little bit here and there was hurting me and keeping me from really healing my poor digestion.

Cooking meals hasn’t been too challenging for me because it was how I was already cooking most of the time-we just can’t rely of rice or rice noodles at any of our meals and instead, we are opting for squash or sweet potatoes. I’m finding it very convenient to do in the summer because we have been barbecuing a bunch of chicken breasts or steaks and then throwing them on salads with a yummy homemade dressing. Soooo good and satisfying! Breakfast is usually eggs and sauteed veggies and some fruit, lunch is usually leftovers or a salad with leftover meat, and dinner we have been trying out new recipes!

Thankfully, there are a ton of whole 30 approved recipes online and on their website, and it has been really refreshing and fun trying new recipes. Check out my Pinterest Whole 30 Approved board too!

I will say that I am missing honey in my tea and my homemade honey or maple syrup sweetened treats! (Those, however, are most likely the reason for the extra fluff on my belly…) And chocolate. Definitely missing eating a square of super dark chocolate every now and then. But I will live. I hope. We are heading out on a family camping trip this week and I’m hoping to stick to the program. Wish me luck!

If anyone is on the fence about whether or not you want to try this program out, I say go for it! Your health and body will thank you and you will come out on the other side with a much better understanding of nutrition and what works for your body!

Here are some meal ideas of what we have been enjoying during the whole 30 program:

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Simple chicken and veggie stir-fry with sliced cukes and avocado.

 

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Moroccan Chicken with roasted beets and asparagus.

 

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Turkey, butternut squash and kale hash with avocado and sauerkraut.

 

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Mixed greens salad with cucumber, chicken, seeds, juice sweetened dried cranberries and a apple cider vinegar and olive oil dressing

 

I will come back at the end with some more of our meals and a total recap of our experience and results after 30 days!

Have you been enjoying this challenge? Has it been difficult for you?

<3 Tina

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