Week 1 Whole30 Meal Plan

Week 1 Whole30 Meal Plan

Week 1 Whole30 Meal Plan This round, I am posting our meal plans AFTER we do them.  This guarantees that you don’t get dud recipes, and you know they are somewhat realistic because we just DID them.  And we don’t just sit around cooking all day… Both of us work full time and have a toddler to distract us at home.  So if we can do it… You get the gist. Here was our week 1 Whole30 meal plan… We ate…

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Five Steps to Prepare for a Successful Whole30

Five Steps to Prepare for a Successful Whole30

Five Steps to Prepare for a Successful Whole30 About a year and a half ago, my husband and I had just completed a few (unsuccessful) fertility procedures and were really not feeling healthy. Most of the time. We weren’t sick, but had little energy to do anything!  Before seeking medical intervention, we decided to try changing up how we ate… which led us to try The Whole30.  Not familiar with it?  The Whole30 is basically an elimination diet that removes all potentially…

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Starting The Whole30… Unprepared!

Starting The Whole30… Unprepared!

Starting The Whole30… Unprepared! So… I had this on the calendar for weeks.  I’ve done two full Whole30s before, so I am not a rookie.  But starting The Whole30 unprepared… yeah, I am exhausted today.  I was not ready for this!  I came home yesterday from a weekend retreat with my team and realized all of the things I needed to do to be fully Whole30 ready and almost called it off.  But I didn’t… Because it is important.  And…

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Lessons Learned From Whole30

Lessons Learned From Whole30

Lessons Learned from Whole30 So it has been a few weeks since we finished our Whole30 journey, and I am back in my home state.  Making the transition from an environment where meal plans were done for me, and there weren’t many non-Whole30 options around is going to be a challenge. However, I learned a great deal in the past couple of months, and want to share the things I’ve learned with others who may be considering giving Whole30 a try.  So here are…

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Mom’s Reintroduction Results… Part 1

Mom’s Reintroduction Results… Part 1

Mom’s Reintroduction Results… Part 1 Debra’s Thoughts Finally!  After 30 days of this new, strict way of eating, I finally get to the part where I learn how the eliminated foods affect me. My results from the first week of Reintroduction were a a bit of a mixed bag.  Some impacts were REALLY obvious, and others not so much. But all of this info gets filed away in my head, so I know how I will feel after making food choices…

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Whole30 Meal Plan – Reintroduction, Part Deux

Whole30 Meal Plan – Reintroduction, Part Deux

Whole30 Meal Plan – Reintroduction, Part Deux Okay, guys… this is it!  The last week of planned Whole30 meals.  After this, you are on your own!!!  This week, we introduce two of the biggest culprits in causing inflammation – dairy and gluten.  They both noticeably affect how I feel.  Please pay close attention to how you feel after introducing new foods – both during that day and the two days following.  Then, at least you know the consequences you may…

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Our Whole30 Journey – Day 30

Our Whole30 Journey – Day 30

Our Whole30 Journey – Day 30 Debra’s Thoughts CELEBRATE! We made it. There were days I wasn’t so sure I would, but those feelings make success even more enjoyable.  The last week was easier and I had more energy. My clothes are fitting looser, so I treated myself with a little shopping at Memorial Day sales. Just a short while ago I would have celebrated by overeating and a sumptuous dessert. Although I had some thoughts about treats I missed, I…

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Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 5 & Reintroduction

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 5 & Reintroduction

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 5 & Reintroduction Does anyone else sing “Reintroduction” to the tune of the reproduction song from Grease?  Just me?  Oh well.  Reintroduction is probably THE most IMPORTANT part of the Whole30.  You have been through 30 days of eliminating many inflammatory foods, letting your digestive system heal, and learning to burn fat instead of sugar for energy.   Now, you have a clean slate to truly test foods and see how they affect you!  Don’t ruin…

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Our Whole30 Journey – Week 3

Our Whole30 Journey – Week 3

Our Whole30 Journey – Week 3 Debra’s Thoughts Have any of you found “Tiger Blood” yet? I’m still waiting for my body to get its act together. I had a couple of flare ups with existing medical problems that made the week tough going for me. I’ve managed to stay with the plan, skipping a few full meals. Almond butter with bananas, almond butter with apple slices, almond butter with celery–see my snack patterns. I’m also trying different Larabars and…

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Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 4

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 4

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 4 It’s the Last Full Week!!!!  You should be feeling pretty good by now, or at least not feeling the negative effects from the first few weeks anymore.  You also might be really tired of eggs.  I know I am, so I’m back to my prosciutto muffins for breakfast (cause the salt makes it all good) and I’m focusing on salmon cakes and leftovers for lunches.  Some repeat recipes are happening this week, because they…

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