Whole 30: Week 2

Hey guys! How are you? I feel like I haven’t blogged in forever but it was just last Thursday. I’ve been kind of absent lately on Instagram but I honestly think it’s because I have no life right now. The hardest part of this diet is definitely the social aspect. It’s not easy to go out to eat and see friends. Plus it’s been so cloudy and cold and dreary here and I have the biggest pimple ever on my forehead so honestly I’m just not in the mood to take pics.

I hope you’ll still love me.

Anyway today I’m going to talk about my 2nd full week on the Whole 30 diet. (Read about why I did it here and my first week here). Enjoy!

Day 8 (Monday): Today I woke up feeling the best I have felt so far. I didn’t sleep well again but I have a ton of energy and I think that’s why. I’m also just overall happier and in a better mood. I’m getting really used to my eating patterns and my daily foods. I definitely think the weekdays are the easiest part of this diet. Still not really craving anything other than GUM. I’m still dying that I can’t chew gum while I work. I seriously used to go through a pack every 3 days.

What I Ate:

  • Eggs & grapefruit
  • Homemade trail mix (this week I added freeze-dried cranberries instead of strawberries. I def like the strawberries better)
  • Baked chicken thighs with blackened seasoning & Brussels sprouts with some sautéed onions (I meal-prepped enough for five days)
  • Sliced apple with Justin’s almond butter
  • Shrimp coated in coconut flour and skillet-fried, with green peppers, onions, garlic, and tomato sauce on top of cauliflower rice (I was trying to be all Nawlins and whatnot)

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Day 9 (Tuesday): Ugh. Today was the first really hard day. It was just a bad day at work. I’m moody. All I wanted on my way home from work was junk food and a glass of wine. It was really hard to stay on course. I did though, so that’s good, but munching on frozen fruit while I watched Chopped wasn’t exactly satisfying. Hopefully tomorrow I feel back to normal!

What I Ate:

  • Same breakfast, snacks, and lunch
  • Tilapia with asparagus & tomato sauce with some potatoes
  • Frozen fruit while I watched TV

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Day 10 (Wednesday): Today was another tough one. Comfort foods are just starting to sound good. I can definitely see a direct correlation with stress and craving unhealthy foods. The more stressed I get, the more tendency I have to think about it. Plus, today was my first really inconvenient day. I didn’t leave work until 8:30 and didn’t have anything that was easy to prepare. Luckily I had some leftovers from Monday saved! I’m still surprised that I have stuck to it even in the most stressful situations, but it’s good to know I have the willpower to do it!

What I Ate:

  • Same breakfast, snacks, and lunch
  • Leftovers from Monday night (more of my shrimp creation)

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Day 11 (Thursday): Today flew by so quickly I didn’t even have time to be hungry or think about cravings. I have this undying craving for bananas though, I can’t explain it. I also had a headache at night, so I’m not sure if that was due to Whole 30 or just a stressful day! Just a normal day though, not too difficult!

What I Ate:

  • Eggs with sautéed broccoli
  • Same snacks and lunch (honestly my chicken probably should have been eaten by Wednesday. I wouldn’t meal prep baked chicken this far in advance it loses its flavor)
  • Turkey burger with buffalo cauliflower (I roasted cauliflower florets with Frank’s hot sauce and it’s so yummy

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Day 12 (Friday): My allergies were so out of control today so I felt like poo most of the day with very little energy. I worked through it, though, and Ben and I went to the movies tonight to see Keanu. I’m such a popcorn addict that this was really difficult, especially because the kid next to me was chomping in my face. I literally felt like I was being sprayed by butter debris as he laughed with his mouth full of popcorn. Anyway. I brought a juice.

What I Ate:

  • Eggs & strawberries
  • Same snacks & lunch
  • Grilled chicken thighs with Shawarma sauce (I got mine from Whole Foods!) and mixed veggies
  • Banana (can’t stop eating them seriously)
  • Fresh juice from Trader Joe’s

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Day 13 (Saturday): Today was my first real social test since we had a dinner and plans to go out with friends. I felt good all day, but it was hard to not snack after I woke up from my nap Saturday (LOL tough life, huh?!). Going to sushi with these restrictions was really tough because I can’t have soy sauce, obviously. And going out after was surprisingly entertaining. I had the same amount of fun as I would if I was drinking but I was pretty tired and felt pretty hungry most of the time. My late night snack was a Larabar. Big change from the pizza two weeks ago!

What I Ate:

  • Bacon, potatoes, strawberries, and a banana (I was starving. Also – I got my bacon from Whole Foods it is no sugar-added and honestly it’s so good I would totally eat it even if I wasn’t on the diet)
  • Burger with fried egg, leftover bacon from breakfast, peppers, onions, and spinach
  • Octopus salad (I honestly think this might have had rice vinegar on it but I’m going to pretend like it didn’t) and plain salmon (not pictured – I was starving, sry)

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Day 14 (Sunday): I felt really good today! I was super lazy but had a lot of energy. We grocery shopped today, and it’s super difficult to do this if you don’t have a plan. I definitely recommend writing down a list and not trying to wing it…

What I Ate:

  • Spinach omelet with potatoes and a banana (obvi)
  • Mixed grilled veggies from the Whole Foods’ salad bar
  • Baked chicken legs and applesauce (all I did was coat them in olive oil, add seasonings, and bake them with the skin on and OMG they were delish. They’re not pictured because they don’t look appetizing and my computer is rebelling against me, sry)

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So there you have it. I’m officially halfway thru! I’ll be back Thursday with a fun new post – I’ll see you then! In the meantime don’t forget to share your favorite Whole 30 recipes in the comments. Xo.

-TWB

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