Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Whole30 Plan, Day 1

Today I'm following the Whole30 plan.  I saw that Amanda tried it and was curious.  I read about it and decided to start it TODAY!  I knew we were heading to the Farmer's Market after work last night, so it was perfect.

I pretty much follow this anyway, with the exception of having yogurt 1-2x a week, half and half in my coffee DAILY (but no sugar), brown rice and WINE!  So those are definitely going to be tough to pass up but I know I can do it.  There's a lot you CAN eat on this plan, so I shouldn't feel deprived.

Here's my plan for today:

Breakfast - 8 AM - I had black (eek) coffee, 2 scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil with 1/4 sliced avocado, 1/2 baked yam, a handful of blueberries, 4 strawberries and 1 cup grapes. 

Sounds like a lot, I know.  This plan encourages 3 big/filling meals and less snacking (blood sugar spikes).

Lunch - 12PM - leftover grilled salmon filet from last night, 1/2 baked yam, steamed broccoli and a few asparagus spears.

Dinner - 6PM - Steak or chicken with grilled vegetables.

Last night we spent about $90 on the following: 4 lbs fish, 4 lbs fresh chicken breast from a local farm, and TONSSSSSSS of fruits and vegetables.  Seriously our fridge is so packed.  We gave some to my MIL, as she often shops at this market and gives to us :)  Strawberries were only $1 for the regular sized container - you CAN'T beat that.

And there's more - not all of it fit on the table.
This plan encourages you to consume grass fed/organic meat.  I'm not sure this will always be in our budget but I recently saw a package of grass fed burgers at TJ's for around $7 for 4... not terrible.  If you think about it - a burger out at a restaurant is between $8-$12 usually - for ONE.  I often go to a local chicken farm.  They don't use hormones and their prices are decent.  4 lbs or 16 cutlets for $19.  Again, a chicken dish at a restaurant averages $15 for 2 cutlets & a side of pasta/veggie/salad.


  1. Oh I'm so excited to see how this goes for you! I've been toying with the idea of doing Whole30 for a long while, but right when I finally got the book from the library, I got on my new thyroid meds and since we're establishing my dose, it seemed silly to start a new diet at the same time. SO I've put it off for now. I've heard nothing but good things about it!

  2. That is a TON of fruits and veggies!! I'm looking forward to seeing hoit goes for you!! And $1 for strawberries??? That's insanely cheap!