Whole 30 Week 1 Review
Congrats-we’re close to wrapping up week 1 of the Whole 30 Challenge!
If you struggled a bit this week, the weekend is here to save you. Normally the weekend brings too many opportunities to cheat, but I find weekends are your time to get yourself ready for the next week of clean eating. If you struggled with meal planning, take 30 minutes over the weekend to plan out what you’ll be cooking next week. Be realistic and choose simple recipes on the days you know you’ll be busy, try cooking some bigger portions Sunday that will carry you into a rough Monday, and have your backups-for me I keep plenty of tuna and avocado on hand. Mix these up and add in some cholula hot sauce or approved salsa for a quick meal that’s guaranteed to fill you up.
I also heard someone mention they were concerned that if they ate some of the recipes they found online, they’d gain weight. Remember, cooking chicken in sugar free bacon grease is abiding by the letter, but not the spirit of the Whole 30. If you are eating healthy unprocessed foods like lean protein, healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avocados), veggies and fruits, you really don’t have to count calories. It’s so tough to overeat on these foods-YES, IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO EAT TOO MANY AVOCADOS- and when you eat these foods your body sends you better hunger signals and your metabolism actually fires up. So don’t stress the weight piece in this challenge, focus on the quality, not the quantity of your foods!