I am one week into the Whole 30 diet and I am truly shocked by the results. I have lost 9 lbs! In seven days. This is really just insane to me. I know that it goes against the spirit of the diet to actually step on the scale but, and I’m sorry, I’ve given up chocolate, dairy, alcohol… I need something to keep me motivated. Seeing the weight drop away is that motivation. I also know that I won’t keep losing at this rate, but for now it is extremely satisfying. Only 6 lbs from my target goal.
Nothing about this lifestyle change has been easy though. For one, I actually hate cooking and making all your meals from scratch takes a lot of time. For the most part, our dinners were already Whole 30 compliant (lots of meat and veggies) but I’m shocked at how much I’ve had to cut out of my normal diet. Not being able to have a proper taco with cheese and tortillas has been a major downer.
We have found some really delicious Whole 30 compliant recipes however. I think my favorite is eggs over easy with avocado and hash browns. YUM! In fact, my chore tonight is to peel, grate, and freeze all the potatoes I bought at Costco so that I have hash browns at the ready. I also made a really, really yummy raspberry vinaigrette so my other go to quick meal is a salad with strawberries and that vinaigrette.
I can tell you that I am not going to be sticking with this diet indefinitely – I like chocolate and the occasional glass of wine too much – but I will probably try to keep eating healthier after my 31 days are over. When I can, I’ll try to choose healthier options and maybe try some “paleofied” versions of my favorite foods.