Meal Plan Monday + Whole30 Day 1

Monday, November 11, 2013

A little while ago I heard about a program called Whole30. Every blog I have ever read about it has totally sung its praises! I wanted to know more so I bought It Starts with Food on my iPad. When I first started reading the book I thought I would start a Whole30 in January, by the end of the book I wanted to start immediately! 

I haven't mentioned it very much but I have been dealing with a lot of hormone related issues that started back in December following my abdominal surgery that confirmed my infertility. Pre-surgery my doctor placed me on birth control so that I could have the surgery and post-surgery he wanted me to remain on birth control for the rest of my life.... seriously.... 

Long story short... the birth control made me CRAZY. I stopped taking it after 3 months but am still dealing with the hormonal repercussions of all that hormonal junk that I put in my body. 

All that said, my number 1 goal with doing the Whole30 is to regulate my hormones!

Here is a list of all I hope to accomplish with Whole30
1. Regulate Hormones! 
2. Get clear skin! (I struggle with food related eczema and hormonal acne)
3. Break free from my sugar dependence
4. Form a better sleep cycle


I would be lying if I said that I didn't want my jeans to fit a little better too! :) 
I plan to do weekly recaps with all of my meals for that week since I have loved being able to read other blogs daily recaps! Here was my day 1:

One of the key's to a successful Whole30 is planning so I have meticulously planned out our meals for this week! 

Breakfast- Eggs with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Macadamia Nuts
Lunch- Salad with Chicken, Apples, Walnuts, dressed with Olive Oil, Balsamic, and S&P
Dinner- Roast Chicken (made with ghee) with Carrots, Parsnips, Green Beans and Raspberries

Breakfast- Eggs with Tomatoes
Lunch- Tuna Salad, Try out this Avocado Ranch Recipe, Carrots, and Cucumbers, and Strawberries
Dinner- 5 minute Chicken (made with ghee) with Broccoli

Breakfast- Hard Boiled Eggs with Avocado and Tomatoes
Lunch- Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans 
Dinner- Salsa Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos with Guacamole, Salsa, and Sauteed Veggies

Breakfast- Try a frittata? 
Lunch- Leftover Salsa Chicken
Dinner- Paleo Chili with Baked Sweet Potatoes

Breakfast- Eggs with Leftover Sweet Potatoes
Lunch- Leftover Chili with a Salad
Dinner- Steak with Butternut Squash and Kale Bake

Lunch- Egg Salad with Veggies
Dinner- Mustard Lime Chicken with Broccoli 

Breakfast- Hard boiled Eggs with Fruit
Lunch- Chicken and Veggie Kabobs
Dinner- Leftovers from the week

*Some of these links aren't totally Whole30 approved so I will be making substitutions so that they are! 

1 comment:

Carol Blanchet said...

I've been reading the Trim, Healthy Mama book. It is a wealth of information too.
You will definitely see results with lowering your carbs! :-)