Whole 30 {Week Three}

Here we go! Week 3 of my Whole30 experience. I hope this is helpful if you are considering or already in a whole30 challenge!

Day 15:

Breakfast: 1/2 sweet potato worth of hash, two eggs, two slices of bacon, and a small glass of fresh OJ.
Lunch: Shrimp scampi over broccoli and guacamole.
Dinner: Chicken on the grill with stir fry vegetables.

Thoughts: This has really become second nature now! I’m feeling great, and sticking to it 🙂 I bought myself a t-shirt and some shoes from Banana as a “reward” for my halfway point.

Day 16:

Breakfast: 1/2 sweet potato worth of hash, two eggs, and half of a pear.
Lunch: Cashews, leftover grilled chicken, and steamed broccoli.
Dinner: Homemade baked wings, guacamole, and two little tangerines

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Thoughts: Feeling fabulous. One big things I’m noticing (and love) is that I’m thinking about food less. I feel so much more in control of it, and like I don’t have to obsess over what I’m eating next anymore

Day 17:

Breakfast: Two eggs scrambled with onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes + a banana sliced with cashews and coconut milk.
Lunch (1 pm EST): 1/2 avocado, two tangerines, a little turkey, a few cashews, and the last of some leftover spaghetti squash.
Dinner (5 pm CST): Fajita chicken and vegetables followed by a few pistachios.
Late night (9 pm PDT):Two small tangerines and a small apple to get me through the end of a long flight and late drive to my hotel.

Thoughts: Today I flew to San Francisco, which made for a late night on top of the three-hour time difference. I feel like I ate a lot of nuts today, because it was just the easiest thing to have with me. oh well!

Day 18:

Pre-workout: A handful of cashews and one small tangerine + coffee
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, mixed fruit, and a little bit of bacon (which I think probably was not whole30 approved, but I did the best I could in a hotel).
Lunch: Salad of mixed greens, beets, turkey, hard boiled eggs, black berries, 1/2 avocado, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Dinner: Salad of mixed greens, blood oranges, pumpkin seeds, and avocado + chard & kale side dish + a few blackberries for “dessert.”

Thoughts: Eating well in San Fran is pretty easy. All the produce here is really fresh and amazing. And I have had no trouble at all with the three hour time difference. I sleep so well, no matter when it is, that I immediately felt great. Whole30 + the beautiful sunshine in Cali today = the best I’ve felt in a LONG time.

Day 19:

Pre-workout: A handful of cashews
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, mixed fruit, and a little bit of sausage (which I think probably was not whole30 approved, but I did the best I could in a hotel).
Lunch: Salad with mixed greens, chicken, tomatoes, avocado, and beets.
Snack: A small tangerine and banana.
Dinner: Salad piled high with fresh dungeness crab (AMAZING), olives, hard boiled egg, and a side of fresh fruit.

Thoughts: Still feeling like a champ. No problem making decent choices. But it was a long day, and it’s going to be a long, weird night…

And then I got on a red eye flight to get home from San Francisco…so SOMETIME IN THE ENDLESS NIGHT I ate: organic dried apples, a larabar, some cashews.

Day 20:

Breakfast: 1/2 sweet potato hash, 2 eggs.
Lunch: salad of mixed greens, chicken, apples, cashews, 1/2 avocado, and other assorted veggies.
Dinner: 4 baked chicken wings, 1/2 sweet potato.

Thoughts: Feeling great other than being suuuuper tired from my trip!

Day 21:

Breakfast: 4 egg whites, 2 clementines, and some cashews.
Lunch: Leftover baked chicken wings, 1/2 sweet potato, and an apple.
Snack: cashews and two tangerines.
Dinner: Fajita shrimp and veggies.

Thoughts: I think that all my travel this week has resulted in some weird sleep and not enough water. Today I felt a little off, in like, a low blood sugar way.

But overall, I can hardly believe 21 days are over. I really am feeling amazing and I’m starting to wonder how I’m going to transition at the end. I don’t want to lose the gains I’ve made, so as the final full week begins, I will be doing a lot of thinking and goal setting. If you’ve done a whole30 before, please share how the days and years that followed were shaped by your experience!

Click here to see Week 1.

Click here to see Week 2.

Click here to see Week 4.

Click here to see the end results!

Click here to view all of my Whole30 recipes and posts.

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