Whole 30 Update and Food Journal

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A Whole 30 Dinner: Lemon Chicken

Last week I promised a peek into my food journal, and you are going to get one today, but it is a bit shorter than I intended.

I dutifully jotted down my food Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but Thursday found me curled up in bed as sick as can be. This has continued on for a few days and food journaling was the last thing on my mind.

Of course, I got sick on the day I planned to do groceries and we were just about out of food. I decided that 25 days was good and I would go off plan to graciously accept the chicken and dumplings that were brought to me.

This is not the way you are supposed to end the Whole 30. But, my goal is progress, not perfection, and I am happy.

Here is my Whole 30 food jounral for the beginning of last week:


Salad greens and chicken sausage
Coffee and coconut milk

Bacon-wrapped aspagras and 2 soft boiled eggs, sliced banana and coconut chips

Ground turkey with green chilies, crushed tomatoes. and spices, served over broccoli

Snack: 1/2 banana

Bacon wrapped asparagus

Bacon wrapped asparagus


Boiled egg
a little later: 1 fried egg over mixed greens and cucumber
Banana, coconut and cashews
Coffee and coconut milk

Beef hash with sliced sweet potato, salad, avocado, and tomato

Snack: Coconut chips

Sausage and sweet potato

Chicken sausage and salad

Chicken sausage and salad


Breakfast:  2 eggs, avocado, greens, cucumber
Coffee and coconut milk

Beef hash and sweet potato

Dinner: Lemon Chicken and broccoli

As you can see, I wasn’t suffering in the least.

What I learned:

I think I ate too many bananas. And you might notice that I still lean toward sweeter things, like sweet potatoes and bananas. But, they are better than chocolate and candy, right?!

In all honesty, I plan to continue to eat this way most of the time. I really enjoy my egg and greens for breakfast and will eat that until I get sick of it.

One of the highlights of this experience was the new ways I discovered to prepare vegetables. It’s so easy to get bored of them if we eat them the same way all the time. Carrot sticks again and again, anyone?

If anything, I’ve come out of this with a determination to include lots more vegetables in my diet (and my family’s diet).

I really do feel better eating this way. Grains often weigh me down and cause bloating, so I will eat them infrequently.

So, what do you think? Is the Whole 30 something you might try?

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  1. Beth says:

    I have been eating sugar-free and mostly grain-free for the passed month. I bought the book, “Trim, Healthy Mama”, and it has been the catalyst for eating changes AND losing 12 lbs. Yay! It does make you feel a whole lot better. I need to work on my fitness goals now, which is one reason why I was reading on your site. Keep up the good work!