Whole 30

Today I'm linking with with Erika , Ashley , and Lindsay for Tuesday Talk. I've been meaning to do a Whole 30 post for a while now, and have kept putting it off. One of my New Years resolutions was to be healthier in all areas of my life. Since January I've been going to the gym between 2-4 days a week pretty consistently, and have been trying to eat a lot healthier as well. I had gained a little weight since getting married and really wanted to lose some, but wasn't seeing much progress and I started to get a little bit discouraged. My mother-in-law had been doing Whole 30 (which her doctor had suggested) and suggested I try it. I was skeptical at first, but it seemed to be working for her and I didn't have anything to lose so I thought why not?

The goal is to cut out all processed foods and eat only natural foods. I started my Whole 30 journey at the end of February, and stuck with it pretty strictly for about 25 days. Not only have I lost a little over 10 pounds, but I feel SO much better. It's HARD to get started, but so worth it. Now when I eat "junk" I can tell a HUGE difference in how I feel compared to when I'm eating Whole 30 approved foods. I'm so much more aware of the foods I'm putting into my body now, and have been trying my best to follow Whole 30 during the week and have a few cheats over the weekend.

Pinterest has been my best friend during this process. There are so many Whole 30 meal ideas out there. I have an entire board dedicated to Whole 30 with ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

A little look at Whole 30 approved meals that I've been eating:
My go to breakfasts have been: bacon, eggs, and fruit 

For lunch: I've been doing a lot of meal prepping. I usually make grilled chicken, fish, or salmon with some mixed veggies on Sunday afternoon and eat on it all week for lunch. I usually take fruit for a snack.

For dinner: For dinner I've been making a lot of salmon and grilled chicken with veggies. I've also been making pot roast with veggies, burgers with homemade fries (I just eat mine with no bun), fish and shrimp tacos (with no taco shell). I've been topping my burgers and fish with homemade guacamole to add a little more flavor. I've also tried the Whole 30 cabbage rolls from my Pinterest board, which were delicious.

Have y'all tried Whole 30? If so I'd love to hear any meal ideas/suggestions that you have!


  1. I've heard a lot of people talk about Whole 30 but haven't tried it. With that being said, I definitely watch what I eat and can tell when I eat junk. My body doesn't seem to process junk well, and I feel really sick! Glad this is working for you! Keep up the good work!

  2. That's so awesome you were able to stick to it!!! And are continuing to try and eat Whole 30 for the most part. It really intrigues me, but I don't know if I could give up the bread / pasta. I LOVE carbs!