Whole30: Week One

As part of my Whole30 experience, I’m documenting my meals and notes about how I feel along the journey. Below, you can view the list of the foods that I ate during Week One of my Whole30 elimination diet. You can also view recipes for everything in the meal plan below. The links for tasty recipes go to my personal recipe collection at stphne.com/recipes. For recipes I would not cook again, the links go to the original recipe.

I like to cook on the weekends and eat a lot of leftovers during the week. To really enjoy your leftovers, you can use a microwave and a toaster oven. Use the toaster oven for items that you want to be crispy. This can also dry out food, so add extra moisture or microwave things that don’t need crisping in the oven. You can also use your oven to reheat items, but it takes longer and makes your house hot in the summer.


Day 0 – Saturday July 2 – I went to the Farmer’s market and got some fresh fish, scallops, amazing bacon, and the best in-season produce I could find.

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snack
1.Sun Bacon and eggs Bacon and eggs (the bacon was so good I had it twice) Pan seared scallops & roast potatoes with spicy caramelized onions & broiled asparagus 2 Rainier cherries
2.Mon Omelet with bacon, onions, garlic and wilted spinach Zucchini spaghetti with meatballs, 2 Rainier cherries Pan seared sea bass, leftover potatoes, pan-roasted broccoli 2 Rainier cherries
3.Tues 1 egg omelet with leftover filing, 6 strawberries, 5 cherries 2 leftover scallops, 2 leftover potato quarters, leftover broccoli, 10 cherries 1/5 chicken breast from Skillet chicken with sauce, 2 leftover potato quarters, broiled asparagus, 5 cherries Leftover zucchini spaghetti with meatballs, 6 cherries, 2 strawberries
4.Wed 1 egg omelet with leftover filing, 1/2 peach 1 egg omelet with leftover filing, 1/2 peach Leftover fish, leftover potatoes, leftover broccoli, 8 cherries, pear Leftover zucchini spaghetti, 8 cherries
5.Thu 1 egg omelet with leftover filing, 1/2 peach Leftover fish, leftover potatoes, leftover broccoli, 8 cherries Leftover chicken, leftover potatoes, leftover broccoli, 4 cherries Leftover zucchini spaghetti, 1/2 pear
6.Fri 1 egg omelet with leftover filing Leftover zucchini spaghetti, 10 cherries Leftover fish, leftover potatoes, leftover broccoli, 1/3 peach 4 slices of bacon and a half pint of strawberries
7.Sat 2 eggs OM with 1 1/2 strips of bacon, 5 cherries Leftover fish, squash ribbons (I wouldn’t make these again, but the method was good), half peach 10-1 burgers with caramelized onions, mushrooms, bacon, and egggarlic sweet potato fries, cherries Leftover chicken, green beans, 1/2 peach


Below are my notes about how I felt or any symptoms that I saw because of the diet change.

  • Day 1 – No noticeable change
  • Day 2  – No noticeable change
  • Day 3 – I was exhausted. I nearly passed out from 20 minutes on the elliptical. I nodded off all day. I napped and was still exhausted. I was hungry all the time.
  • Day 4 – I was still exhausted and hungry.
  • Day 5 – I had no energy or motivation and had trouble concentrating.
  • Day 6 – No noticeable change
  • Day 7 – No noticeable change


In the too much information (TMI) category, below are some additional notes specific to female issues.

  • Day 1 – No noticeable change
  • Day 2  – No noticeable change
  • Day 3 – In the evening, a mild migraine started and I began spotting. This was particularly surprising because I’ve been on the pill nonstop (no placebo) and haven’t had a period or breakthrough spotting in years. Drops in my hormone levels cause migranes for me.
  • Day 4 – I woke with my worst migraine in YEARS. My period began with full flow and cramps. I did not miss or change BC pills or any other medication. The migraine was bad- all light hurt, sound hurt, and it felt like my head was in a vice.
  • Day 5 – Thankfully, my migraine was gone when I woke, but I had a bad headache. Medium flow period with medium cramps.
  • Day 6 – No noticeable change
  • Day 7 – No noticeable change

Author: Steph

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