Hope everyone is having a fab Monday so far!🌤 This #whole30breakfast *almost* makes me forget how much I miss oatmeal and all the other sweet-type breakfasts!🤤 .
#WhatsOnMyPlate: 1 cup natural frozen hash browns + 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper + 1/4 cup chopped onion + 1 sliced chicken apple @aidellssausage pan-fried over medium heat with olive oil cooking spray and original @beardedbutcherblend (👈🏼this stuff is like the best ever seasoning salt with NO SUGAR). Throw sausage hash on a plate and top with 2 whole eggs pan-fried in 1 tsp. @organicvalley ghee. Sprinkle with parsley and @tapatiohotsauce 🔥👌🏼
Calories (as shown): 495kcal, Fat: 27g, Carbs: 30g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 7g (natural sugar from the apple and veggies), Protein: 27g, Sodium: 957mg
The best thing about this #januarywhole30 has been re-discovering my appreciation for eggs🍳, seared meats🍗🥩, raw and roasted veggies🥦🥕🍠, and fresh fruits🍎🍊🍇. Before #whole30, I had gotten to the point where a lot of veggies tasted bitter🍅😝 and most fruit seemed sour... except maybe bananas!🍌😳 The worst thing about this program, was going to the @fredmeyerstores deli and not being able to have the oven-baked chicken breast (bc traces of corn flour) and being stuck with either a piece of fruit or a Lara bar😒 (neither of which are filling due to little to no protein). As a nutritionist, I feel like the program forces you to make sub-par nutrition choices in circumstances where a more filling, nutritious food has one forbidden ingredient. Other than that, I have loved eating this way and am not dreading the next 8 days at all!
Some people have asked me - “will I lose weight on Whole30?” The answer is, NOT if you’re eating more calories than you burn (in which case you WILL gain weight)!
The first week I lost 5 lbs. (mostly water weight + some fat loss), but after that, as I continue to eat over 2,500 calories, I gained a couple pounds back.🤭 After reigning in my calories a bit to 2,100kcal, I started losing again (still breastfeeding🍼 my 7-month-old which adds about 400kcal to my energy needs). Hope this helps anyone considering @whole30 in terms of what to expect!😊