This is week 1 of my Whole30 Experience in March 2018 for getting rid of symptoms of a Hashimoto's flare-up. What I eat in a day, the exercise I do, and any other lifestyle components I have added in, plus some tips to make Whole30 easier

I suffer from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid. I initially got it into remission using the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol (AIP) and then spent several blissful years feeling fantastic.

But then I let my diet and lifestyle slip a bit, eating more corn, dairy, and sugary foods (I'm including maple syrup and honey in here), and I starting experiencing a Hashimoto's flare  – a flare-up of the symptoms that I had worked so hard to get rid of.

I decided to do a Whole30 to get myself back on track. This post (and the following few) is everything I ate and did during this 30-day reset.

If you want to know why I did Whole30 instead of AIP this time, or the particular symptoms I'm experiencing, go read “How I'm Using Diet for my Hashimoto's Flare

If you want to know how I prepped before the Whole30 started, go read “Whole30 Prep – How I'm Meal Planning and Getting Ready

The Whole30 Series

If you want to follow my whole journey through this Whole30, make sure to read (and watch) the other posts:

 

Week 1 of this March 2018 Whole30

The following are the vlogs (videos) that show each day – what I eat in a day, how I feel, exercise I did, and anything else I feel important to share (like some tips).

Whole30 Day 1

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In this vlog I discussed what I ate during the day for Whole30 Day 1 (see the recipes below) and some of the things that aren't food related, but still important, that I'm also incorporating back into my life – like daily meditation.  I believe a healthy lifestyle is just as important as the food we eat – but it's easy to get off track on that too.

Recipes I made:

Breakfast: Hashbrown Sausage Breakfast Casserole by 40Aprons

Lunch: Waldorf Tuna Salad by Mel Joulwan

Dinner: Vegan Yellow Curry from Thrive Market

 

Whole30 Day 2

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Things for me start to get a bit dicey in terms of how I feel on this day. Stupid blood sugar and eating too many sweets prior to doing this! Carb-flu moodiness is no joke!

In this vlog I share what I ate, what movement/exercise I got, and how I felt. Plus, my kids' reactions to sardines.

Recipes I made:

Breakfast: Leftover Hashbrown Sausage Breakfast Casserole by 40Aprons

Lunch: Leftover Vegan Yellow Curry from Thrive Market

Dinner:  Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries by the Healthy Maven (I made sweet potato wedges, not fries, and added ground beef with Whole30 compliant taco seasoning by Downshiftology)

 

Whole30 Days 3, 4, and 5

(Can't see the video? Watch What I eat in a day for Whole30 – Days 3, 4, & 5! )

Wow, these days were quite the rollercoaster ride. One minute I was feeling on top of the world, the next I was wondering where I can fall down into a heap and take a long nap.

Recipes I made:

Day 3 –
Breakfast40Aprons Sweet Potato Bowl

LunchLoaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries by the Healthy Maven (I made sweet potato wedges, not fries, and added ground beef with Whole30 compliant taco seasoning by Downshiftology)

DinnerWhole30 Curry Meatballs by The Movement Menu
Plus, 2 lb Brussels Sprouts tossed with 1/2 cup of almond butter, 3 tbs of Olive oil, and salt and pepper and roasted at 425 F for 25 min

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Day 4
Breakfast – leftover 40Aprons Sweet Potato Bowl

Lunch – leftover Whole30 Curry Meatballs by The Movement Menu
Plus, 2 lb Brussels Sprouts tossed with 1/2 cup of almond butter, 3 tbs of Olive oil, and salt and pepper and roasted at 425 F for 25 min

DinnerPesto Parsley Almond Cod by Thriving On Paleo
and asparagus roasted at 425 F for 10 min

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Day 5 –

BreakfastSweet Potato Apple Breakfast Bake by 40Aprons

LunchBuffalo Chicken Meal Prep by 40Aprons

Dinner: Shepherd's Pie by Paleo Running Momma  

 

.Whole30 Days 6 & 7

( Can't see the video? Watch Whole30 Days 6 & 7 )

This vlog shows what I ate for Whole30 days 6 and 7.

I also give a tip for going to the grocery store during the Whole30: Buy yourself something fun, like something you might not otherwise get, as in fresh flowers or a new nail polish or beauty item. The excitement of getting a non-food treat like that can help in the battle of willpower to not go down the cookie aisle. Seriously though – your body's looking for a dopamine hit for happiness since it's missing sugar. This can help train it to be excited about non-food treats too.

Recipes I made:

Day 6
Breakfast – leftover Sweet Potato Apple Breakfast Bake by 40Aprons

AM SnackToasted Coconut Chips by Thriving On Paleo

Lunch – leftover Shepherd's Pie by Paleo Running Momma  

PM Snack – 2 eggs scrambled in ghee

Dinner: Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken by Our Life Tastes Good 
and
Braised Rainbow Chard by Thriving On Paleo

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Day 7

BreakfastWhole30 Breakfast Bake with Sausage, Eggs, Spinach, and Mushrooms by 40 Aprons *
Used US Wellness Meats sugar-free pork breakfast sausage (affiliate link)

Lunch: Leftover bowl of all sorts of stuff…

PM Snack: 1 tbs almond butter, 1 tbs coconut butter, pinch of cinnamon and pinch of sea salt melted and stirred together

Dinner: Pineapple Beef Bowls with Mango Avocado Salsa by Real Food Whole Life  ** using ground pork instead of beef

 

 

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Want More Whole30 videos and recipes?

See What I Eat in A Day on Whole30 week 2.

Continue to follow my Whole30 journey via my Whole30 YouTube Playlist. I upload a new vlog every 2-3 days.

 

Other Posts in this Series:

Woman looking miserable

woman taking a casserole out of the oven

woman talking

Woman looking like she doesn't know about this Whole30

Whole30 week 4

Woman with sheet of paper

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