Day 30 on the Whole30 Diet

Guys, I lost a total of 13 pounds this month!  So happy, and feeling so much more energetic and lighter.  So happy I committed.

Because the diet was so successful, I am going to continue as long as I can until I get below my healthy weight.  I lost 13 pounds from 180, which is 167, however for a 5 foot 6 inch women, the healthy recommended weight is anywhere from 130-155 pounds.  Therefore I am going to try to get on the higher side of this range by the end of next month.  I will keep blogging to show you my meals and progress, just because I know it is tough especially in the first few weeks where your body is getting used to the organic food and detoxing from sugar.

In celebration of today I took off work, by accident actually as my husband had an appointment, but this gave me time to make a Whole30 specialty, Fried and Baked Italian Style Chicken Cutlets!  I remember running up to my friends house growing up to help her and her mom make these for me and the rest of her family, and the smell in my kitchen post cutlets is pretty fabulous, takes me back to the good old days!

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I went to the grocery store first and got the following, which is exactly what you will need to get started on cooking:

  • A dozen eggs
  • Almond Flour
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Dried Basil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Garlic
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Dried Italian Seasoning
  • Organic Chicken Breasts

First, I chopped up the chicken into bit sized pieces and set aside.

Second, I mixed 2 cups of the almond flour with the dry spices and salt in one bowl, 2 eggs in second bowl.


Third, coated a frying pan and a baked pan with olive oil and preheated the oven and put the frying pan on low.

Fourth, I dipped the chicken in the flour mixture, into the eggs, back into the flour mixture and into the frying pan.  I also did another batch in the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.  In the frying pan I gave it 3 minutes on each side.

THIS WAS DELICIOUS!  I am using the leftovers for a kale salad tonight for dinner, along with some chopped apple and pistachio nuts.  All organic!

I also had the pistachio nuts as a snack with the chicken cutlets today and it was excellent.


If you are looking for some additional recipes, try the homepage of my site and scroll through!  There are a ton of pictures and creative ideas to help you be successful on this diet.  I am so grateful to the Hartwig family that came up with this diet as it has really changed my life.

Being the mother of two toddlers and working full-time, it is a struggle to do something for myself and with this diet it makes me feel happy and powerful, giving me the power to take control of my diet, well being in life.  Before we were getting delivery for our meals, and I had no idea what they were adding to it to make it delicious, probably tons of dairy, sugar and carbs that my body just absorbed and never released.  Any way super grateful and have so much to be thankful for!

Have a great rest of your day!

Day 26 on the Whole30 Diet

citysundayHEY! Feeling so great all, so happy still that I decided to do this diet! I was not supposed to look but have lost 12 pounds thus far, and have so much more energy, feeling more comfortable in my own skin and healthier. As I had withdrew from sugar, I broke out pretty bad with a ton of pimples (sorry TMI) especially during that time of month. Thinking my body chemistry is changing so rapidly so it needed to release bacteria, either way happy about my progress thus far, and will probably continue this diet as a lifestyle just to not have to withdraw from the sugar beast again! There were definite nights of me waking up, very uncomfortable, not able to sleep. It was almost like a second day hangover for those that drink. FYI no alcohol allowed on this diet as well.



  • NO Sugar, not even Stevia
    • Natural fruits only
  • NO Alcohol, you can do it
    • No need to feel like shit in the morning
  • NO Carbs, only potatoes and sweet potatoes
    • I know, bake potato fries with olive oil if you are craving them
  • NO Dairy, no butter, milk or yogurt
    • Ghee and olive oil allowed, used this with breakfast, lunch and dinner

What the heck can you eat:

  • Vegetables, most all
  • Meat, make sure no sugar added in packets at supermarket
  • Fish
  • Ghee & Olive Oil

Some meals I had over the last week or so include zoodles with pepperoni and organic sugar free tomato sauce, along with a hotdog green bean mushroom onion fry in the pan, for your viewing pleasure:

Grocery List:

  • Instant Coffee
  • Sugar, dairy free almond and coconut milk
  • Olive oil
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 3 red potatoes
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1 bunch of mushrooms
  • 1 bunch of green beans
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 packet of zoodles
  • Kale
  • Chives *you can cut these with a scissor adding to most meals for a gourmet twist!
  • Dill * adding this to any dish for extra flavor
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 bunches of grapes
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Steak bits
  • 2 dozen eggs
  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken wings
  • Shrimp