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Whole 30: Week one in review

October 23, 2016

I have felt really good this week, light, bouncy and happy. Only on Wednesday did I have a slight headache, I think it was the change of having no sugar in my diet. It hit. But by Thursday it had passed, my tummy was feeling flatter (not thinner, but not bloated) and I was sleeping so well. Straight to sleep each night quickly, without waking up in the middle of the night. The dream (excuse the pun)!

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my meals this week. Taking the time and making an effort with dishes and recipes really does make a difference. I have found so many amazing recipes through Pinterest and Instagram – so many inspirational and creative people out there eating well!

Here are some snaps below of my various meals over breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click on some of the photos to find the recipe. I should mention that I am spoilt at work and have a kick-ass cafeteria on the 15th floor that serves up great salads every day for super cheap. So I haven’t had to prepare the three salads below, I was just excited about picking new things.

Coconut, lime & chilli chicken on cauliflower rice

Dinner – Coconut, lime & chilli chicken on cauliflower rice

Salmon & egg with an addition of avocado

Breakfast – Salmon, spinach & egg with avocado


Lunch – Roast chicken salad with roasted cauliflower sprinkled in cumin

Lunch – Roast beef salad with fennel, walnuts and orange

Dinner – Salmon with an almond and macadamia crust, with broccoli and basil mash

Dinner – Roast veg pile – sweet potato, carrot, asparagus and kale, with a dusting of bacon

Salad with chicken roasted in lemon and oregano

Homemade bun-free burgers and sweet potato fries

Breakfast - egg, spinach, mushrooms and avocado

Breakfast – egg, spinach, mushrooms and avocado

Sweet potato nachos with salsa and guac

Sweet potato nachos with salsa and guac


Dessert – Pineapple grilled with fresh lime juice and zest and a sprinkle of cinnamon


Breakfast – Smoked salmon, boiled egg, baby spinach and lemon, followed by an apple

I am really excited about week two and I’m hoping I can only feel better after day eight. I won’t lie, I was in a pub this afternoon and it was cold and bitter outside and I nearly caved and bought a red wine. I changed my mind before ordering and instead had a sparkling water and fresh lime. I was so close.  I can admit it – I’m human. I’m proud of myself for not failing though. Seven days down, 23 to go.



  • Reply maya October 23, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Great Post!

  • Reply KezUnprepared October 25, 2016 at 4:14 AM

    Awesome! I’m in week 3 of my healthier habits journey and I feel so much better! A lot of the whole 30 stuff seems to suit what is working for me, I should have a look at some recipes! x

    • Reply Bronnie October 25, 2016 at 8:51 AM

      You are doing awesome! I’m keeping an eye on your updates 😉 definitely try some of the recipes, they’re zero sugar and zero carb – but taste delicious! x

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