Whole30 #2 Days 1 – 10

Here I am on Day 11. I can’t quite pick one word to sum up how I’m feeling so I’m gonna write up the past ten days and see what I come up with!

I was due to start my second Whole30 on November 1st. However, I forgot to inform my Mum that I’d brought it forward and she’d already planned a not quite compliant meal for the Sunday (2nd) so I resolved to start on Monday 3rd November. I got my shopping delivered and was all set.

With this time round being Autumn / Winter, I’ve found I’ve been craving warm food more than I needed in the summer. I’ve been experimenting with soups (leek and potato, butternut squash, sweet potato and chilli) with salads / veg on the side to bulk it out and keep me full.

A typical day for me has looked like this – 

7.45am – alarm
8.30am – 10am – Meal 1
1pm – 3pm – Meal 2
6pm – 9pm – Meal 3
11.00pm – Bed

This time round, I have decided to include white potatoes in my Whole30 and am happy with this decision. I’m not gonna go crazy with this…it’s use has been minimal so far.

I’ve been finding my cravings a lot more difficult to handle. I felt like I was depriving myself when I went to the theatre and couldn’t buy a big bag of sweets / popcorn / chocolate to keep me company through the show. People who sit in front of me and proudly announce that they are “tired” so bought a huge bag of sweets…cause me to breathe deeply…

On a positive note, I’m sleeping better the last few nights – not waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and rising just before my alarm goes off. I press the snooze then realise I don’t need it and can utilise my time better than “pretending” to sleep for another 10 minutes.

I’m also finding it easier to throw meals together but am being a bit lazy when it comes to cooking hearty meals. I have been experimenting though and came up with this creation below…

Green plantain porridge topped with banana, almond butter and desiccated coconut. It’s a spin on a traditional Jamaican recipe for green banana porridge. It worked a treat for me, but I’m hoping to tweak it a little then share the recipe with you!

As far as training goes, I’ve not done anything out of the ordinary. In fact, I have had a sore wrist for over a week so avoided crossfit. I’ve been to run club as usual, hit up a reformer pilates class, a yoga class and stuck to cycling.

I’m looking forward to the next 20 days of what Whole 30 has to offer! It can only get better from here! 
Stay tuned to see how my next 10 days go! 

And if you have any Whole30 recipes you’d love to share please leave me the link in the comments below! 

Elle 🙂 



  1. Jenny
    November 19, 2014 / 06:47

    Great post. I'm looking forward to reading your next one and hearing how you get on. I'm not sure I could stick to it for 30 days.Jenny

  2. lou lives well
    November 15, 2014 / 11:49

    I'm still too scared to do a Whole30! So looking forward to reading how it goes for you as inspiration 🙂

    • Elle Linton
      November 15, 2014 / 22:31

      Nowt to be scared of! …It's a time where you get to learn so much about the food around you, the emotions you attach to food and learn about your body! …A lot of people will be doing it in January (I think I may even do it again in January) so maybe consider joining in the fun then?! 🙂 x

  3. Lauren (@poweredbypb)
    November 14, 2014 / 09:43

    Intrigued by the porridge, I love plantains! The blog redesign looks great!

    • Elle Linton
      November 14, 2014 / 14:26

      Thanks Lauren 🙂 ..and I'ma get working on the porridge recipe so I can share it asap! 😉 x

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