Seed-Crusted Salmon with Carrot-Tomato Salad and Green Beans

Whole 30, Grand Finale

To anyone who is thinking of doing Whole 30, who is on the fence on the program, who doubt if they’ll be able to complete it… let me say this: it isn’t difficult.

One of the comments I receive when discussing Whole 30 is “I would never be able to live without ____.” There’s a lot of truth about that to a lot of people, but when the time is right for someone who really wants and needs to make a change to their lifestyle I highly recommend attempting Whole 30.

Sure, it’s inconvenient to be on the diet. Any diet is. It will force you to make choices you wouldn’t normally put before yourself. Your shopping will take longer at first because you will be scrutinizing ingredients until you learn what you can and cannot buy. You will fill your refrigerator with vegetables on Monday only to see it empty by the weekend. You will crave bread and cheese and sweets at some point during the month.

You will be greatly rewarded if you tough through the month.

I want to thank everyone who supported me through the last month. I know that having someone who won’t eat or can’t eat a particular thing when everyone is out together can be a little odd, especially when it wouldn’t have been an issue before. Thanks for putting up with me, for suggesting things for me and for supporting me the whole way through this process.

I’m extremely proud of my mother who went through this journey with me and in whom I’ve seen a noticeable transformation. Even her doctor recognized that her health in general has been better after the following month. Ultimately, we are in control over a lot of that part of our lives, someone just had to show us how to take back as much control as we could get.

Today is Day 31. I may break my diet later tonight because I am going out. I may not. I know for sure that I’m going to eat some off-plan items tomorrow, so I’m trying to be as good as I can. Later, I will come up with a meal plan and diet for myself for the coming month to ensure I keep up with eating healthy, while finding a way to balance certain things back into my life.

I wonder what these things will taste like now. It will be interesting to find out.

The Final Countdown

Meals for the last three days

Day 28

Chicken and Mushrooms with Sauteed Onions and Peppers
Chicken and Mushrooms with Sauteed Onions and Peppers
Pork Stir Fry with Snow Peas
Pork Stir Fry with Snow Peas

Day 29

Sweet Potato Hash with Prosciutto and Poached Egg
Sweet Potato Hash with Prosciutto and Poached Egg
Beef Roast with Carrots and Red Potatoes
Beef Roast with Carrots and Red Potatoes

Day 30

Egg Muffins with Homemade Turkey Sausage and Spinach
Egg Muffins with Homemade Turkey Sausage and Spinach
Tomato-Lime Turkey with Zucchini
Tomato-Lime Turkey with Zucchini
Seed-Crusted Salmon with Carrot-Tomato Salad and Green Beans
Seed-Crusted Salmon with Carrot-Tomato Salad and Green Beans


Thanks again for coming along for the ride with me. On to the next adventure!

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