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Atkins Whole30~Day 2

I completed two whole days of my Whole30. The first day was a bit hard. For some reason I didn’t know what to eat. Not that Whole30 is that much different from my Atkins meals but I felt like I was missing something. Maybe it was a craving for cream, cheese, or my sweetener. I’m not sure but I wanted SOMTEHING!

Today was much better. I had a my patty burger without cheese and it was still good.
Patty with mushrooms
I sautéed some mushrooms and avocado. It was yum. I also made me an iced coffee. My SIL gave me some plain iced coffee from Startbucks. I put it in the blender and added some coconut milk. This coconut milk is from the can and has the good fat too. It’s not the carton coconut milk that you get in the fridge section of the grocery store.
coconut milk
You know me, I add some weird stuff to my coffee, like ghee. It really tasted pretty good. I would have loved my usual cream and Truvia but this was passable.
The main reason I am doing the Whole30 is to discipline myself but also to do better with eating right.

This Whole30 things is pushing me further to eat whole foods. Like today, I actually made homemade mayo. This is something I have been putting off. Even though I know and could not find any mayo made with Olive Oil. I have found mayonnaise with some Olive Oil but never 100%.

Now that I’m doing the Whole30 I had to have mayonnaise without soybean oil but could not find it. I was forced to make it and I’m glad I did. It was so easy and it tastes great.
Homemade Mayo
I don’t think I’ll be going back to store bought mayo anymore. This is so much cheaper. All I needed was 1 egg yolk, 1TBL water, 1-2tsp vinegar, 1tsp dijon mustard, 3/4 cup extra light Olive Oil, 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt. I put it in a wide mouth jar, waited 15 seconds to let everything settle and used my immersion blender and blended away. Transferred it to a little jar and put it in the fridge. It was that easy. It will keep for about two weeks.

Edit: I now make my mayo using 1 whole egg and 1 cup light olive oil and 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar depending on what I have on hand. I also will use 1/2 cup avocado oil and 1/2 cup extra light olive oil. With using only the egg yolk it would be a 50/50 chance of getting the ingredients to emulsify. Since adding the whole egg (from a local farm is best) I don't have that problem anymore.

An Atkins forum friend gave me the above recipe. Her original recipe called for 1 lemon instead of the vinegar (I didn’t have a lemon). You want to use the container that came with your immersion blender. I can’t find mine so I used a small wide mouth jar.
And the ghee I put in my coffee was homemade too. For the Whole30 I am not allowed butter (I love butter) but I can have ghee as long as it’s from organic, grass-fed cows. I also ordered some ghee from Swanson. It should be here tomorrow. I ended up making some yesterday though because I really wanted something buttery.

As you can see, Atkins got me started in a huge way. I went from eating processed, fake foods to real food overnight, Healthy Trim Mama pushed me further with getting rid of white sugar (and hopefully flour soon), use plain yogurts etc. Well now Whole30 is again, pushing and challenging me to go even further. What a journey I’m on (and enjoying it too).

Annette has given up wheat (it’s temporary but who knows). I am having a ball with sharing recipes and having her try something new. Hope she sticks with it.


  1. Good job Lou! That dish looks yummy. :)

    I love my immersion blender. When Don got it for me, I didn't know what I'd use it for, but it has come in handy.

    That mayo recipe is similar to one that I make. I use a 2 cup glass measuring cup to whip it up and then put it in a small mason jar. Works great! I do ketchup too, but haven't tried mustard. I love that there isn't a huge jar of mayo or ketchup taking room in the refrigerator. Refrigerator space is precious these days. :)

    I'm still plodding along. I did have fried chicken the other day which I know had wheat. And, I had Chinese, no noodles or rice, but I could tell there was a lot of starch in their cooking. I splurged and had an egg roll. :) That night, I slept horrible!! I could tell the difference. Amazing!!

    I have had good days with breathing out of both nostrils. It doesn't last long, but it is a good start.

  2. I thought of you Cynce when I made it and again today when I ate some in my tuna salad =)

    I'm glad that you are doing better. I do think Annette needs to give up dairy. I'm her experiment though. If my allergies improve, which they have in just one day into my Whole30, then she said she will give it a try.

    I'm thinking that if the Whole30 works for Annette and it is dairy, I may buy her, her own cheese, butter and such from pasture fed cows. I have read that sometimes that may help.

  3. We had tuna yesterday! :)

    Yes, I think having her try to give up dairy would be good to find out if it is in fact part of the problem.

    Hmm, I wonder if Don would let us try pasture fed....you can wake up now Cynthia. LOL!

  4. I hear ya, pasture fed is so expensive. I'd probably have to buy it for Annette only. She can have her own little section in the fridge.

  5. I've never heard of Himalayan Salt?? Is there something else I can substitute?



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