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Everything posted by kirkor

  2. Sugar in its various forms is probably the least problematic thing you can reintro, since it mainly has a negative psychological component for people, as opposed to physiological like the other things we eliminate for the 30 days. Especially if you're planning to use it in sauces or marinades. It's when you start adding it your coconut milk ice cream & cacao nibs that it might be something to keep an eye on.
  3. Some threads:"lyme+disease"
  4. As a beverage it's discouraged, but as an ingredient in a sauce or marinade then have at it!
  5. Me: Ok not really (that's Monstro from Pinocchio BTW ) but here I filmed this just now ... it's fairly typical:
  6. Trash that stuff; it isn't doing you any favors lurking in a closet.
  7. For tried-and-true bodybuilding diet advice that also aligns with Whole30, look in to Vince Gironda's steak & eggs diet.
  8. I would. Think of it as a learning opportunity.
  9. What lifting protocol are you following? Does it utilize linear progression or periodization? Either way, it may be time to deload. With your weight training and cardio, you can definitely eat at the larger end of the meal template. Even though you are small in stature, your palm size is still *your* palm size, so the rec stands. As far as not letting larger amounts of protein and fat push veggies off your plate, well, don't let it. I mean, sounds simplistic, but with your weight training experience you know that sometimes you just have to get it done.
  10. I add salt to my water and it is so yummy. Although when I'm doing outdoor activities with friends and share my water bottle, they think I'm weird.
  11. That's the thing about a 100%-compliant Whole30 --- you never really know until you know.
  12. Without seeing what your food budget was before, it's hard to say for sure, but just skimming your sample food list, it looks like you could swap in other things for the grassfed steak, Tessamae's, and RX bars to save some cash.
  13. It's not the difference, but the total amount of carbs. Eating under 50g per day does it for most people, but some people can kick over with up to 100g. And as a reference point, this is the amount in a full pound of sweet potatoes. So it looks like you are one of the people who enter ketosis at higher levels of carbs. (which would get you labelled as a lucky duck by many keto fans ) Keto breath can come and go. Some people never get it. But some tips I found from another site: Drink lots of water because water helps flush the excess acetoacetate through urine rather than through breath. Alternative: drink peppermint tea, which both hydrates but also has a minty flavor that can help mask. Eating lots of green vegetables (large quantities, according to Peter Attia "a bowl the size of my head") helps bring acid/alkaline levels in order. (It's unclear to me still if or how this relates to acetoacetate production but this is one of the few across-the-board suggestions that I've found). Your meals look awesome, I wouldn't change a thing.
  14. What does the ingredient list include?
  15. Lifting weights and doing cardio while undereating can indeed accelerate fat loss, but you can end up miserable in the process. As the Confucius saying goes, "Man who chases two rabbits catches neither" --- if you want good performance in the gym you need to eat to support it.
  16. There are worse SWYPOs out there. The ratios as written don't follow the template, but I wonder if one could bump up the eggs and still get good results?
  17. Do you have some examples of what a typical day of W30 eating looks like for you? I keep up my weight training during Whole30s and it's always worked ok.
  18. What day are you on? I would vote for eating before and/or after. There are just too many variables.
  19. Either way would be fine. The cautionary stuff re: eating at night comes from people eating all day long already, which you're not, and from people having trouble falling asleep while digesting, which you're not (and is likely partially due to the good foods of Whole30).
  20. @Over60 I've used Melissa Joulwan's egg-free mayo with success: @JTS It's just a question of good/better/best ... all animal protein is going to be 'good' compared to other protein sources like legumes or nuts. Chicken and pork are considered lower-tier than beef and fish mainly due to the type of feed they are raised on in commercial farming, as well as their living conditions in general. Some of the quality differences are irrelevant if you use leaner cuts, since most of the bad ju-ju (technical term lol) accumulates in fat stores. But like, free range chicken from a local farmer would be "better" than farm-raised fish from China.
  21. As the ancient Greeks said, 'know thyself'!
  22. @alexamassie I hope you complete a Whole30+reintros at some point. There is value in a Whole13 and a Whole18 but it's just not the same.
  23. Awesome! I haven't done that many at once, but I'm definitely a fan of batch cooking.
  24. Ya, eating it is fine, and since you are making it yourself it's not going to have quite the same caveats that Epic/Lara bars do, but you'll still want to go for "template" meals incorporating protein, vegetables, and fat. Don't rely on the jerky as a snacking or grazing crutch.
  25. Could be okay -- you'll have to monitor your performance, energy, mood, etc. If all is looking good, then ya, keep up what you're doing. The pre- and postWO meals recs are partially because even for those people who don't work out, Whole30 can lead to consuming less calories than usual, due to the elimination of so many processed calorie-dense convenience foods, and this problem becomes exacerbated when workouts are added to the mix because of the increased energy demands. So the W30 staff wants to keep people from crashing and burning. Actively *trying* to lose weight isn't necessarily part of the official W30, it just is sometimes a side effect for people. But given that's your focus, and if you are doing cardio as opposed to lifting weights, then ya, a postWO meal is even less necessary.