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  1. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Day 23: Am I eating enough? Pretty tired all the time.   
    Wow! I've never had a chicken thigh that big!  As @ArtFossil said, just do the measurements by your own palm. Normally when we hear about people eating one or two thighs and counsel them to eat more, it's because their thighs came from a normal bird, not the pterodactyl that you got your hands on!  
  2. Caroline22 liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in May 22nd Start Date- Who's In??   
    Your dinner sounds good!  Don't forget to add fat!  Cooking fat doesn't really count... maybe some avocado on top of the whole thing next time
  3. kelimation liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Coconut Tree Sap   
    Correct.
  4. tpalmiter liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Sweet potato waffles   
    Facebook W30 groups are the wild west and you're smart to question everything that is posted in them. They're not moderated (by W30 staff) and we've seen all sorts of crazy things that would never fly
  5. GoJo09 liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Do I eat dinner or skip it?   
    Hey there!
    Thanks for reaching out in this issue   THe answer is no, don't skip lunch or dinner... the meal template (which you now know about) is the minimum requirement for an adult human to live... not to mention people with extremely active jobs.
    I know this may not be the answer that you like, or that is the easiest, but you really need to carve out 10 min every day to eat lunch... that's the least amount of time I would ever tell someone to eat their lunch in, but it sounds like that 10 min might be all you get.  You are worth 10 min of time to eat, regardless of what the clients, bosses etc. say... and you can bet that if a cable installer came to my house and through conversation I found out they didn't eat all day because they were working, I would insist that they take a break right there in my living room.  Everyone deserves to eat during the day, regardless of busyness.
    You can google 'whole30 brown bag lunch' or 'whole30 picnic' if you need help with good food on the fly.
    As far a your timeline, you should be eating every 4-5 hours, so 7ish, noonish, 5/6ish... If you can make your meals big enough through the day you could probably squeeze dinner to 630/7.  If after this, you were working so hard you were burning a lot of calories, you may need to have a mini meal an hour or so before bed.
    You may need to consider taking two or three meals to work on days you work that long.  Eating in the car is fine if that's all you can manage but again, it's not unreasonable to take a 10 min food and pee break somewhere on your way between calls.
  6. Futrovsky liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Sick of meat   
    Yes, you're right, this is an omnivore program and as such, meat protein is required at each meal.  Chia puddings are not recommended, nor are any of those 'notmeal' concoctions.
    You may consider googling 'whole30 meat aversion' or something similar because this has been discussed at length on the forum. There are tips for easier to digest forms of protein such as ground meat... I"m not going to go back into all the tips right here again as it's already out there.
    If you like eggs, there's no issue with eating them every day for breakfast or even for more than one meal a day...there was someone on here in the past that did an entire W30 with just eggs.
  7. Amb_Bomer liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in When you can't get to 30   
    You're definitely welcome to manage yourself in whatever manner you like, however i will bring to your attention that everyone in this thread has already completed at least one full, by the books, whole30.  You have about 10 days to figure out a solution to how you can not 'cave' to booze. You're an adult, if you choose to drink, then you choose to drink, but you also chose to do a 30 day program and you do owe yourself to honor your commitments.  There are MANY threads on here of tips and tricks for having social engagements and not going off plan... club soda with olives and a twist is one we hear a lot, so you don't stand out as not drinking, but are still on plan.  If you do choose to have those drinks, call it a decision, not 'caving'.  You're stronger than to 'cave' to peer pressure or the siren song of booze... if you want it, drink it, but own it.
  8. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by ArtFossil in Completed R4 with disappointing results   
    I'd say your experience is normal because Whole30 isn't a weight loss diet. You "feel gross" but you're sleeping well and have energy and enjoy your meals. That MAY suggest that the weight your body prefers and the weight you prefer are different. 
    You could try the approach of changing your body shape and composition through strength training. 
    Weight loss as a goal on its own is . . . complex. And, as you've noted, hard to sustain. If you significantly increase your activity level and don't increase your food intake you may be able to achieve a slow weight loss. (1-2 pounds a month).
    Or you could accept the weight you're at and focus on getting stronger, more flexible, etc. 
    And, as you've noted, stress can play havoc with lots of things including weight. 
    No magic bullet from me. If I had one I'd be a gazillionaire. 
  9. Carlaccini liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Completed R4 with disappointing results   
    Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well.
    The first thing I have to say is that Whole30 is not a weightloss diet, it's an elimination protocol aimed at figuring out how certain foods affect you personally.
    We can give advice on your meal composition if you would ike; you would need to write down 2-3 days of your typical intake including portion sizes, specific veggies, protein, fat and fruits, water intake, workouts, pre and post workouts, medical conditions etc...
    The one thing we won't do tho is give you tips on how to hack whole30 to force weight loss... 
  10. Steph the Desert Rat liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in 5/7 Start Date - looking for a buddy   
    There are quite a few budget threads on the forums... even an entire W30 done on a shoestring by our very own @kirkor.
    There are definitely more and less expensive ways of doing this program!  For those of you wanting to save, have a google through the forums 'whole30 on a budget' and see what you can find; if I recall correctly there are a number of good tips!
  11. besnini liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in June 1 start day...and a little nervous   
    You may want to go to your profile and change your username to not include your email address... this is a pretty safe forum but it's the internet and I wouldn't want you affected by spammers who grab your address.
  12. Carlaccini liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Completed R4 with disappointing results   
    Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well.
    The first thing I have to say is that Whole30 is not a weightloss diet, it's an elimination protocol aimed at figuring out how certain foods affect you personally.
    We can give advice on your meal composition if you would ike; you would need to write down 2-3 days of your typical intake including portion sizes, specific veggies, protein, fat and fruits, water intake, workouts, pre and post workouts, medical conditions etc...
    The one thing we won't do tho is give you tips on how to hack whole30 to force weight loss... 
  13. emilyelowe liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in 1/2 CUPCAKE! HELP!   
    Yes, intentional consumption of an off plan item like a cupcake renders your reset done and you would have to start over.  There is an article linked in my signature below that we ask that you read and then decide for yourself, but since you're only on Day 2, why not just keep your count going and do 32 days... 
    Also, as for being 'rude', I think it's more rude of your friend to knowingly give you something that is against what you're trying to acheive... that's extremely rude and disrespectful and does not deserve you giving up your goals and values to make her feel good about being a jerk...
  14. tpalmiter liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Sweet potato waffles   
    Facebook W30 groups are the wild west and you're smart to question everything that is posted in them. They're not moderated (by W30 staff) and we've seen all sorts of crazy things that would never fly
  15. GoJo09 liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Do I eat dinner or skip it?   
    Hey there!
    Thanks for reaching out in this issue   THe answer is no, don't skip lunch or dinner... the meal template (which you now know about) is the minimum requirement for an adult human to live... not to mention people with extremely active jobs.
    I know this may not be the answer that you like, or that is the easiest, but you really need to carve out 10 min every day to eat lunch... that's the least amount of time I would ever tell someone to eat their lunch in, but it sounds like that 10 min might be all you get.  You are worth 10 min of time to eat, regardless of what the clients, bosses etc. say... and you can bet that if a cable installer came to my house and through conversation I found out they didn't eat all day because they were working, I would insist that they take a break right there in my living room.  Everyone deserves to eat during the day, regardless of busyness.
    You can google 'whole30 brown bag lunch' or 'whole30 picnic' if you need help with good food on the fly.
    As far a your timeline, you should be eating every 4-5 hours, so 7ish, noonish, 5/6ish... If you can make your meals big enough through the day you could probably squeeze dinner to 630/7.  If after this, you were working so hard you were burning a lot of calories, you may need to have a mini meal an hour or so before bed.
    You may need to consider taking two or three meals to work on days you work that long.  Eating in the car is fine if that's all you can manage but again, it's not unreasonable to take a 10 min food and pee break somewhere on your way between calls.
  16. Caroline22 liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in May 22nd Start Date- Who's In??   
    Your dinner sounds good!  Don't forget to add fat!  Cooking fat doesn't really count... maybe some avocado on top of the whole thing next time
  17. ArtFossil liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Dysautonomia/EDS and feeling shaky   
    Everything that you bolded in that article was what I said in my response to you.
    I'm unsure of what sort of tips you were looking for in the beginning of your post if it wasn't what was given to you.  We definitely don't want you to quit and none of the posts were meant to be negative.  Perhaps if you can give some idea of what you were looking for as far as tips go, we can help.
    You came here specifically asking what you can do to not be hungry two hours after a meal and the information you were given is something you could try.  Hey, it may not actually work for you, but most of the time when people want advice, they will actually take the advice given and try and apply it.  You asked us for advice, we didn't seek you out to neg on your meals.
  18. cristinamt liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Wholly Guacamole   
    As mentioned a few times today on your posts, you have to look at the ingredients on the item you want to purchase and consume.  This thread is over four years old and even if Tom (who is not moderating at this time) said yes you're still obligated to check for yourself on the item you want to buy.  That goes for the passion tea at Starbucks and any other item you want to eat or drink.  If it does say 'whole30 approved' on the packaging, then you have to read the ingredients everytime you buy.
  19. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by cristinamt in Compliant Starbucks Drinks?   
    Whoa! Thanks for the big heads up. I think if I'm going with coffee, it will be black... just as is. Or unsweetened iced tea.
  20. cristinamt liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Nut-Free Emergency Food   
    Hard boiled egg?  That has the protein and some fat worked right in.  To be honest, if you're composing your meals according to the template, you should eventually be able to make it 4-5 hours between mealtimes.  
    The bars (rx, lara etc) are only approved for emergency use.  Knowing you're going to need a snack in the first few days until your meals are dialed in is not an emergency.  Hardboiled eggs, mayo, olives, a little tupperware of a bit of protein salad... and every day that you need to eat this snack, make note of what your meals were that day and the day before and continue to increase them until you can go the 4-5 hours.
  21. ArtFossil liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Dysautonomia/EDS and feeling shaky   
    2-3 piece of fruit a day is a lot when you're already struggling with getting enough veggies... it would be our recommendation to do veggies over fruit for a while until you get a proper feel for how to plate up your meals.
    You talk about snacking on veggies and ranch and avocado 'toast' in the afternoons which is what @ArtFossil was trying to mention isn't great.  There are people who have medical necessity to eat more smaller meals a day instead of 3; this is fine, but your meals should still be composed as per the template, just smaller... so 1 palm of protein, 1-2 cups of veggies and some added fat.
    Nuts and nut butters are inherently hard to digest, can be food with no brakes for some and are an inferior fat source.  They're recommended to be 'limited' and we explain limited as one closed handful (about 8 amonds) or a thumb of butter every other day AT MOST.  We definitely don't recommend eating it every day, let alone at every meal.
    That breakfast of two eggs and two sausages would have done you so much better if you'd ditched the banana and nut butter and added in some veggies and a healthy fat like avocado or olives.
    You asked for tips in your first post and you've been given them but honestly, you seem intent on sticking with what you're doing.  Which is totally fine if that's what you choose to do. But the 'tips' that we're giving you are the structure of the program in the way it will provide the best results. That means that even if you need to eat more than 3 meals a day, you compose them according to the template, forget snacking, replace fruits with veggies and find some other fat source besides nut butter.
  22. cristinamt liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Understanding Meal Template with One Pot/Soups   
    The meal template is a helpful suggestion to make sure people are eating enough... when you're doing something like soup, you kind of have to wing it... for a chicken soup for instance, you want to sort of guesstimate when dishing up how much actual chicken you're getting... I usually jam as many veggies as possible into one pot meals so that I don't have to add any to the side but if you feel that it's not enough (like in chili for instance), serve it over cauli rice or zoodles or the like.
    With the butternut squash soup, that would be a good serving of veggies but I"d probably still eat some sort of non starchy veggie (salad, roasted brussels) and then a protein along with it.
    The best way to know going forward how to do it is to make note of what you ate and then how you felt 2, 3, 5 hours later... famished? Pretty Okay? Kind of like you should have had a bit more?  Add fat, protein and veggies to these until you get a formula that works for you personally and is a reasonable facsimile of the template... make sense?
  23. cristinamt liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Whole 30 Restaurants in Boston area   
    This is not really infomration that people on the internet can provide... you'd need to google the restaurant you want to go to, check out the menu, call during a slow time and do some research on where you want to go.
    There's a link to the dining out guide in my signature below that should help.
  24. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by ArtFossil in Dysautonomia/EDS and feeling shaky   
    Being hungry before 4-5 hours is a sign your meals aren't composed well/you're not eating enough. And, depending on the schedule and intensity of your workouts, you may also need a pre workout and post workout meal.
    Fat and protein is the key to staying satisfied after a meal. A piece of fruit will likely just give you a sugar crash. Where are your fats? I don't see any in any of the meals (other than your cashew butter and I believe you ate that as a snack.) Fat is your friend on Whole30. 
    Compose your meals according to the template. That means 1-2 fats (you can eat more!) at EVERY meal. Think mayo, ghee, olive oil, olives, avocado, etc (not nuts which are a poorer fat source). And fill your plate with vegetables for bulk. I don't see any veggies for breakfast and 3 cups of "leafy greens" is the equivalent of about 1/2 cup of veggies. Add denser vegetables--carrots, peppers, squash, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower. Go wild! 
    If you are genuinely hungry between meals, have a mini-meal of protein and fat (or protein and veggies), but not too close to a meal. Eat fruit only occasionally and always as part of a meal and don't let fruit crowd the veggies off your plate.
    You can find the meal template here.
     
  25. cristinamt liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Sweet potato waffles   
    Sorry, no, this is recreating baked goods with compliant ingredients.  just eat the sweet potato and eggs and leave this for after 30 days.