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  1. Does anyone know if the nicola flavor of LaCroix water is compliant as well, or is it not really in the spirit of Whole30?
  2. Thanks MeadowLily and synchroswim4. The veggie mash does sound really good. I'll look into that. I do have a microwave veggie steamer so maybe I could use that to make the mash as well. I'll try to use the lunch boxes I have at home (unfortunately not the type you mentioned), but if I find that space is a problem in my bag maybe I'll look into getting one! Thanks so much for your help! I haven't started practice yet, but once I do I'll try to make mention of it so others with similar situations can benefit as well!
  3. In roughly the last week or so of my Whole30, I will start swimming again for my college team and I'm extremely concerned about being properly fueled (especially for the two-a-day practices). Morning practices start at 5:15 am and go until 7-something depending on the day. Afternoon practices are around 4:30 pm until 6:30. I already am aware that I need my pre-workout meal for at least the morning practices (I was thinking a hard-boiled egg or a spoon of almond butter--if I can stomach either) and a post-workout protein/carb which I haven't figured out yet (something that can sit in a steamy pool locker room for at least 2 hours or more and be edible afterwards). My main concern is being able to make it through the grueling practices without any major side effects. Should carb-loading on starchy vegetables be my main concern during my main meals? I'm just a little overwhelmed with the whole idea of trying to eat 6-7 meals in the span of one day (besides all the classes and other activities I have during the day) and also not completely dying or throwing up during practices. I also noticed there wasn't a topic (to my knowledge) for purely competitive swimmers so I figured this could be helpful to others in the same situation or something similar.
  4. Sorry, bad choice of words. What I meant by Whole365 was to do what you recommended. Basically eating Whole30 until I can't due to circumstances like meets where I don't get to choose my food. I guess I'll try to eat according to Whole30 as much as I can and then figure out a better compromise during the season. Thank you for your help.
  5. Hi guys. I have quite the dilemma on my hands. I'm starting my Whole30 on the 26th of August (two days before I go back to college). The only problem with doing my W30 during college is that I'm also on the swim team (where carb loading is a popular pass time). I'm concerned that I won't be able to stay properly fuelled and finish my reintroduction correctly when the time comes because after every meet its either pizza or pasta for dinner. There's also the issue of keeping enough carbs in my system to survive grueling two-a-day practices. For meets, I was thinking about packing my own lunches before the meets (maybe a mason jar salad with lots of carbs or something?) and snacks during the meets (dates + almond butter and some homemade larabars) however, I don't think that I can also bring along dinner... And bringing enough food for a multiple day meet is out of the question. The other issue is that my campus is a residential campus so getting food from off campus is more difficult (mainly due to swimming and my class schedule). So making my own meals is an extremely rare possibility. At most I want to say that I could make it to the local grocery store once a month, but I'd be on my bike so there's that limitation. Also, since it's a residential campus I'm at the mercy of the dining hall and whatever they cook their meals in or "secret" (read: non-compliant) ingredients they sneak in. However, we do have an allergen-friendly line (which avoids all the major allergens) only sometimes they have legumes and other things that I personally just don't like. I guess my real question is is whether I should attempt to do a "Whole365" (even though it's not recommended) until swimming season ends and then do an actual W30 after it does. Or what other options I have. Thanks in advance for your help.