1 point@kirbz can you tell us a little more about your work travel? Are you going to a new city? What kind of accommodations? Are you given any sort of per diem to spend on your food? I really think there's a workable solution here. For example, there are so many "no cook" meals you can throw together in a hotel room if you at least have access to a grocery store and mini fridge. Happy to give some suggestions if this may work. This situation may require 20-30 minutes of prep each week, but thats it! This is going to be a little more difficult than most, but not undoable. The way I think about things is that life happens. There's always going to be a million reasons not to start making choices that are better for you. There will never be a perfect time to start.
1 pointHi, Shannon! I've been reading up on some of the weight loss surgery posts to see if I could do Whole 30. Grazing isn't typically and issue, but getting in enough calories is. I tend not to be hungry. That being said, I also tend to be somewhat dependent on protein shakes and protein bars for meals. I'm hoping that after sticking to Whole 30 for the month, that I will stop doing that and be eating and enjoying eating "real" food! I know that I will be happy not hearing lectures from my husband about eating better! I also believe that the whey protein and the artificial sweeteners in both the shakes and bars may be part of my problems. I'm actually looking forward to not being dependent on them! I've also started saving recipes from the three Whole 30 books I have, some which look so good that they'll probably be fixed during the next month before I start 'just because'!
1 pointHi, @RobinM. There have been other people who have done Whole30 post-gastric bypass, you can google Whole30 gastric bypass or Whole30 weight loss surgery to find more of those discussions if you want. One thing to keep in mind -- we really make a big deal about the meal template and eating three meals a day, no snacks. This is a recommendation, not a rule, and while it makes sense for the majority of people doing Whole30, it doesn't work as well for people who have had something like gastric bypass where you may not be able to eat that volume of food at one time. Eat amounts that make sense for you at each meal, and as many meals as you need throughout the day -- just be sure you're getting vegetables, protein, and fat at each meal, and try to avoid "grazing" -- in other words, plate up a (small) meal if you're hungry, don't just grab a handful of food every time you walk through the kitchen. If your doctor has you taking supplements, you can look for versions of those that meet Whole30 rules, but if that's not available, it's still best to follow your doctor's orders for that, or work with them if you decide you don't want to take them so that they can run any tests or keep an eye on things to make sure you're getting all the nutrients you need.