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  1. If fitness is a hobby and you're not struggling to keep weight on, I'm not sure why you think you need a preworkout meal for running. Have you tried just eating after? Post-workout nutrition spike for recovery/rebuild seems more important there.
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  2. I feel like the almond industry has done a stellar job somehow advertising themselves as "high" in protein. Yeah, they've got some protein, but they are much higher in fat and are considered a fat source on the whole30. The unflavored paleo protein from Amy Myers has no sweeteners or other ingredients: https://store.amymyersmd.com/products/the-myers-way-paleo-protein-unflavored I'd say it needs to be blended. (You can't just stir it into something, in my limited experience.) Maybe a blend of pureed sweet potato (you can find cans of this in some stores), coconut milk, and pro
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  3. Whole Nerdy

    Over-50 Whole 30

    I want to share a bit about what I see as the advantages of Whole 30 eating for people over 50, with one possible caveat. A while back when I was a lithe young thing in my thirties, a friend of mine in his mid-fifties sat down heavily on a bench and said to me, "You see, this is what happens when you get older--your muscles get all achy." I remember thinking, Oh, no, I don't want that to be me. Cut to me in my late forties and early fifties--sure enough, I'd wake up in the morning, shuffle my sore limbs to the bathroom, and look back at a puffy face. I just thought it was normal. Then I s
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  4. My husband and I are both 52 and on day 15 of Whole30. We've been surprised at how unexpectedly easy it has been. He is usually the complainer when it comes to trying something new that requires eliminating things he loves, but he has not caved once and has even talked me down from a weak moment. Haha! I just wanted to echo the huge NSV that we are already experiencing in the way of fewer joint aches and more energy. I am thrilled to also see that the plantar fasciitis that I have been struggling with for the past four months is starting to improve. I believe that most Americans suffer fr
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  5. Neophiyte

    Starting Oct 14, 2019

    Started yesterday... if you need someone to commiserate with. Meal prepping for the week has helped me get away from the sandwiches. I make enough either Buffalo or hamburgers (no bun), then a bunch of veggies to go with it. Frozen tri colored cauliflower, tri colored carrots, and peas, asparagus, (steamed) and a baked potato with some avocado oil to add some fat to it.
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  6. Hi Jredl! I can relate - I'm the only one in my household of 4 as well, with a sorta-kinda supportive spouse who doesn't quite get how rigorous the whole thing is. I eat sandwiches for lunch too, but last week I brought left-over dinner instead, and I really enjoyed having a warm lunch (although it takes a little bit longer, which is a challenge with my job). I can imagine bringing chicken salad in lettuce or endive boats - that could work, and I have big plans to make some big pots of soup. So we'll see! I went to your user profile and "followed" you, because I could use a buddy to
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  7. Settyfitness

    Starting Oct 14, 2019

    Good luck to you. you have a ton of people here to support you and a ton of resources. I used to have sandwiches for lunch and my easiest solution was finding compliant deli meat (applegate turkey is what I use now) and putting it in a lettuce wrap with cucumbers, tomatoes, and mustard. Sometimes I even add a slice of Whole30 compliant bacon (which applegate also makes). In the last 2 years I mostly use the deli meat on top of a salad with a hard boiled egg and avocado to make like a cobb or chef salad. I hope this helps a little bit.
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  8. Newsland33

    Over-50 Whole 30

    I'm also a 50-something and I can totally relate to what you are saying in regards to the aches, pains and concentration skills. I was another one of those whose joints creaked in the morning and ached at night, and within two weeks, I felt decade younger. More flexibility, less inflammation and joint pain. I also found myself able to concentrate at a higher level for longer periods of time. I'm four months out from when I started W30, and my habits, lifestyle and heath have all changed dramatically for the positive. The type of fuel we put in the one engine we have DOES matter. It j
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