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  1. I'm nearing the end of my second Whole30 and thought I would pass along three recommendations of good finds that helped fuel me during this round: 1) This breakfast casserole recipe from Nom Nom Paleo: https://nomnompaleo.com/italian-sausage-kale-casserole. I added unsweetened coconut milk in with the eggs. 2) These sweet potato/apple baby food pouches from Earth's Best: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FTB3LQK/ref=ox_sc_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AFU4RMPMSZBB6. 3) Artisana almond butter pouches: good after workout, https://www.amazon.com/Artisana-Organics-Ingredient-Handmade-10-1-06/dp/B005E94ZOY On my first round, I really struggled to find breakfast foods that fueled me for morning runs or workouts (OrangeTheory, Barre3). But I had much better luck this time!
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    Travel-Nut Pods

    Hi, I'm traveling next week for work and trying to plan ahead. Do people travel with Nut Pods for coffee, etc? Any other compliant creamers that are good for travel? Thanks! Julie
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    Sorry, forgot to include. I attached image for raspberry lime spindrift. The other flavors are similar with the fruit purée and juice.
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    Getting ready to start my second Whole30 in mid-January and already thinking of some shifts that will need to be made. I really enjoy the Spindrift beverages (in moderation), and want to confirm that these are compliant. TIA.
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    Day 24 - Where is the energy?

    Are you pretty much a healthy eater/in shape? I'm on Day 22 and not feeling any real great benefits either. However, I was a pretty clean eater (close to Paleo) before Whole30, and am in good shape (running, yoga, OrangeTheory). My husband, who is also doing Whole30 with me, feels great. My sense is that Whole30 doesn't really have any benefits for those of us that are already in shape and eating well (cutting out sugar, etc.).
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    Where's the Tiger Blood?

    Thanks, this helps very much. I'm feeling better this morning, actually--much more energy.
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    Where's the Tiger Blood?

    Excellent points, RandiW. My diet wasn't in terrible shape prior to Whole30--and I eliminated a lot of sugar prior to doing the Whole30, which is when I really noticed a difference in energy level. I think i've just hit some sort of mid-point slump, blah's, etc.
  8. I'm on my first Whole30, Day 15 (with husband). While I've definitely felt benefits, I'm sort of over it at this point, and wondering if I'm going to be able to muster the motivation to make it the last half. I'm tired, over all the meal prep and would kill for a bit of brie and glass of wine. Sort of hoping to feel the Tiger Blood at this point, but not feeling it. Is this normal? Thanks in advance, Julie
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    DC Friends: CAVA Grill on Whole30

    WOW. THANK YOU!! I'm on Day 2 and feeling overwhelmed. As in I can't contemplate dining out options, Cava and Little Beet are both near work/home, etc.
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    Pre/Post Workout Foods

    Oh my--can you tell I'm new?? LOL I'm gearing up for my first Whole30--so have a few more days to go. I've been off my daily morning smoothie+ pea protein powder (supposedly healthy) for a few days and feel SO much better already. After I read the Whole30 sugar info, I scrutinized the label and there were tons of sugar nasties in there. But I do find the supplements nice to have in a time crunch (when I'm not on Whole30)--it would just be nice to have a compliant one on hand.
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    Pre/Post Workout Foods

    What kind of protein powder do you use? I'd love to find one that is compliant!! The pea-protein one that I'm weening myself off has all sorts of sugar nasties.
  12. I *think* the Clif Bar Organic Energy Food pouches will work for you: http://www.clifbar.com/products/clif/organic-energy-food/banana-beet-with-ginger. I think only the Beet/Banana/Ginger ones will likely work for you? Also, an idea: what about pureeing a sweet potato, mixing with ghee, and carrying along in a small plastic bag on your runs? My running coach does this, and I plan on doing the same when I do Whole30 later this month (and embark on my weekly long distance runs).