Maria17

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  1. Maria17

    No weight loss

    So I've been going over what kind of fats I can add to my meals... a few questions. The salad dressing I use is made up of half vinegar and half avocado oil, including of course some spices . If I'm using that in my salad every day for lunch do I still need to add an extra fat? Can I add some seeds for my fat? Such as almonds or pinenuts in my salad? If I add avocado to my breakfast, how much do I need to add? I have read a few places that people recommend half an avocado? That seems like a lot. I don't love avocados so that might be a struggle. I'm having a hard time thinking up other that sources. I don't like creamy stuff like mayo. Thanks!
  2. Maria17

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    So FAT in, larabars and snacking with almond butter out! Thanks everyone for your help!
  3. Maria17

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    Sounds good...I'll keep my 3 eggs after:) thanks.
  4. Maria17

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    For sure!! I think I need some FATS! Lol...apparently I now see I am not eating any. Was thinking what I'm frying my eggs/food in counted. Feeling kind of stupid about that :-/
  5. Maria17

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    Wow, I had no idea spinach cooks down to nothing! I've been thinking I'm doing so good having so much spinach with my eggs...if I have a hardboiled egg for my preworkout should I only have 2 after my workout? I've always wondered if I'm eating too much eggs. Thank you for the tips! I'm doing starting another whole30 April 3 and will take all of this with me:)
  6. Maria17

    No weight loss

    Hmm, does cooking your eggs in avocado oil count as fat? I guess I probably am lacking fats in breakfast and lunch. I was wondering about the half Lara bar in the am. I will change that out for a hard boiled egg. Should I cut back my three eggs to two then after my workout? I'll try cutting out the nut butter and fruit too. My sleep is good...I sleep around 7 hours a night. Stress isn't great...just went back to teaching full time so it's been busy fitting everything in with my two little ones at home. My energy has been pretty good. Everything else has been pretty good...I do feel great! I totally get it that whole30 isn't for weight loss...I'll be the first to remind my friends about that point. I do it for the energy, mind clarity and general great feeling. However having just done two and being heavier than I have ever been (including right after giving birth to both of my children) it definitely strikes me as odd and leaves me wondering what I'm doing wrong.
  7. Maria17

    No weight loss

    Yes, maybe I should cut out some fruit.
  8. Maria17

    No weight loss

    I also hesitated for fear of the "not about weight loss" backlash. I love everything about this program. It makes me feel amazing but wondering WHY also. I'm 15lbs heavier now than I was after my first whole30 2 years ago. I feel like I'm eating the same but am actually working out more than my first whole30 (not excessively) So WHY?! Lol!
  9. Maria17

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    Maybe I'm eating too big of a serving of startches with my dinner?
  10. Maria17

    No weight loss

    I definitely have excess fat to lose, especially around my midsection. None of my jeans that I own fit anymore and I feel uncomfortable. I am not trying to hack the program to lose weight. Like I said, weight loss wasn't my main reason for doing a whole30. My main reasons were to get back on a healthy track and for more energy. I very much stick to the rules and recommendations. Here's an average day. 1/2 of an approved Lara bar at 5am before a workout (either 3 mile run or 30 min strength training) breakfast/post workout meal: 3eggs scrambled with handful of spinach and half an orange lunch @ 11:30: chicken breast, big spinach salad with carrots and peppers and approved homemade salad dressing, half an orange 3pm: banana with almond butter 6:30 dinner: some kind of meat, usually chicken with a bunch of roasted vegetables like broccoli, peppers and Brussel sprouts, with roasted yams and usually an apple. I drink a cup of green tea and only water for the rest of the day. Am I doing something wrong with my food?
  11. Over the last 5 years I've done 5 whole30's, having done the last two in the last 4 months. I usually do them after New Years to get back on track with my eating after the holidays. I am an active person, working out 4-5 days a week. I completed a whole30 in September and another one in February. I followed it just as I have every other time, exercised consistently at least 5 days a week and did not lose a pound. I know the point of whole30 isn't to lose weight. However after the summer I found myself 10 pounds over weight and was hoping one of the positive results of these whole30's would be to shed some of that body fat. Each time I found none of my clothes getting loser or any other signs of fat loss. After each round I have weighed myself and found not a single pound lost. In between the two whole 30s I continued to eat Paleo about 90% of the time. Its getting quite frustrating! I don't know what I'm doing wrong here!