Eye of the Tiger

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  1. Eye of the Tiger

    Almost done and feeling so much worse!

    How many hours without food is considered IF? I'm not currently doing a round of w30, but my FF is very close to w30. I have to workout early, first thing in the morning. I don't eat anything before because it makes me sick, and I don't have time to wait 60-75 min. I'm not going to sacrifice sleep. And per directions from my functional practitioner I eat a snack consisting of a lot of healthy fat about an hour before sleep (to combat insomnia), along with a compliant magnesium supplement. I have no problems working out in the mornings, and it hasn't even been 12 hours since my healthy fat snack and when I start working out at about 5 am. It works for me. But I also have become fat adapted, and I limit my fruit servings to 2-3 servings.
  2. Eye of the Tiger

    Quick note about a HUGE health NSV!

    I have had black beans and peanuts only as far as legumes go. Rice caused inflammation, insomnia, and anxiety for 3 days until being back on w30 for 3 days finally detoxed it out of me. I have autoimmune disorders and scoliosis with 2 long rods in my back. I've had chronic back pain since I was 12. But it is much better with w30! Sorry I didn't see your comment until today. Good luck with your reintro!
  3. Eye of the Tiger

    Plethora of Problems

    If you start taking magnesium make sure all the ingredients are compliant. Many are not. I also have low vit D levels, so I take an all-in-one cal-mag-vit D by Rainbow Light, and it is compliant. As @tiva said magnesium helps with sleep, but it can also cause diarrhea (but that might be a blessing for you right now). I would start with a low dose. I was also having muscle twitching when I first started w30, and the magnesium eliminated the twitching. Good luck!
  4. Eye of the Tiger

    Quick note about a HUGE health NSV!

    @Nana Valente I'm doing great! Thanks! I completed the w30, and I'm on day 9 of reintro. I'm doing the slow roll reintro, so I've only reintro'd legumes and corn. I found out I can have occasional legumes, and they give me lots of energy for a good workout. Food made with corn will only be a rare treat because of how it affected me. I won't be reintro-ing dairy or gluten for a long time, if ever. I've been gluten and dairy free for a long time before w30. My next reintro food is going to be rice, then oats, then added sugar. I'm adding separate food types, not groups like non-grain foods all in the same day. I'm doing that because I have specific food sensitivities I'm trying to figure out. I expect my heartrate to lower more because I just started jogging last week, along with other exercise. I was going to reintro rice today, but waiting until tomorrow or Friday because it has taken a while for my stomach to recover from the corn products.
  5. Eye of the Tiger

    Starting March 6

    @spunky1 you can weigh tomorrow if you want to. My day 30 was yesterday. I followed all the rules. It's just a suggestion, but reintro is really encouraged so that you find out how each of those food groups makes you feel. And according to the book, you eat the same reintro food group for 3 meals in a day (unless you find out in the first or second meal you have a bad reaction to it). Then for the next 2-3 days you eat w30 compliant to reset your body for the next food that you reintro. Of course it's all a very personal decision. I just want to know exactly what has a negative impact on my health before I go on vacation April 27th. I won't be reintro-ing dairy or gluten for a couple of months though, if ever. I've been gluten and dairy free for a while, before w30. I can't wait to see everyone's findings / results!
  6. Eye of the Tiger

    Starting March 6

    @frogtox I think the "wheels will come off" with every one of us. But hopefully we learn every time, and with every turn of the FFF page I ate black beans with breakfast and no issues so far (hour and a half ago).
  7. Eye of the Tiger

    Starting March 6

    Today is day 1 of intro for me since I started March 5th. I decided to start with legumes. Not much change in my diet. Still w30 compliant except for adding a serving of legumes with each meal today, and then back to w30 for the next 3 days. Then I will reintro corn on Sat. I'm down 7 lbs, from 118 to 111. I've not counted calories, weighed.... Just ate until I was satisfied. I'm 5'2, and I think my goal weight is around 105-110. I am doing w30 for health reasons though (autoimmune disorders wreaking havoc on my body). The weightloss is just a bonus. Happy day 30 to everyone!
  8. Eye of the Tiger

    Starting March 6

    So who are all the rock stars who have made it this far with no slips?
  9. Eye of the Tiger

    Starting March 6

    Don't be sad @DaskiMom! Unless you aren't doing the reintro proticol whole30 doesn't end with day 30. I have several health problems, including autoimmune disorders. So I will be doing the reintro, slowly adding one of the rule breakers about every 4 days (while keeping the rest of my diet w30 compliant). Reintro is pretty much the same as w30, but just adding like a serving of rice, or whatever you are reintroducing. I know a lot of people don't go through reintro, but if I don't the w30 will have been a waste for me.
  10. Eye of the Tiger

    March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    Good luck to everyone starting today! You can do this! If this is your first round just know that if you're having a tough day during this process, or a tough week, you will get through it! It's just 30 days. And it gets easier and better!! Day 23 of my first round, going strong now. But I've had some challenging days for sure!
  11. Eye of the Tiger

    March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    @bronnyd I made bone broth this weekend! It cost me about $8.50 to make what would have cost over $100 if I ordered the same grass fed broth online! Plus I had bones leftover for my dogs to enjoy! I filled 5 kombucha bottles with broth, put 2 cups in a soup for tonight, and filled 5 ice cube trays to have in the coming weeks
  12. Eye of the Tiger

    March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    @mariannne I will probably do a second w30 after the first week of June. I will be in CO on vacation the end of May / beginning of June on vacation. I plan on having some dairy and gluten free baked goods during my vaca! Days 5 and 6 were hard for me too, as in still the cravings and very low energy!
  13. Eye of the Tiger

    March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    @mariannne I'm reading the books. And The Whole 30 book has a section telling you how a lot of people feel during each phase. I have had very similar feelings during those days. Just be strong! Days 10 and 11 are usually the toughest, and the days when most who don't make it quit. Don't quit! It gets much much better after that! For me right after those days my energy started really picking up, food started tasting delicious! And in 21 days my resting HR has decreased by 9 BPM! I have only worked out 5 times in the 21 days, so it's pretty much just due to eating healthy!
  14. Eye of the Tiger

    March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!

    @mariannne, I tried my coffee with full fat coconut milk this morning, and it was pretty good. But I think I'm going to follow your lead and try some cinnamon in my next cup. Which will be in less than 5 min
  15. Eye of the Tiger

    Quick note about a HUGE health NSV!

    Just a quick note.... Day 20 of my first round is today! I tend to have a high heartrate and really low BP. I have mitral valve prolapse, and genetically predisposed to heart problems. I'm not overweight. I started my w30 because of a number of health issues. I just happened to check my fitbit, and my resting heartrate has dropped 9 BPM since I started w30! I just looked at the graph on Fitbit and it slowly lowered since that day! And I've only worked out 4 times. But I'm starting back to my workouts tomorrow because I now have pretty consistent tiger blood!!