PARyan

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    PARyan reacted to AnnaE67 in Day 1 April 10th   
    Finished Day 10! Made it through a crazy day of meetings and my girl's night. Luckily the friend hosting is doing Whole 30 and another friend has done it before. 
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    PARyan reacted to ThyPeace in Swimming on Whole30   
    Hi PARyan --
    Thanks for posting this!  I think it's an interesting question.  
    I was never a fully competitive swimmer either, unless you want to count 8th grade swim team.  I was a synchronized swimmer in college, and a life guard and swimming instructor.  On top of all that, I'm far from a Whole30 expert.  Nonetheless, here are a couple of thoughts:
    - 3000 meters is a good solid workout; far more intense than most people who are non-swimmers would realize.  I think you may not be getting enough food, based on what you said.  Glad you added potato/starch, and I think you should also add more protein.  You might want to add some vegetables to your breakfast, rather than fruit.  Some people find that the fruit isn't so helpful, and the hardcore Whole30ers will tell you that it encourages your body to make the wrong kind of glycogen (which is stored in your liver rather than in your muscles).  
    - How's the sleep?  If you're under 7.5 hours a night, try dialing it up to at least that and preferably more.
    - Make sure you are salting your food and eating lots of veggies to get your potassium.  And hydrate.  You sweat a ton when you swim, even if you don't notice it.  And at least for me, my body seems to process tons of pee while I'm swimming!  (TMI, I know...)
    - Since you're doing masters swimming, does the program also include weights or strength training?  If so, make sure you factor that into your plans.
    Good luck with the swims!  I miss that form of exercise quite often, but it doesn't work into my schedule these days.
    ThyPeace, recovering from Easter overindulgence.
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    PARyan reacted to ladyshanny in Swimming on Whole30   
    Hi @PARyan - this "lead legs" or reduced stamina is pretty common in the beginning stages of Whole30 when your body is working out fat adaptation. It is not swimming specific and most of the discussion surrounding reduced stamina is in other exercise threads. Take a look through the Athletes portion of the forum and read up on any of the threads that discuss lead legs, reduced stamina, decreased energy, decreased performance. A google search of "Whole30" and any of those search terms will return you a wealth of results. 
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    PARyan reacted to AnnaE67 in Day 1 April 10th   
    Day 7 and my first all-in dinner, meaning I made everything and embraced the meat and fats! Tenderloin, zucchini noodles with olive oil and red onions, roasted potatoes with s & p, olive oil, parsley & paprika and a slaw made with watermelon radishes, cucumbers, fennel, cilantro dressed with homemade aioli, lemon, olive oil.

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    PARyan reacted to ShannonM816 in Day 1 April 10th   
    For any restaurant, it's best to check before you eat there -- Chipotle's website is very helpful about listing ingredients. Unless it's changed lately, carnitas over salad or whatever raw vegetables they have with guac and salsa should be fine. 
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    PARyan reacted to simpleexannie in Day 1 April 10th   
    @PARyan @Purejoy
    I've been feeling down too. Not sure if it's because I don't have enough fat intake or cause I saw my ex yesterday and he makes me emotional (probably both, lol!)
    A friend of mine who introduced me to this said that everyone is different and sometimes we'll feel a change later than the timeline said. I think we should just focus on following the rules.
    Part of the reason I'm doing this is cause there's a history of diabetes in my family. @jmbcn do you know which starchy vegetables would be good to eat in this case? I LOOOOOOVE potatoes but I've been told I eat too much of them lol so I haven't had any since I started, but maybe that's why I'm hungry?
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    PARyan got a reaction from simpleexannie in Day 1 April 10th   
    I hear you about Easter - avoiding treats etc. will be tough (but doable!).  Can you bring a dish to share?  Then you can mainly eat that without being overly tempted?  Welcome to the thread and keep it up!
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    PARyan got a reaction from Reegs in Day 1 April 10th   
    Cool!  Keep it up.  I felt a little odd/emotional Day 2 so maybe that's part of the "turbulence" at the start?  I've had a few brushes with sugar as well where I've had to stop and remind myself, for example, that I can't have that hot chocolate (at least for 30 days...).  Let's keep this thread going and hopefully we can all support each other along the way.  
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    PARyan got a reaction from simpleexannie in Day 1 April 10th   
    Hey simpleexannie,
    I'm feeling pretty decent today.  Food has definitely been on my mind a lot going to sleep but I haven't dreamt of going rogue...yet.  
    jmcbn - thank you for the comments, it's helping me gauge my own meals / consumption.  Good to hear from someone experienced.
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    PARyan got a reaction from simpleexannie in Day 1 April 10th   
    Hey - just saw this.  I finished Day 3 feeling pretty decent and feel pretty good starting Day 4.  Not sure if a hammer is getting ready to hit me or if it means I'm doing well following the plan.  Keep it up!
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    PARyan got a reaction from Reegs in Day 1 April 10th   
    Cool!  Keep it up.  I felt a little odd/emotional Day 2 so maybe that's part of the "turbulence" at the start?  I've had a few brushes with sugar as well where I've had to stop and remind myself, for example, that I can't have that hot chocolate (at least for 30 days...).  Let's keep this thread going and hopefully we can all support each other along the way.  
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    PARyan reacted to Purejoy in Day 1 April 10th   
    Hey everyone!  I started on the 10th as well!
    I haven't had too many cravings, but have been sooooo tired. I've had a "cheating" Dream every night.  And I get so full so fast. So then I'm hungry 2 hours later. 
    I think I need to increase my fat intake. 
    I also woke up this am feeling a little down. I'm ready to start feeling better! 
    Also, I'm scared of Easter dinner at my mother in laws. Any ideas?
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    PARyan reacted to simpleexannie in Day 1 April 10th   
    This morning I woke up earlier than I expected and tried to fall back to sleep but I couldn't. And now I'm slightly tired. How's your day 3 going besides the tiredness? I also had a dream that I ate something non-compliant... it wasn't quite a nightmare but there was definitely some panicking inside the dream lol
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    PARyan reacted to Reegs in Day 1 April 10th   
    Hi - 4/10 was our start date too (husband/wife team).  Thank you for starting this thread.  It has some great tips on adding fat to our diet (thank you moderator)!  It's been going well so far.  We started this journey to really detox our body and start fresh again.  Yesterday (day 2), I had to run to the grocery store.  What a crazy experience after only 1.5 days on the plan... sugar cravings skyrocketed as I walked through the bakery... and I'm not even a fan of cakes and pies!  Suffice it to say, that was the quickest grocery run I've ever done!  My husband experienced headaches yesterday (I told him he needed more fats).  No headaches for me thus far, but I'm starting to get very tired and unmotivated today, late afternoon (3:30ish).  I also woke a little depressed today, which I thought was odd.
    Glad to join the crew!  Thanks in advance for all your help seeing us through this
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    PARyan got a reaction from simpleexannie in Day 1 April 10th   
    Yes, let's partner up "virtually!"  How are you feeling?  At the start of Day 3 I am tired.  I've been spending a lot of time meal planning and prepping - probably not far enough in advance - so my evenings have been a little short.  My wife is enjoying the dinners I make - now I have to get her to help make them too :-).  I hope you are doing well!
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    PARyan reacted to jmcbn in Day 1 April 10th   
    Acocado (& oil), nuts/seeds (& their oils & butter eaten in moderation), home-made mayo & mayo based sauces, coconut milk/flakes/oil/flesh, clarified butter/ghee, fatty cuts of meats such as ribs, brisket, chicken wings/thighs with skins on, olives (& olive oil), rendered animal fats such as lard, tallow etc., compliant bacon...... That should keep you going!
    And not all in one sitting, obviously! 
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    PARyan reacted to Cdanib685 in Day 1 April 10th   
    I started Monday as well and agree, I'm feeling tired today!  Luckily the sun is finally shining here in Chicago so I'm hoping that pulls me out of a slump as it's been so rainy!  Just had my breakfast..a piece of egg frittata with veggies and chicken sausage in it.  Ready to take on the day!  Make it a good one!  
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    PARyan got a reaction from simpleexannie in Day 1 April 10th   
    Just finished a successful Day 1 - only 29 to go!  Feeling a bit hungry so perhaps need to adjust portion sizes.  It is a little stressful making sure all meals are covered a day in advance but as I think someone advised - take it an hour at a time.  Also a little tough doing it solo, and my family make chocolate chip cookies tonight...but I'm pretty resolute.  On to Day 2...
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    PARyan reacted to simpleexannie in Day 1 April 10th   
    I started yesterday too! We can go solo together lol
    Today my colleagues went out to lunch without me and I was a little jealous...
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    PARyan got a reaction from simpleexannie in Day 1 April 10th   
    Just finished a successful Day 1 - only 29 to go!  Feeling a bit hungry so perhaps need to adjust portion sizes.  It is a little stressful making sure all meals are covered a day in advance but as I think someone advised - take it an hour at a time.  Also a little tough doing it solo, and my family make chocolate chip cookies tonight...but I'm pretty resolute.  On to Day 2...