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  1. Hey all, I've decided to consider this my last day of my whole30. That melatonin I took that had the sweetener was pretty tiny so I think I was being a bit too strict on my decision about that. So, here are my final results for my first 30 days: Starting weight: 263.4 End weight: 248 (loss of 15.4 lbs) Other benefits: My foot pain is 85% reduced More mental clarity/more interest in learning things My body feels leaner and a little bit stronger I've seen some glimpses of tiger blood. I'm happier/more optimistic about life Where do I go from here? Well, I'm still very serious about losing that 100 lbs. I am not going to do continuous whole30s to get there, however. I think the advice to not whole30 all the time is good just because of how strict this program is. For instance, I wanted to make a dessert out of bananas, chia seeds and coconut milk but knew that was against the spirit of whole30. I should be able to make desserts occasionally without feeling guilty about it so I am going to continue on a strict Paleo diet instead. Same idea, just a little less rigid. After I lose the 100 lbs I will focus on getting physically stronger through strength training. I have no desire to look like Arnold, but I do want to be as physically strong as I can be. It helps I've always loved to lift weights. This last week I've missed some meals due to not being as organized as I need to be. So there is plenty of room for improvement. I will hang out for a while just to see how everyone finishes up their whole30. Finish strong everyone!
  2. More digestive distress today. Thought I'd gotten past this. I think my body is coming to terms with all the veggies. Saw RxBars in the store so I bought the blueberry flavor just to try it. I absolutely loved it. Yet another thing I need to stay far far away from because I could live on those things.
  3. I've never heard of Wild Zora. Going to have to check that out.
  4. Note: There are some non-compliant Larabars so read your ingredients. Cherry Pie is my favorite.
  5. @kirbz How about taking Larabars or RxBars? Those are compliant and might make you feel better on the trail having some snacks to take along. I haven't tried the RxBars yet but Larabars are awesome.
  6. Ouch! Sorry to hear about your rotator cuff @Hope4Overcomers. If you would stop doing all those tiger blood somersaults you wouldn't be having these problems! Wishing you a speedy recovery! I've been plugging along although I did get a nasty cold for a day. Not sure if it was detox or a real cold but it was nasty as heck for a day and then mostly gone the next day. If that was a real cold I healed from that pretty dang fast. I also went up a notch on my belt, which is very exciting. And I seem to be obsessed with pickles recently (no I'm not pregnant). These aren't your standard pickles. They are the equivalent of a home canned version (full sprigs of dill, big chunks of garlic and a habanero in the brine). The only thing non-whole30 about them is they aren't organic but since everything else I eat is organic I figured I could make one little exception to give myself a treat. Big mistake. Those pickles were so good I ate the entire (large) jar in one sitting. I picked up another jar today and am half-way through it. Now I am wondering why I don't just pickle my own veggies? Something to think on later. I am going to stop eating pickles after this jar since they are interfering with me eating my normal diet. I'm pretty sure a pile of pickles doesn't have an impressive amount of nutrition.
  7. I just checked the book and it says to choose one or more fat sources, so in reality a person could have up to that many calories and fat, not that they would want to.
  8. Huh. Then the template needs to be clarified because it seems, from how it's phrased to indicate more than that.
  9. I definitely want to go to a 90/10 as well but I want to lose that 100 lbs first. As long as I can manage it and not slide I'll be happy.
  10. Look at what the template says you can have per meal. You can have ALL of the following per meal: 1/2 can coconut milk (I counted that as 7 oz) 1 avocado 1-2 thumbsizes of oils (I counted it as 2 tblsp) 1-2 thumbsizes of butter (ghee, etc) 1-2 open (heaping) handfuls shredded coconut (I counted this as 1 cup) 1-2 open (heaping) handfuls olives (I counted this as 1 cup) One closed handful nuts and seeds (I added this as 1/4 cup sunflower seeds) I plugged all of that into an app called chronometer and that is what I got.
  11. So sorry to hear you are going. Hope you feel better soon.
  12. So I took another look at the food template and decided to calculate the allowed fat per meal (yes, I realize I seem to be obsessed with this subject). It is way more fat than I realized. I had to guess at how much a "heaping handful" was so this is a rough guestimate, but it looks like people can eat up to 170 grams of fat per meal, which is almost 1700 calories. An entire bottle of Tessamae's ranch is 190 grams of fat, just as comparison. What makes it really confusing is how they have it separated into oils, coconut milk, shredded coconut, olives, etc. Who is going to eat like that? Why not just say you can have up to 170 grams of healthy fats and to try to get those fats from a variety of sources?
  13. So sorry things are so rough for you right now @Cmclean. I'm wondering if you just need more calories during the transition. The first time I did this diet I was ravenous and ate massive amounts of food. I thought this diet was going to cost me a fortune. Then about 3 weeks in I suddenly had no appetite and had to force myself to eat. This time I've just been using lots of fat each meal and it seems to be doing the same thing (except cheaper lol). My appetite is going down now on day 19 (which I think tells me that my body is starting to burn body fat). So I will cut back quite a bit on the fat I am eating so I can make sure I have enough of an appetite for 3 meals a day. The way I understand it there are 3 sources of energy :carbs, fats and protein. But I think protein is really hard for the body to convert to energy. You won't get much in terms of energy from the veggies you are eating either. I assume you are maxing on the two servings of fruit/potato for your carb source of energy? I am no expert, so a moderator can jump in if I'm giving bad advice, but you might want to increase the amount of fat you are consuming daily. And if that doesn't work eat more fruit than recommended. It would be better to do that than give up completely. You can always transition to less fruit and fat later once your body is more efficiently burning body fat. Just a thought.