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    3 post first day meal planning questions

    @Jihanna, I love how you put that, thanks!
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    3 post first day meal planning questions

    @ShannonM816 Thanks for the fast response!! Some follow up... 1) I've been using the template, I guess my question had me wondering why a male and a female would both fill their entire plate. I know a males palm will be bigger than mine but then the veggies fill the entire plate and so on.... do you know what I mean? But I will keep following what you're saying! 2 & 3) Great, thank you! I know I overthink a lot of things. I just am finding sooo many good recipes online and want to mix and match meals. Like I said, I used to weigh and track macros, so in that life, my breakfast vs. lunch vs. dinner definitely affected each other to keep the macros perfectly in line. Sounds like I can pick any whole30 meal throughout the day as long as I'm staying compliant with the meal template. Also keeping in mind if I have a fatty lunch then to go easy on the fats at dinner, etc. Thanks again!
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    First Date?

    @Shani_SWP When you get things like what you said for lunch and dinner, what are the questions you have to ask the server to make sure its compliant? Do you ask that they don't use any soy products to cook it with or any dressings? Am I missing anything? I feel like I might be over-thinking the eating out thing but not sure! I went out with someone for the first time last Friday (pre-whole30, 1/10/20) and it surprisingly went great. They want to take me to dinner this week, but I feel like I'm gonna ruin my first Whole30 the first week if I say yes! I started on 1/14/20 and want to keep going strong after day one! hahaha
  4. So a lot of my questions after my first day (1/14/19) revolve around meal planning, I'm just gonna fire them off.. 1) Does the Whole30 guide book and the servings for each recipe take into account male vs. female portion control? I found that I was stuffed by the end of breakfast on the first day and didn't eat the fruit that's on the meal plan. Anyways, the portions just seem big to me but I used to be a 4-6 meal/day, weighing everything I ate, person. Should we just eat until we've had enough and then up the meals/day if needed until we can get down to 3-4 meals/day? Or should I finish the whole serving size in the recipe and try to cut to 3-4 meals/day now? 2) When planning ... I want to plan the days meals on my own because I'm seeing so many recipes that look great, but I was curious if the 7-Day meal plan (on pg. 196) is set up in a specific way? Basically, does my meal around lunch impact what my meal at dinner should be or should everything go by the meal planning pdf? If I have a lean protein at lunch should I go for a fatty protein at dinner? This is kind of a hard question to explain but hopefully you get what I'm saying! Basically, can I just choose any Whole30 recipe I find and go with it for whatever meal? 3) I like meal prepping so I don't have to cook much during the work week. What I have been doing for the past few years is making 2-3 recipes/week and then just eating that all week (bc I'm lazy but it works for me). For day one, I had the spinach frittata and half an avocado for breakfast. For lunch, I had the protein salad (chicken) on a bed of baby spinach with ranch dressing and a side of fruit. For a pre-workout snack, I had a lemon LARABAR. For my post-workout meal which was at dinner time so it was also for dinner, I had the perfect ground meat with italian seasoning, tomato sauce and roasted spaghetti squash (I probably had 1/2 of the serving size that the recipe makes, it is a lot of food! But that did fill my plate anyways.) My actual question here is... can I eat that exact meal plan for 4 days in a row? It really has never bothered me to eat the same thing everyday, I'll switch it up next week, and I have a ton of leftovers anyways from making the whole recipe from the book! I guess I am wondering if I might be missing key nutrients by not switching things up. Any discussion here would be helpful