Krystle0806

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    Krystle0806 reacted to kirbz in Breakfast - How Much is Too Much?   
    My first reaction is to tell you to trust your body to answer this question! I realize this is a departure from traditional diet culture where there's supposed to be a one-size-fits-all answer. What I love most about Whole30 is that it's a personal experiment. It acknowledges that everyone is different and tasks you to know your own body and figure it out for yourself. So, how does a meal that size make you feel? Does it keep you full for 4-5 hours between meals? Do you feel lethargic or overly full after a meal that size? Do you feel energized? If your body is having a good reaction, then it's a properly sized meal for you! 
    That being said, I am also highly active with mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, and climbing and my breakfasts are often enormous. I'll sometimes eat a whole small sweet potato and a whole small russet potato mixed as a hash, with three eggs and two slices of bacon and a glass of orange juice on the side! And I feel great after eating it! I even tend to lose weight when doing Whole30. 
    So yeah, use the Meal Template as a guide and trust your own body to tell you what is right and not right. You will have your own personal context that is not shared by anyone else here on the Forum so nobody can give you a better answer than you can! 
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    Krystle0806 got a reaction from RachelR in Whole30 Progress   
    I started my journey 6/25, today is day 6. I can honestly say I feel pretty good. I was GF before and I think that because of that I am used to finding substitutions for foods and eliminating things from my diet. I had a lot of the pantry items already so shopping was just making sure I had good meats, and I am adding more squash and potatoes than I am used to eating. Plus I really enjoy cooking. I have tried a few recipes on the website and from the cookbook. Just FYI some of the instructions online are lacking steps in the process and the recipes could really use some more spices to add to the flavors of the meals. There are a lot of spices that are W30 compliant so why aren't they incorporated more!? I am glad I am good at adding them on my own otherwise I would be kind of disappointed in the flavors of the meals I have made so far. Don't be afraid to add more spice! I have also been using Xantham Gum as a thickener and it is a little gummy, so I need to play with that substitution a little more and figure our the right balance. 
    One big success for me at the moment, is that my bowel movements are starting to normalize. I still have issues after taking my anxiety medication, it seems to bother my stomach a lot if I don't take it with very carb dense meals so I need to play a little more with the foods I eat or the times that I take the medication, but it is really nice to have pretty solid poops most of the time. That is a WIN! 
    One down side is my energy levels. I am used to working out a lot and at high intensity. I have had some trouble maintaining my energy levels to put the work in that I usually do. I do enjoy the POW meals but have trouble eating before the workout, so i am trying to plan workouts pretty soon after regular meals. The post meals are not hard, I keep some Epic Chicken Jerky bits that I keep in my car and snack on them after my workout, delicious! 
    I did do a big backpacking trip this past weekend and definitely did not have enough calories for the 30 miles w/ a 30lb pack on, that we did in 2 days. So I will need to work on the kinds of food I am packing and make sure I have enough calories to complete the harder activities and boy do I miss fresh veggies and fruits when I am backpacking. 
    Overall I can see incorporating this eating style long after my 30 days are over.  
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    Krystle0806 got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Whole30 Progress   
    I started my journey 6/25, today is day 6. I can honestly say I feel pretty good. I was GF before and I think that because of that I am used to finding substitutions for foods and eliminating things from my diet. I had a lot of the pantry items already so shopping was just making sure I had good meats, and I am adding more squash and potatoes than I am used to eating. Plus I really enjoy cooking. I have tried a few recipes on the website and from the cookbook. Just FYI some of the instructions online are lacking steps in the process and the recipes could really use some more spices to add to the flavors of the meals. There are a lot of spices that are W30 compliant so why aren't they incorporated more!? I am glad I am good at adding them on my own otherwise I would be kind of disappointed in the flavors of the meals I have made so far. Don't be afraid to add more spice! I have also been using Xantham Gum as a thickener and it is a little gummy, so I need to play with that substitution a little more and figure our the right balance. 
    One big success for me at the moment, is that my bowel movements are starting to normalize. I still have issues after taking my anxiety medication, it seems to bother my stomach a lot if I don't take it with very carb dense meals so I need to play a little more with the foods I eat or the times that I take the medication, but it is really nice to have pretty solid poops most of the time. That is a WIN! 
    One down side is my energy levels. I am used to working out a lot and at high intensity. I have had some trouble maintaining my energy levels to put the work in that I usually do. I do enjoy the POW meals but have trouble eating before the workout, so i am trying to plan workouts pretty soon after regular meals. The post meals are not hard, I keep some Epic Chicken Jerky bits that I keep in my car and snack on them after my workout, delicious! 
    I did do a big backpacking trip this past weekend and definitely did not have enough calories for the 30 miles w/ a 30lb pack on, that we did in 2 days. So I will need to work on the kinds of food I am packing and make sure I have enough calories to complete the harder activities and boy do I miss fresh veggies and fruits when I am backpacking. 
    Overall I can see incorporating this eating style long after my 30 days are over.  
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    Krystle0806 got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Whole30 Progress   
    I started my journey 6/25, today is day 6. I can honestly say I feel pretty good. I was GF before and I think that because of that I am used to finding substitutions for foods and eliminating things from my diet. I had a lot of the pantry items already so shopping was just making sure I had good meats, and I am adding more squash and potatoes than I am used to eating. Plus I really enjoy cooking. I have tried a few recipes on the website and from the cookbook. Just FYI some of the instructions online are lacking steps in the process and the recipes could really use some more spices to add to the flavors of the meals. There are a lot of spices that are W30 compliant so why aren't they incorporated more!? I am glad I am good at adding them on my own otherwise I would be kind of disappointed in the flavors of the meals I have made so far. Don't be afraid to add more spice! I have also been using Xantham Gum as a thickener and it is a little gummy, so I need to play with that substitution a little more and figure our the right balance. 
    One big success for me at the moment, is that my bowel movements are starting to normalize. I still have issues after taking my anxiety medication, it seems to bother my stomach a lot if I don't take it with very carb dense meals so I need to play a little more with the foods I eat or the times that I take the medication, but it is really nice to have pretty solid poops most of the time. That is a WIN! 
    One down side is my energy levels. I am used to working out a lot and at high intensity. I have had some trouble maintaining my energy levels to put the work in that I usually do. I do enjoy the POW meals but have trouble eating before the workout, so i am trying to plan workouts pretty soon after regular meals. The post meals are not hard, I keep some Epic Chicken Jerky bits that I keep in my car and snack on them after my workout, delicious! 
    I did do a big backpacking trip this past weekend and definitely did not have enough calories for the 30 miles w/ a 30lb pack on, that we did in 2 days. So I will need to work on the kinds of food I am packing and make sure I have enough calories to complete the harder activities and boy do I miss fresh veggies and fruits when I am backpacking. 
    Overall I can see incorporating this eating style long after my 30 days are over.  
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    Krystle0806 got a reaction from Sandy M in anyone ever start around their birthday?   
    First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thank you for the words of encouragement. I decided to start today myself, after 3 hours of grocery shopping yesterday. Good luck to you and have a wonderful day
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    Krystle0806 got a reaction from Belle_E_Coyote in HELP! I don't like most of the approved foods!   
    Have you looked at the premade meals for whole30? There are like 4 platforms that deliver meals and you can find the links on this website. That might be worth a try! I would say if you do go that route try and incorporate a little of one of the foods you don't like each time and start training your tastes to enjoy things you are not used to eating.
    Did you get a chance to read the book? I was able to download it through  my local libraries app and read it on kindle. I am still reading mine but I must says It is incredibly helpful, I am about to start my first round this week. There are a ton of tips and tricks about snacking/or not. Filling yourself up on your meals and strategies to get through the Whole30 plan. What each day looks like on Whole30, maybe some of what you are experiencing is normal?
    It seems like so much of this is a matter of will. What is it worth to you to try and eat this way? As my mom used to tell us when we didn't want to eat our veggies "if you truly are that hungry, you will eat it". haha