Physibeth

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  1. Why does this seem so stressful?!

    You might want to try easing back a bit on the fat and upping your protein and non-starchy veggies. Are you snacking because you are hungry or because that is what you are used to? Hungry being you would eat anything...even something boring and bland. If you must eat between meals try to make it a mini meal. Are you using the meal template to compose your meals? The early phases can be rough as this is when our hormones are shifting. It does often (but not always) get worse before it gets better.
  2. You could certainly attempt a vegetarian style "Whole30" which isn't really a true Whole30 because it makes allowances for some off plan foods. I'm not expert on this version of the program. This article might help you with being able to do a proper Whole30: http://whole9life.com/2013/02/eating-meat-a-primer-for-the-meat-challenged-2/ Overall your meal composition looks good though your meal 1 lacks veggies. I try not to eat carby things in the morning because I've found I have better energy and hunger cues if I don't. A post workout meal should be lean protein and some carby veggies - 2 hard boiled eggs has enough fat to delay getting the protein to the muscles. Another suggestion that you might not like - if you are dealing with anxiety and stress and insomnia running might not be the best thing for your body. That kind of cardio can be viewed as stress to your body and just make things worse. As far as the "meat just doesn't agree with me" you can get allergy tests done - some people have allergies to say poultry. However, our bodies are designed to eat meat but not eating meat for a long time makes it hard to start up again because your body has stopped producing the enzymes that break it down. Hope some of this helps...I know its a bit rambly.
  3. Why does this seem so stressful?!

    Can you give us a better idea of what you have been eating. Based on the one meal you posted I can make a couple of suggestions. I would increase your protein by adding another meat or more eggs. A serving of eggs when it is your only protein is as many whole ones as you can hold in your hand without dropping them - for most that is 3 or 4. I personally find that having starchy vegetables/fruit later in the day vs meal 1 works better for me energy wise. That is something you can experiment with. Everybody is different, hang in there.
  4. New Starbucks iced Green Peach tea bags

    This is fine. Enjoy.
  5. Home dinner invitation - strategies?

    I've also very frequently asked if it is ok for me to bring my own meal so they don't have to go to the trouble of catering to me (make it about them not you). You can still enjoy the company even if you bring your own food. That is what enjoying a meal together is really about after all.
  6. Cooking with wine

    My mother who is allergic to alcohol can definitely back this up. Any dish cooked in any form of alcohol for any length of time makes her bright red and itchy.
  7. Rabbit poos

    It's very hard to give advice without more details about what you have been eating and drinking. Lots of things can affect his.
  8. Tacos

    Have your fixings on top of a lovely salad maybe with some homemade plantain chips. It doesn't have to be hold able to be delicious.
  9. Day 18 and nausea and diahrrea

    First off don't be discouraged if your body doesn't follow the timeline exactly. It is pretty general. Second, can you give us an idea of what you have been eating the past 2-3 days including serving sizes as relate to your hand size? Also water, stress, sleep, activity can help us troubleshoot. Anything you added that you hadn't been eating? Also is it possible you are just sick?
  10. What caused the gas/bloat?

    Garlic and avocado are both FODMAPs as far as I know. Personally I get stomach distress if I pile on too many nightshades in one sitting. It's hard to really know. Keep experimenting.
  11. No worries...that is what we are here for. And thanks.
  12. Protein powders

    I can't see the ingredient list so I can't say if it is compliant from that stand point or not. Here is the official word on protein powder and Whole30:
  13. You've gotten great advice and I have nothing to add. Moving this to the Troubleshooting section of the forum though.
  14. Gained inches

    First - I'm going to move this to the troubleshooting section where it is a bit more appropriate and will get more responses. Second - It's hard to say what is and what isn't normal. Everyone's body is unique. Everyone's body lets go of fat differently. Could you give us more context to go on? What did a typical day of your food look like? What kind of exercise are you doing? What was your starting point? How much water are you drinking? How much sleep are you getting? Third - Did you have any other non scale victories?
  15. black tea ingredients

    That's fine.