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    Juice06870 got a reaction from AnitaC in Matt's January Whole30   
    Sorry i have some catching up to do here.  Life has been quite busy the past few months, but especially this past week.  
     
    Day 28:
    Couldn't fall asleep until midnight, and then was up at 5am today.  
    B: 3 pieces compliant bacon, whole plaintain (sliced, fried in coconut oil, dusted w/ sea salt, nutmeg and cinnamon), 4 eggs with mushrooms and hot sauce.
    L: Chilled shrimp with squeezed lemon. Butternut squash, coconut milk (about 1/4+ of a can)
    Snack: RX Bar & Macadamia Nuts
    D: Chop't salad with grilled chicken, avocado, baby tomatoes, hearts of palm.
    No workout, was quite busy with other stuff all day.
     
    Day 29:
    Foam rolling and mobility upon waking
    B: 5 eggs scrambled with small sweet potato and mushrooms, sauteed kale.
    L: Baked chicken thighs over cauli rice w/ hot sauce.  Fried, sliced plantain, (in coconut oil), 1/4+ can coconut milk
    D: grass fed taco meat over cauli rice, diced sweet potatoes, macadamia nuts.
    Workout: heavy front squats and Crossfit WOD (excellent workout, felt strong and energized)
    Post WO: 4 oz grilled chicken breast
     
    Day 30 (!!)
    Foam rolling and mobility on waking
    B: 5 eggs with sweet potato and mushrooms.  1/4 (ish) can coconut milk
    CLOSED ON THE SALE OF OUR TOWNHOUSE.  Been waiting for this for a long time, we should have closed on the sale in December but the lender screwed over my buyer.  So he had to go back and start all over.  Meanwhile we had purchased a new house in November and have been pumping some money into that for some renovations and updating.  THANK god it worked out, if we had to put the place on the market now, it would have been a disaster.  
    We sold it directly since we know the buyer, so avoided the commission and hassle of having to stage and show the place.  We met him and his wife after closing for lunch to celebrate.  I broke the whole30 rule on alcohol a day early - I was hoping not to, but I was so relieved that really wanted to toast with them.  Food wise I was fine though
    L: Seared tuna over salad with citrus vinegarette.  Club soda...
    ....oh and a vodka soda and 2 bottles of white Italian wine (I shared the 2 bottles of course)
    Snack: handful macadamia nuts
    D: Grass fed taco meat over spaghetti squash, diced white potatoes, kombucha.  
    Took my son to a local basketball game and then had some almond butter afterwards since dinner was somewhat earlier than normal.
     
    Whole30 complete!  But it's not over yet.  I have maintained it since then and will do so for a while longer if I can help it.  I will write a separate entry soon on my thoughts, challenges, goals met etc for the Whole30.   
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from AnitaC in Matt's January Whole30   
    Sorry i have some catching up to do here.  Life has been quite busy the past few months, but especially this past week.  
     
    Day 28:
    Couldn't fall asleep until midnight, and then was up at 5am today.  
    B: 3 pieces compliant bacon, whole plaintain (sliced, fried in coconut oil, dusted w/ sea salt, nutmeg and cinnamon), 4 eggs with mushrooms and hot sauce.
    L: Chilled shrimp with squeezed lemon. Butternut squash, coconut milk (about 1/4+ of a can)
    Snack: RX Bar & Macadamia Nuts
    D: Chop't salad with grilled chicken, avocado, baby tomatoes, hearts of palm.
    No workout, was quite busy with other stuff all day.
     
    Day 29:
    Foam rolling and mobility upon waking
    B: 5 eggs scrambled with small sweet potato and mushrooms, sauteed kale.
    L: Baked chicken thighs over cauli rice w/ hot sauce.  Fried, sliced plantain, (in coconut oil), 1/4+ can coconut milk
    D: grass fed taco meat over cauli rice, diced sweet potatoes, macadamia nuts.
    Workout: heavy front squats and Crossfit WOD (excellent workout, felt strong and energized)
    Post WO: 4 oz grilled chicken breast
     
    Day 30 (!!)
    Foam rolling and mobility on waking
    B: 5 eggs with sweet potato and mushrooms.  1/4 (ish) can coconut milk
    CLOSED ON THE SALE OF OUR TOWNHOUSE.  Been waiting for this for a long time, we should have closed on the sale in December but the lender screwed over my buyer.  So he had to go back and start all over.  Meanwhile we had purchased a new house in November and have been pumping some money into that for some renovations and updating.  THANK god it worked out, if we had to put the place on the market now, it would have been a disaster.  
    We sold it directly since we know the buyer, so avoided the commission and hassle of having to stage and show the place.  We met him and his wife after closing for lunch to celebrate.  I broke the whole30 rule on alcohol a day early - I was hoping not to, but I was so relieved that really wanted to toast with them.  Food wise I was fine though
    L: Seared tuna over salad with citrus vinegarette.  Club soda...
    ....oh and a vodka soda and 2 bottles of white Italian wine (I shared the 2 bottles of course)
    Snack: handful macadamia nuts
    D: Grass fed taco meat over spaghetti squash, diced white potatoes, kombucha.  
    Took my son to a local basketball game and then had some almond butter afterwards since dinner was somewhat earlier than normal.
     
    Whole30 complete!  But it's not over yet.  I have maintained it since then and will do so for a while longer if I can help it.  I will write a separate entry soon on my thoughts, challenges, goals met etc for the Whole30.   
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    Juice06870 reacted to lgt2013 in Liza's post - Whole30 2018   
    I finished my January Whole30 yesterday, wohoo! I thought it was #6 or 7, but after looking back a little more diligently, I think it was only #5. It was definitely the easiest with minimal cravings and quite frankly, in the dead of winter -- easy to avoid social interaction, so easier to avoid temptation. (I will say that I went to a potluck dinner this past Monday, and someone made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They were mostly easy to resist since I "couldn't" have them, but I foresee a struggle now that the rules aren't governing my eating anymore.) I ate out of the house exactly 4 times - 2 lunches at Whole Foods, 1 dinner date, and the potluck dinner. The dinner date was much easier than I anticipated, and the potluck dinner was harder than anticipated -- I could only eat what I brought, even after the participants had asked about the Whole30 rules, they added non-compliant ingredients to their dishes. I half expected that, but it's still hard to be surrounded by food I can't have. 
    As a reward for successfully accomplishing another Whole30, I'm buying myself a few new kitchen tools -- a mandoline slicer/julienne peeler (I discovered I needed after trying to spiralize an organic carrot ), and whatever else strikes my fancy.
    My physical results are good but not shocking -- lost 5 lbs, most of which was gained over the holidays, so back to my pre-holiday weight. Also lost 1" off my waist and 1.25" off my hips. Any decrease in these numbers are a good thing, but I definitely have more to lose. Overall, I'm still about 15 lbs heavier than I was when I did my first Whole30 in November 2013. 
    Today I am reintroducing butter. I cooked my breakfast in it this morning and added an extra pat once it was cooked, and I already feel congestion in the back of my throat. I know I can't have any other dairy (cow's milk-based), so no point in reintroducing anything else. At one point I thought I'd be okay with very hard/dry cheeses like blue cheese, feta, and parmesan, but I discovered that those are just a slippery slope. I'm not sure what is next; I know goat cheese and sheep's milk cheese are on the list. Also, with the Superbowl on Sunday, I have to figure in that I will *probably* have a drink or two.
    Anyway, even after reintro, my goal is to live 80/20, allowing myself 3-4 meals off Whole30 per week, but maintain it 100% at home (with the exception of things like ketchup with real sugar because that's a total pain in the a$$).
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from Michele Herman in Ketchup   
    Call me crazy, but ketchup doesn't sound like something you should need to step away from.  It's not exactly a dozen donuts or a hidden box of cupcakes under your bed....but everyone has their own requirements and goals so I am not bashing your decision or the advice in this forum.  
     
    HOWEVER, if you decide to add a little to a future meal and you are tired of making it yourself (I tried once or twice and it was too much effort on top of everything else), here is a link to a very good brand that is also whole30 compliant.  My local Whole Foods carries it:  https://www.tessemaes.com/collections/condiments/products/organic-ketchup
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    Juice06870 reacted to ShannonM816 in My Very First Whole30 Log   
    Hello, Asha. You might want to check out the meal template, which you can download here:   https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/
    You'll have the best results if you make all your meals match the template. You're eating a lot of fruit, which is not doing you any favors as far as your blood sugar is concerned. Focus on eating lots of veggies, protein, and healthy fats, and limit fruit to not more than a couple of servings a day. When you get your meals sized right, you'll be able to go 4-5 hours between meals and probably won't need snacks, but if you do get hungry between meals, don't have fruit on its own, have a combo of protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three -- so something like a hard boiled egg with mayo and some carrots, or some leftovers from a previous meal.
     
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    Juice06870 reacted to kirbz in Franks Red Hot   
    It's so true! I shop in the same general area and sometimes the Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste is compliant and sometimes it isn't... So weird, but definitely ALWAYS, ALWAYS check your labels! 
    I also purchased something from Thrive Market that was on some sort of list called "Melissa's Whole30 Favorites" and it wasn't actually compliant, which I didn't realize until after I purchased it!
    Don't take things for granted. Just make it a practice to read your labels. Every. Single. Time. 
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from Sarasaurus in Sara's Whole30   
    I am right there with you.  I feel like it took a good 2, or more likely 3 weeks for my body to become fat adapted on my first Whole30.  I am right on day 20 now, so I hope it's the same or better now (it's almost 5 years later now, so I'm sure my body doesn't fire up like it used to).   But I felt the same as you, after it was finished, I stuck to the general template for quite a while and I got even leaner and my energy was excellent.  I started taking it for granted and cheated or splurged a lot more often as the years went by until this past year when i was completely off of the wagon.  I'm hoping I can get back on track and lean back out...and then not fall into the lackadaisical trap again.  
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from Sarasaurus in Sara's Whole30   
    How have you been feeling since you started?   Better, worse, same? 
    I know what you mean about missing how you felt when you were on the post Whole30 meal regimen.  I mentioned it on my log, but aside from the fact that I need to drop some weight that has quickly latched onto me, I really want to get back to feeling as great as I did on a daily basis when I was eating a lot cleaner and not drinking as much.  I'm on day 18 now, so hopefully I will be there soon.  Good luck.
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    Juice06870 reacted to MTNan in Halfway through...NO WEIGHT LOSS!!   
    If you want your body to become adapted to burning fat for fuel, it is absolutely important to avoid snacking; it allows hormones time to adjust and when there is no sugar present (such as you're getting from that afternoon piece of fruit) the body will turn to fat as its fuel source. If you start making a habit of reading through these forums daily, you will find one of the things the moderators are constantly telling people is to make sure your meals keep you full for 4-5 hours, and if you feel the need to snack, snack on a mini meal of protein, veg, and fat. By dumping sugar, even in the form of fruit, into your body between meals, you're not getting the full benefit of the transition to fat burning and you're getting a spike in blood sugar. Not great. You're still doing a whole 30 as all your foods are compliant, but why not get the most out of it?
    Also, weight goes up and down, and many people experience what seems to be an increase in weight/bloating part way through their whole30. Hang in there, give the program the full 30 days! And give yourself a big pat on the back for making this commitment and doing something good for yourself! I will be interested to hear how things progress for you.
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    Juice06870 reacted to littleg in Matt's January Whole30   
    I checked out ROMWOD.  Let me preface my opinion by saying I would not have said this 2 years ago before all I've gone through the last year.  I wasn't a fan.  There aren't really any cues for people to make sure they are getting the mobility in the place intended vs a blindspot.  For example, in the low lunge stretch a lot of people lose a neutral pelvis and get the stretch accomplished by cramming their lower back into hyperextension vs keeping a neutral pelvis and getting the stretch as intended in the front of the hip.  Since I'm now in the camp of f'ed up biomechanics I can't have sloppy cues.  I also would have loved it if you could have filtered videos by "foam rolling"  But no loss, it was a free trial!  If you move well and intuitively have proper biomechanics (again, I do NOT) then I think it would be a useful addition to your workouts.  
    Because of your suggestions I have been foam rolling for the last 2 days!
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from littleg in Matt's January Whole30   
    Cool, I will start to try to post more of my meals then, I haven't done too much of that because I wasn't sure who really would be reading it.  
    When I did my first Whole30 a few years ago, I didn't really have a specific weight loss goal in mind, I had read the book "It Starts With Food" and I basically tried it out to see what would happen - if any "magic" would happen and if I would get that tiger blood.  When I got on the scale after the 30 days, I could not believe that I had lost almost 20 pounds.  I stayed with the general eating template after that and the fat kept slowly melting off since my body was adapted to burning fat rather than carbs/sugar for energy.  Plus I did have that "tiger blood", energy was through the roof, mind was clear, slept like a rock and woke up refreshed and alert, etc.  
    After that initial Whole30, I had done about 4 or maybe 5 since then.  On one of them, I overate on the carbs and I actually almost remained around the same weight as where I had started.  This helped me to realize that carbs, no matter how complex or simple, are not my friend if I am trying to stay lean.  Another 2 of the Whole30s were where I kind of did it at 85% commitment and maybe had one or 2 meals with non-compliant foods, which defeats the purpose.  
    But remember - that 2 weeks is way too short of a time to notice any changes.  Everyone is different, but it probably takes almost that long for the body to really get itself adapted to the program, and then from there the weight and fat could hopefully start coming off.  
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from ShawnB in Matt's January Whole30   
    I am currently on Day 4.  Just for background, I am 39, male, about 6'3" and 215 lbs right now. 
    I have been planning this for a while.  The whole past 3 or so months have been non-stop indulgence on bad foods and a lot of alcohol.  Summer time was not fantastic either.  I have done the Whole30 a few times in the past and I have more or less stuck to the general paleo template for years.  But I really hit the gutter recently - partially knowing that I would do this Whole30 on Jan 1st, and partially because I was making a lot of excuses for myself for the fact that I'm 39 with 2 kids - who do I need to impress?  Plus a ton of personal issues piling up over the course of the year.  
    Well the answer is that I don't need to impress anyone of course.  And the personal issues are not much of an excuse go as overboard as I did. But the more important point is that I was really doing my body and health a huge disservice.  I do not weigh myself too often, but I did when I started this.  I am about 15 pounds heavier than I was a couple of months ago and about 20 pounds heavier than I have normally been when I have been pretty disciplined about my nutrition. 
    My wife and I did some shopping New Year's eve morning and a bit on New Years day to stock up. (she's not going it, but she likes most of the meals and will eat along for the most part).  I baked about 4 lb of chicken thighs, she made about 2.5 lb of ground beef with excellent home-made (compliant taco seasoning), baked some butternut squash etc.  This has set me up for a decent first few days of being able to throw an easy meal together from the prepared foods, along with some veggies, fats and whatever else to complete the meal.  
    I did not workout out as religiously in November and December as I would have liked, but I have made a good effort to get back on track this week.  I have been falling asleep a lot easier this week already, and have been setting my alarm in the morning (rather than waiting for one of the kids to wake me up).  I use the extra 45 minutes to do some maintenance on my body as well as prepare a good, sensible breakfast.  Foam rolling and about 20 minutes of mobility work in order to open and loosen up my joints, tendons and muscles.  I have been slacking a lot on that lately and I have found because of that, and because I'm about 20 lbs heavier, my body has been constantly sore - this has also caused me to scale back my workout intensity since both of those factors have been negatively effecting them.  
    Yesterday (day 3) was the first day I started to feel a bit tired and run down in the afternoon and evening.  Day 2 and 3 I went to the gym, but not until about 845pm, staying until 945 or 10pm.  Meaning I didn't get to bed until about 11 both nights.  This didn't help the run-down feeling, so tonight I am skipping the gym and will try to get to bed nice and early.
    Today (Day 4) was the first day I started kind of hallucinating about food.  I was working at the office and a strong taste of egg-nog came over my palate.  I don't even really enjoy egg-nog, but the hallucination tasted really good.  I was scrolling through instagram earlier and came across a photo of a great looking cheese board and I could taste the bleu cheese vividly.  Needless to say I need to unfollow certain accounts on Instagram for the next month or so.  
    Otherwise things seem good.  I have been eating and staying full after each meal, meaning I have not had many urges to snack - even if it's just a handful of nuts.  I'm just waiting for the really tough days to hit me, they will suck - but I am actually looking forward to it because it will be a sign that my body is really starting to change and adapt and that the good things will be coming soon...
     
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    Juice06870 reacted to AnitaC in Matt's January Whole30   
    I like reading the meals because it gives me ideas. This is my first Whole30 (currently Day 9). Also, I needed to read your last paragraph. I'm on Day 9 and I wondering why I'm not skinny and maybe I'm doing something wrong. Every now and then I run into the kitchen and aggressively re-read every ingredient list because I'm so scared there's something I've missed but no, I need to be patient (ugh). So thanks!
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    Juice06870 reacted to kittycat in Matt's January Whole30   
    Well done! Thumbs up!
    From someone who has made the mistake of sleeping too little VERY often: Your felt stuffiness may well come from that. It is also what kept me from losing weight for a long time, so good job on making that a priority.
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from azn.am90 in Anyone having very mild symptoms?   
    Everyone reacts differently.  My first whole30 was a roller coaster of really terrible days and pretty decent days until about day 21 or 22.  But I had a coworker who had really no problems at all throughout the entire 30 days.   But give it a few more days as well.  On the current Whole30 that I am on, I think my symptoms kicked in around day 6 or so.  
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from littleg in Matt's January Whole30   
    Day 9 already!
    Day 8 yesterday was good.  My mood was greatly improved and I didn't feel too run down later in the afternoon like I sometimes might have in the past.  Woke up a bit early to do my daily foam rolling to get the knots out of my legs and calves and to do about 20 minutes of mobility work to try to open up my joints and muscles.  
    B: 5 cage free eggs, scrambled with baby spinach and some butternut squash.  Fresh sliced yellow peppers.  Half a small avocado.
    2 coffees at work
    L: leftover beef chili over cauliflower rice w/ hot sauce. Butternut squash.  Sliced cucumbers and baby tomatoes topped with EVOO.
    D: Chilled shrimp with squeezed lemon.  Bakes broccoli and brussels sprouts.  Coconut milk.  Kombucha.
    Went to bed around 10, played one song on my phone and was asleep before the song ended.
    Woke up super early today, around 5am.  I was wide awake, but bed was feeling extra comfortable, so I laid for about half an hour, then read through some emails and social media and finally went downstairs around 5:55 for my foam rolling and mobility.  
    Just had lunch and I'm feeling a little tired, probably because I woke up so early.  Having a green tea now and trying to think of an errand that I can run that will get me out of the office for a half hour.  
    Mood is good.    Generally I feel a lot better than I did 10 days ago.  I constantly felt overstuffed and bloated from all of the garbage I was eating and drinking.  It's nice not to have that feeling finally.  Now just to get my pants to fit a little better once again.   
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    Juice06870 reacted to Scott W in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    12/22 update
    a little less than 4 mos after I started my whole 30 I am still 90+% Strict with it.  I haven’t eaten any sugar or processed foods.  No bread or pizza.  Today I weighed 218 which is 80 lbs less than when I started. I definitely had been suffering from systematic inflammation.  When I went to my dentist earlier this month, my hygienist told me my gums looked much better.  In addition, my morning resting HR is much lower sometimes as low as 48.
    I definitely am very pleased with this eating approach.
     
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    Juice06870 reacted to Scott W in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    Update
    i just completed another 28 days to make it for the whole58.  I am intentionally breaking tonight to have a beer and some wings but I intend to keep going with this and only have cheat meals or treats just occasionally.
    i feel so much better and can’t believe how much I don’t feel dependent on food or alcohol.  I lost another 14 pounds over the additional 28 days bringing my total weight loss to 52 pounds since 8/17 (10 days before I started my whole 30).
    I can’t say enough good things about this program and would encourage anyone to try it and be sure to read the book “It Starts Wih Food”
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    Juice06870 reacted to SugarcubeOD in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    Egg white is a no-no for eating as protein in a template meal, but the egg white is lean protein for post workout... the yolk is too fatty for post workout which slows down the absorption of the protein into your muscles.
    Some people eat the yolk for their pre workout and the white for their post so that they're not wasting food.
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from Michele Herman in Ketchup   
    Call me crazy, but ketchup doesn't sound like something you should need to step away from.  It's not exactly a dozen donuts or a hidden box of cupcakes under your bed....but everyone has their own requirements and goals so I am not bashing your decision or the advice in this forum.  
     
    HOWEVER, if you decide to add a little to a future meal and you are tired of making it yourself (I tried once or twice and it was too much effort on top of everything else), here is a link to a very good brand that is also whole30 compliant.  My local Whole Foods carries it:  https://www.tessemaes.com/collections/condiments/products/organic-ketchup
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    Juice06870 reacted to Jager07 in Rocking 2018!   
    Day 3 is won and done.  
    Another great benefit of Whole30 is how it makes you want to organize, clean out and simplify stuff.  Today the kitchen gadgets/serving dishes/glass pans got a thorough revamping and cleaning.  Though no one else will notice what's behind those cupboards, it's a tremendous feeling of satisfaction to throw or give away things I don't need or use.
    Here's how the rest of the day went down:
    B:  spinach and egg scrambo with Frank's, coffee with COil.
    L:  beef taco lettuce boats with guacamole.
    D:  this amazing recipe: https://laughingspatula.com/sheet-pan-chili-lime-shrimp-fajitas/  I made mine on jicama tortillas with guac.  It was incredible and this one gets a 10/10.

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    Juice06870 reacted to littleg in Matt's January Whole30   
    Thanks!  I'm going to show him this now.  Hopefully he won't be too mad about the spare tire comment  
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from littleg in Matt's January Whole30   
    Rest of day 5 was fine, no bad cravings or huge snack cravings.  However I did sneak a few bites of the canned coconut milk that was leftover in the fridge.
    Lunch was 7oz baked chicken thigh (organic), cauliflower-rice, baked butternut squash cubes, about 1/4 cup coconut milk and a ginger kombucha.  
    Dinner was leftover chicken fajitas (no wraps) and avocado/coconut cream from a Nom Nom Paleo recipe (http://nomnompaleo.com/2017/06/13/20170613sheet-pan-chicken-fajitas-avocado-crema) along with sliced, salted cucumbers and extra virgin olive oil, also a bit more of the coconut milk which i am obsessed with.  (I needed a bit extra fat because I didn't use very much avocado crema since i wanted to save a bit more of that for day 6)
    I planned to go to bed early, around 945, but I ended up not really falling asleep until about 11 for some reason.  Then my daughter woke me up at 5am, and while she went right back to sleep, I was more or less awake.   So I didn't get any really great sleep.  I started really waking up around 620, so I got up and did some foam rolling, had a small pre workout snack (3 oz grilled chicken and a couple small spoons of coconut milk) and hit the gym for about an hour.  Overall 30 minutes of maintenance - stretching, mobility, foam rolling and 30 minutes of HIIT cardio.  Nice to get the workout out of the way bright and early.  Post workout was another 3 oz grilled chicken breast and a small half of a sweet potato.  Feeling pretty good right now.  Normally at 9am on a Saturday morning i am dragging a little bit and probably extra foggy from a few drinks the night before.
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from littleg in Matt's January Whole30   
    Cool, I will start to try to post more of my meals then, I haven't done too much of that because I wasn't sure who really would be reading it.  
    When I did my first Whole30 a few years ago, I didn't really have a specific weight loss goal in mind, I had read the book "It Starts With Food" and I basically tried it out to see what would happen - if any "magic" would happen and if I would get that tiger blood.  When I got on the scale after the 30 days, I could not believe that I had lost almost 20 pounds.  I stayed with the general eating template after that and the fat kept slowly melting off since my body was adapted to burning fat rather than carbs/sugar for energy.  Plus I did have that "tiger blood", energy was through the roof, mind was clear, slept like a rock and woke up refreshed and alert, etc.  
    After that initial Whole30, I had done about 4 or maybe 5 since then.  On one of them, I overate on the carbs and I actually almost remained around the same weight as where I had started.  This helped me to realize that carbs, no matter how complex or simple, are not my friend if I am trying to stay lean.  Another 2 of the Whole30s were where I kind of did it at 85% commitment and maybe had one or 2 meals with non-compliant foods, which defeats the purpose.  
    But remember - that 2 weeks is way too short of a time to notice any changes.  Everyone is different, but it probably takes almost that long for the body to really get itself adapted to the program, and then from there the weight and fat could hopefully start coming off.  
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    Juice06870 got a reaction from littleg in Matt's January Whole30   
    Day 4 update
     
    I'm really tired and somewhat cranky. I am trying to avoid being cranky so my family doesn't hate me so soon.  I am also starting to get a lot of cravings whenever I see any of the food around the house that's for the kids or that my wife might still snack on....I also snacked on some solid coconut milk (so good) and mango.  (I'm apparently really shot because I couldn't even remember the name "mango" and i had to ask my wife and 7 year old twice what the name of it was)  :0