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    I'm an ultrarunner. (To read about how I fuel for endurance running, see my blog).

    I love to cook. And boy, have I cooked since starting the Whole30 in March 2013! I adore all kinds of vegetables, and was vegetarian for 6 months after reading The Omnivore's Dilemma. I never felt sated, and my energy wasn't great. Wow, the difference I felt once I went Whole 30!

    A friend and I both coincidentally started the Whole30 during our Spring ultrarunning season. We both had fantastic results overall and loved the program, but our running fared quite differently during this time.

    My experience(s) running while my body switched over to fat burning:

    http://ultrarunnergirl.blogspot.com/2013/08/fat-adapted-running-ultra-on-paleo-diet.html (links to several posts on this topic within)

    My friend's experience(s):

    My page with links to other athletes who fuel this way:

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  1. Eating at Universal in Florida

    These should be helpful: https://whole30.com/2015/03/business-travel/ https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-dining.pdf https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-travel.pdf
  2. Are the RXBars approved?

    Yes, use with caution. Many of us found that the more RXbars you keep on hand, the more emergencies seem to come up ... I recommend EPIC Beef Habanero or Lamb Currant bars instead. They're more of a soft, very flavorful jerky bar. (Not all flavors are compliant, read your labels). The Turkey is also compliant but I find that one sort of dry and bland. I haven't tried all the flavors - they have quite a few now.
  3. Should I stop IF for Whole30?

    Hi LEMorgan, We normally advise using the Whole30 as an opportunity to reset your hormones, learn to trust your hunger signals, discover any food sensitivities and change your relationship with food. Give it a try without IF -- you may find benefits you hadn't anticipated, like waking more easily in the morning and going to sleep more easily at night. You can always go back to using IF after your 30 days and see how that feels.
  4. Husband with Brassicaceae allergy - Help?

    There should be plenty of veggies that will work for him. Try zucchini, winter squash, carrots, green beans, bell peppers, artichokes, sweet potatoes, snow and snap peas, potatoes, onions, tomatoes & tomato sauce, mushrooms, jicama, and it looks like spinach can be your go-to green. You can do this!
  5. Did you eat amounts recommended by the Meal Template for the most part? Drink enough water? How's your stress levels? How about your sleep - how much are you getting? These can all be factors. Your best solution will be to keep on, but eliminate things you suspect, then bring them back in slowly, one at a time. You might try swapping out tomatoes, onions and garlic for zucchini, carrots, green beans; swap coconut oil for olive oil, skip the eggs and coconut milk and see how it goes. It also may be prudent to consult with a functional medicine practitioner. If you have an underlying condition, you may need a very specific diet to fix whatever is causing this.
  6. Rx Maple Sea Salt

    If that's your only option, they are definitely compliant and you're welcome to eat them. For best results, I'd strongly recommend trying better options - pouches of tuna or salmon, baggies of olives, baby carrots, celery, compliant EPIC bars or jerky. All these will serve you better as they'll hold you longer and won't keep your Sugar Dragon roaring. The veggies will be fine without refrigeration for 8+ hours.
  7. Pistachios are my friends?

    Here's some easy/quick things I do: I always keep on hand: · EGGS · Aidells Chicken Apple Sausage · Baby carrots · Cucumber · Celery Frozen veggies are the best time savers (broccoli and/or cauliflower is my fave – you can microwave it, then dollop on ghee or other fat) Throwing together food without any/much cooking https://meljoulwan.com/2014/06/25/great-ingredients-recipe-required/ Make a bunch of food FAST https://meljoulwan.com/2017/12/29/easy-ways-master-meal-planning/ I highly recommend Well Fed cookbook. Very simple recipes (see the Hot Plates section) and Mel Joulwan does an amazing job of showing you how to spice things up with little effort. I loved all the new spices/flavors I learned about.
  8. My sleep is totally messed up

    I second the request for more info on your meals. One thing to try immediately is to switch to decaf. Some people are really sensitive to caffeine. That being said, it is not uncommon to experience some temporary changes in sleep patterns due to hormone fluctuation. Your body is doing a lot right now and it may need a little time to adjust.
  9. How can i stay full as a young long distance runner?

    Eating 4 or even 5 meals a day may be necessary. That being said, please don't graze all day long. Shoot for a minimum of 4 hours between meals so your digestive processes can get a break.
  10. Portion Control

    You're definitely not eating too much. If you find you need a snack every day, try making your lunch bigger. You should be able to go a minimum of 4 hours before you get hungry again. Keep up the good work!
  11. Any ultrarunners?

    Hi AngiePagan, Nice work! You certainly don't need grains for training. High carb veggies are more nutritious. See my blog for fueling options and ideas and experiences of other ultrarunners who have done Whole30.
  12. Compliant Vitamin D3 in the UK

    You might try Amazon if you're not having any luck finding this in your local shops.
  13. Surgery

    Good luck on your surgery. Eating Whole30 should be really helpful with your recovery. sparkling water (try a splash or two of kombucha in it) water, coconut oil, carb dense vegetables like sweet potatoes, and bone broth Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup Comfort Noodles Scrambled eggs (remove from the pan when still a wee bit "wet" - they will finish cooking, but remain soft and wonderful) Here's a great article on WHole30 when sick: https://whole30.com/2017/10/cold-flu/
  14. Alberta food sourcing?

    Try eatwild.com - http://www.eatwild.com/products/canada.html Mail order may another option, though apologies, I'm not familiar with shipping policies of any specific farms.
  15. Fueling 2-a-day workouts

    Post Workout should have some lean protein and some high carb veggies. Bring a small cooler bag with a block of ice in it and a hunk of rotisserie chicken and baked sweet potato. You only need a few bites of each. If you absolutely won't bring real food with you, an EPIC bar is better than a larabar or RXBar. Pre and Post WO meals are different than snacks. You want to go at least 4 hours between meals, so if you're getting hungry sooner (true hunger -- you would eat something bland like sardines and broccoli), add more food to your lunch. Are you eating 2 palm sized portions of meat? You probably need it with your activity. It's very common to nosh because of habit, so make a point to always assess whether you're hungry. We also recommend you not eat fruit alone as it will keep your sugar dragon very much alive. If you are very active, you may even need a 4th full meal. That's perfectly fine.