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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. ultrarunnergirl

    I’m allergic to almonds

    Just skip those recipes. Almost none of them need it. The salmon cakes are fine without it. You can forgo "breading" your cuts of meat for 30 days, it will still be delicious. You could try a smaller amount of tapioca flour or coconut flour, but it's really better to find recipes written for those ingredients as they behave differently. Remember, recreating baked goods is off limits for your Whole30. You can do this!
  2. ultrarunnergirl

    Eating enough?

    Please list what you have been eating for the past few days - amounts and specific foods. See the Meal Template below and judge for yourself if you're eating enough? The template is the minimum portions we recommend. Keeping Weight On During The Whole 30 might be a helpful read for you, too.
  3. ultrarunnergirl

    The Don't look at me with that tone of voice stage

    Maybe add a little fat? Keep on keepin' on - you will get through this!
  4. ultrarunnergirl

    Frustrating Grocery Trip- W30 Day 8

    Definitely frustrating. The Whole30 is changing things, slowly but surely. I remember when airports had almost nothing to choose from, even the nuts had non-compliant oils, had to bring my own stuff. The tide is turning. The more we vote with our food dollars for options without junky ingredients, the more that will be produced and sold.
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    Eliminating other foods

    I'd start now. You may not even need 30 days away from tree nuts to notice if you are better off without them.
  6. ultrarunnergirl

    Severe stomach issues starting whole 30

    Craig, Sorry this got lost in the shuffle here. This does not sound like a normal "side effect" of Whole30. Please see a doctor about this.
  7. With a really busy schedule, snacking and mini-meals may make up a few of your meals. The real answer is to rearrange your schedule to allow more time for sit down meals, but it doesn't sound like that's in the cards right now, so just do the best you can. Prioritize sleep over exercise if you have to choose. Good luck!
  8. ultrarunnergirl

    Day 22 – old symptoms resurfacing

    Hi Rob, We recommend you not drink your veggies on your Whole30, we'd rather you eat them so you get the additional satiety that comes along with chewing your food. Looking at your food, I notice lots of cruciferous veggies - broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage. Try subbing out for veggies like squash, carrots, tomatoes, green beans and see if that makes any difference with the bloating for you. With your other concerns, I think you should definitely consult a doctor. You may also benefit from working with a functional practitioner or specialist on these issues.
  9. ultrarunnergirl

    Fixation on everything Im not allowed?

    Seek out some recipes from @whole30recipes on Instagram or popular Whole30 cookbooks or websites like www.wellfed.com or www.nomnompaleo.com. Browse what sounds tasty and plan several of those meals for the week. Best approach is to do a Weekly Cookup like Mel Joulwan suggests and have lots of cooked protein and veggies on hand, then make totally different meals by varying the spices and meats and veggies from meal to meal. That done, do a deep dive. There's nothing wrong with thinking about the foods you will eat after your Whole30, but ask yourself why you are doing Whole30 in the first place? What are you hoping to achieve? Are you still thinking of foods as "good" or "bad"? Have you sought out new and different ways to reward yourself? Round 2 can be much tougher than your first Whole30, because you've done it before. Checking in with yourself can help remind you of what's important.
  10. ultrarunnergirl

    Knee and joint pain

    Hi JohnnyC, This is not a commonly reported issue on the Whole30, and I would definitely make an appointment to consult with your doctor about your pain. That being said, if you can tell us, meal by meal, your food and drink intake for the last 3 days, we may be able to make suggestions. Bone broth is always good for joints due to the collagen. But I would definitely see the doctor on this one.
  11. ultrarunnergirl

    Smoked Meat/Dehydrated Fruit

    JWL, while organic meat is certainly worth seeking out, it is not a whole30 requirement.
  12. ultrarunnergirl

    I can't keep on weight with whole 30

    Here's a great article on keeping weight on during your Whole30: https://whole30.com/2013/12/keeping-weight-whole30/ Eggs are cheap, filling and nutritious. Eating more fat is also a good hack. You can buy a big vat of coconut oil on Amazon or at Costco if you have access to that. Buying whatever is on sale at the store is another pretty obvious tip. Cabbage is usually quite inexpensive. Beyond that, if your financial situation requires that you take advantage of free food to survive, you don't have a lot of wiggle room, but you're certainly saving money not buying protein shakes - those are quite dear. Wishing you good luck - and if all else fails, just do the best you can, even if it's not totally Whole30, the closer you can get the better you'll feel.
  13. ultrarunnergirl

    Body Building Vegetarian

    We recommend you eat whole foods as much as possible as they are far superior nutritionally. Whatever you are using as your vegetarian protein sources, pack that up (an egg, sans the white is a good option) with a half cup of sweet potato, beets or other high carb veggie and eat that after your workout.
  14. ultrarunnergirl

    Help! Calcium tablet has soy

    Best course of action is to discuss with your doctor to see if you can take a supplement sans soy. Remember that you need magnesium to properly absorb calcium. Most people are not deficient in calcium but are deficient in magnesium. Explore with your doctor the option of taking some magnesium as well. Many of us take a tsp of Natural Calm (original flavor is compliant) in a small glass of water an hour before bed each night.
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    Breakfast in the Twin Cities metro area

    Best bet - call around and see what restaurants have to offer. Most places have eggs and you can order them poached if necessary, and request a side of avocado and a side of sautéed or steamed spinach or broccoli or salad greens. Eggs Benedict without the ham and the English muffin (confirm they use ghee instead of butter) may be an option. Get into the habit of talking with your server when you arrive to ensure you get what you want. You're the customer, but you must be proactive and explain what you can eat so they can help.