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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. WIth medical conditions, it may not feel like major Tiger Blood. Or it may just take more time. Be sure you are eating enough - sometimes toward the end of our WHole30s we tend to eat less out of food boredom.
  2. I'm sorry you're feeling poorly. Make sure you are eating enough (according to the portions in the Meal Template) - especially fat and protein. Also drink plenty of water and be sure to salt your food. Take it easy for a few days.
  3. A full day or two of what your food/drink intake has been would be most helpful, but nut butter is the most likely culprit. Try cutting it out for a few days and see if you notice a difference. Nuts are notoriously hard on the digestive system. Another question to ask yourself, are you eating more of something (fruit and/or nut butter) than you have been before? If you're finding yourself snacking more than occasionally, be sure to fill your plate according to the Meal Template recommendations so you stay full at least 4 hours between meals.
  4. If you've read It Starts With Food, you know that the reason the Whole30 came to exist was to eliminate foods that could make you feel bad - physically (inflammation, hormone changes, etc) and/or psychologically. When you reintroduce, be sure to follow the fast track and reintroduce one food at a time on that day, then back to Whole30 eating for 2 whole days before reintroducing the next food. You may well find that some of the foods you ate before were not doing you any favors - and now that you have given your body time to heal the damage they inflicted, you will notice the effect
  5. Yes, 4 or even 5 eggs are fine. The goal is to eat enough so that you're satiated for 4-5 hours. Some of the answer here depends on what you're eating with your eggs - a lot of veggies and some good fat, maybe 4 eggs is enough. The Meal Template is a great guide.
  6. Hi Kynard, This is not uncommon. Have you tried taking Natural Calm (unflavored) or another Magnesium Citrate before bed? You may want to go easy on the nuts until you get this sorted out, they can be very hard on digestion. Remember, a small closed handful is a serving (not always easy to limit them).
  7. Sorry you are having headaches. Can you post your meals? It could be undereating, undersalting, underhydrating ...have you tried Natural Calm or another Magnesium Citrate before bed? If none of those things seem to fix it, you may need to talk to your doctor on this one.
  8. Hi Meghan, There's a good post on handling this: https://whole30.com/whole30-overnights-1/ NomNomPaleo used to work nights and has written how she did it: https://nomnompaleo.com/post/55156756199/surviving-the-night-shift You can do this!
  9. Michelle, Can you please give us a few days of exactly what you are eating? If you are Crossfitting, are you eating a pre and/or post-workout meal according to the Template recommendations? With so much activity, you are at risk for undereating. Weighing yourself is breaking the Whole30 rules. The Whole30 is not a weight loss program, even though many lose weight as a result. By focusing on the force gravity exerts on your body, you're missing out on other non-scale victories. Is your skin clearer? Are you sleeping better? Has your mood improved? To
  10. Can't tell just from the menu, you must ask the server/kitchen to be sure they aren't including ingredients not listed. I usually say "here's what I cannot have; could you ask the kitchen which menu items would be easiest to make to those specifications?" When in doubt, you can always go with a dry-grilled steak and steamed veggies.
  11. Can you tell us what you've been eating? If your gut flora is out of balance, it's possible you could be experiencing a Herxheimer reaction. None of us here are medical professionals, so you'd want to see your doctor for a diagnosis, but it wouldn't hurt to drink plenty of water, sweat it out (exercise and or sauna) and of course, getting good sleep is super important.
  12. This morning I made compliant breakfast sausage and tossed in frozen broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and spinach. I topped that with Lizard Sauce. When I don't have Lizard Sauce I stir in homemade mayo instead. Since it takes 5 minutes to make, I always have some! Add coffee & coconut milk, yum! Yesterday I had ground beef, onions, green salsa and avocado with some chopped cilantro from my garden. Heaven! I do usually top my meat and veggies with an egg or two, but it's just as delicious when I am out of eggs.
  13. Another vote for the meat and eggs combo. While I adore plain eggs, I find it more delicious and palate-pleasing to do a hash of onion, veggie and meat then top that with 2 eggs.
  14. You might enjoy kelp noodles. They have very few calories so you'll need a carb-dense veggie along side it, but it's quite nice in soup or tossed into a stir fry (Nom Nom Paleo has a great stir fry recipe that uses them). I have used the Gold Mine brand and like it a lot: Ingredients: water, kelp, sodium alginate. Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 4oz Servings per container 4 Calories 6 Total Fat 0g (0%) Saturated Fat 0g (0%) Cholesterol 0mg (0%) Sodium 35mg (1%) Total Carbohydrates 1g (0%) Dietary Fiber 1g (4%) Sugars 0g Protein 0g Calcium 15% Iron 4%
  15. This is GREAT. Really paints a clear picture of not only the WHAT can you eat/not eat but also the WHY.