beachchica

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    beachchica got a reaction from Fenderbender in Fat adaption, starchy carbs   
    You're welcome I also get overwhelmed if there are too many rules to follow. It starts to feel like the old calorie-crunching way that a lot of us used to lose weight in the past. Embracing the fun of all of this, really enjoying healthy food and how it makes you feel, is what makes this program stand apart. I love that there are basic guidelines to follow, but filling in the blanks is up to each of us.
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    beachchica got a reaction from Peaslepuff in The crazy things people say   
    The most common one is "So, you're on that caveman diet?" I used to clarify how this is different, but now I find it's easier to just smile and nod. It's like when an acquaintance asks "How are you?" They don't really want the full, accurate answer. They want to hear "I'm fine, and you?" If it's a close friend or family member, and they are genuinely interested in the Whole30, I'll share more information. But the casual questions get casual responses. 
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    beachchica got a reaction from Lesley in Fat adaption, starchy carbs   
    Fenderbender (great screen name btw)- that's awesome! And I couldn't agree more about not being able to envision another way to live. I have started to think about life after my Whole30, and I really don't ever want to eat [email protected] again. It didn't make me feel very good, and honestly looking back on it, I don't think it tasted nearly as good as fresh produce and healthy fats. My only wishy-washy part is about animal protein- I'm a recovering vegetarian trying to come to terms with eating meat. I've committed to it for the Whole30, but not sure what will happen long-term. I know I don't want to reintroduce soy and all its various processed forms. Wondering if lentils are an ok necessary evil, plus seafood and eggs...
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    beachchica got a reaction from malie in Fat adaption, starchy carbs   
    Lesley, first of all, your profile picture is beautiful! Your kids (I'm presuming) are so cute, and you are absolutely glowing. Just wanted to put that out there
     
    Second, I think you got some great advice about meal timing and heart rate monitoring. But try not to get overwhelmed with being so precise with all of this. The main objective here is to eat healthy food that makes you feel good, which in your case involves getting you through marathon training. You will probably have to tinker with your food until you know what works, so just think of this as a science experiment where you're the trial subject. And have fun with it!
     
    Like another responder, my running suffered during the first couple of weeks as I transitioned to fat adaptation, but eventually eating this way (with or without sweet potatoes) made me a much stronger runner. Good luck with your marathon!
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    beachchica reacted to Fenderbender in Fat adaption, starchy carbs   
    Beachchica makes a great point...... It is to easy to get bogged down and focused on details.... Relax and enjoy that you are doing the right thing for your body... Your running will come into line.
    From my experience, and I'm not a distance athlete but a converted crazy cross fitter, eating the template and only one sweet potato and occasionally one fruit a day, puts me a the zone where at 50 yrs old I'm smoking most of the 20-30 year olds in strength and conditioning... I'm at the top 10% of the white board most days . We have a big strong box with fierce competitors so that's a big accomplishment .... I've also been steadily cutting weight
    Eating w30 reaps many many rewards, I can't fathom living any other way!!!
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    beachchica reacted to Lesley in Fat adaption, starchy carbs   
    I really like that about it too. I think things are getting better running-wise, as I ran 5 miles in 90 degree heat and actually felt good.
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    beachchica got a reaction from malie in Fat adaption, starchy carbs   
    Lesley, first of all, your profile picture is beautiful! Your kids (I'm presuming) are so cute, and you are absolutely glowing. Just wanted to put that out there
     
    Second, I think you got some great advice about meal timing and heart rate monitoring. But try not to get overwhelmed with being so precise with all of this. The main objective here is to eat healthy food that makes you feel good, which in your case involves getting you through marathon training. You will probably have to tinker with your food until you know what works, so just think of this as a science experiment where you're the trial subject. And have fun with it!
     
    Like another responder, my running suffered during the first couple of weeks as I transitioned to fat adaptation, but eventually eating this way (with or without sweet potatoes) made me a much stronger runner. Good luck with your marathon!
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    beachchica got a reaction from Fenderbender in Fat adaption, starchy carbs   
    You're welcome I also get overwhelmed if there are too many rules to follow. It starts to feel like the old calorie-crunching way that a lot of us used to lose weight in the past. Embracing the fun of all of this, really enjoying healthy food and how it makes you feel, is what makes this program stand apart. I love that there are basic guidelines to follow, but filling in the blanks is up to each of us.
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    beachchica reacted to RVT in The crazy things people say   
    I just find the whole concept of ANYONE commenting on my food, life choices or decisions ALWAYS just plain rude.
    I do not, HAVE NOT, and WILL NOT ever feel the need to make a comment about a person's decisions - food or otherwise
    What is it with people who don't have a "basic courtesy valve" in their mouth..there are plenty of them
    I actually see it as more a case of them feeling attacked for what I have chosen to put on my plate - like it somehow reflects badly on them, therefore they feel the need to lash out with a statement that backs up their position.
    If anything, it makes me more determined - I sit there silently losing weight, gaining control over my eating while they plunge headfirst into the abyss..enjoy the trip, peeps!!!
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    beachchica reacted to SPerigny in The crazy things people say   
    My mom's GF:
    "It's just a fad like so many other diets that came around and that nobody remembers anymore"
    Me: "Well, yeah, I guess you're right. T'was a "fad" for 2,5 million years straight."
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    beachchica reacted to juju in The crazy things people say   
    "salad is not a food!"
    wha-what? I still wonder what they think salad is.
    One of my favorites was a vegetarian co-worker who was drinking a Diet coke and eating Fritos and a hostess cupcake told me that the grassfed steak on my salad would give me colon cancer. I looked at her lunch and then at mine and said "that is a risk I am willing to take."
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    beachchica reacted to Flynn in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
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    beachchica reacted to Phanniemae in The crazy things people say   
    Bf: Is coconut milk okay?
    Me: yes
    Bf: but aren't you not doing milk?
    Me: ...
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    beachchica reacted to Tom Denham in Fat adaption, starchy carbs   
    Eating Whole30-style removes a huge amount of carbs from the diet of most people. The lethargy and suckiness that many people feel during the first few weeks of a Whole30 reflects the struggle of their bodies to adjust to living without all those carbs as fuel. You know you are becoming fat adapted when you begin to feel good living on the lower volume of carbs that result naturally from getting the carbs only from vegetable sources like sweet potatoes, beets, plantains, etc.
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    beachchica reacted to Fenderbender in Fat adaption, starchy carbs   
    You also need to train in the zone that your body utilizes fat in... Typically under 70-75% max HR. if you are in your pure aerobic zone and don't cross your anaerobic/ lactate thresholds, your body will use oxygen and stored fat for energy.... Plain and simple... No glycogen. You utilize your fat stores through your own cellular mitochondria..... The longer you train in that lower zone, the more mitochondria you produce / the more energy you have...
    Set your HR monitor and don't cross 70%. Time your miles and note the times.... Run strictly at your HR .... You will notice after a few weeks your times will start to come down... And soon you will be running much much faster at 70%.... You have maxed out your mitochondrial production when your times no longer decrease ...... A lot of elite runners/ tri athlete train this way in the off season
    http://www.freedomsrun.org/Training/TrainingAerobic.aspx
    Here's a great link
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    beachchica reacted to Krista Billows Rodriguez in Need help with snacking   
    The bigger the breakfast the better the day!  For me, if I don't include a lot of veggies, kale and brusells sprouts are my go tos, then I will feel snackish all day. 
     
    The word that jumped out at me in your post though was "craving" for your after dinner snack.  That one sounds like it's habitual and not nutritional.  Try a cup of tea in its place or a hot bath, or honestly just go to bed earlier!  I was an early to bed girl during my W30, not only because I felt like I needed the extra sleep but because I wouldn't have to deal with the late night cravings. 
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    beachchica reacted to GFChris in Need help with snacking   
    Snacks are ok, but you should have them only when you're truly hungry (the test is asking yourself could you eat steamed fish and broccoli)  and they should be a mini-meal including at least a protein and fat. Also, you want to avoid eating at least 2-3 hours before you go to bed.