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higs last won the day on December 27 2016

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    Warren, OR
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    Running, hiking, kayaking, backpacking, gardening, being an animal steward to the wonderful critters on my little farm (goats, dog, cats, turkeys, ducks, chickens) and everything about the natural world.

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    Newbie starting today June 4

    Checking in. Morning all, Day 4 already! I had a 6:00 am workout with my strength coach today, and boy did I feel sluggish. Like, c'mon, legs! Halfway through I remembered I'm in the first week of a Whole30. That would explain it!
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    Newbie starting today June 4

    Hi all, hope you're hanging in there on Day 3. Re: breakfast: I almost never eat eggs for breakfast. I eat a "meal one" which is a big pile of roasted veggies (I cook those up on Sundays and eat them all week), a good sized bit of avocado and a compliant sausage. Even when not on a W30, I eat that breakfast regularly because it fills me up for hours, it's delicious, it's fast and it's really easy. But, I'm not much of an egg eater and I don't generally have time to cook in the mornings, either. Where I always struggle is pre- and post-workout food. I've read the recommendations about those a bunch of times and still haven't dialed it in right. Today I have an early spin class and normally would eat a banana and peanut butter ahead of time, breakfast after. But I'm fumbling about trying to figure out what to put in my gym bag for the post-workout meal (and eating a can of tuna after riding hard for an hour is so unappealing) to tide me over before I can get to a good breakfast. Good luck all!
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    Newbie starting today June 4

    Hi team June 4! Get lots of rest this week and be sure to hydrate well. If you're anything like me, expect to be groggy and spacey for a couple days. My experience is that the first positive W30 benefit I experience is deep, wonderful sleep usually after just a couple of days. And energy and clearheadedness follows a couple days after that. Have fun! Welcome to the ride!
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    Newbie here!

    Let's hijack RunnerKelly's post since that one has June 4 in the title.
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    Tomorrow the Whole30 Begins

    I'm starting today too. Congrats on your awesomely beautiful shopping cart. May it be the first of many!
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    Newbie here!

    Hi Brocha! I'm starting today too. Good luck with your Whole30! This forum has some great resources for recipes. I did the W30 a few years ago with a woman who gave our little forum group a food item for each day, and a bunch of recipes with each. It was really fun, and I tried so many foods I wouldn't normally have eaten! I think those recipes are posted somewhere; I'll try to find them.
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    Newbie starting today June 4

    Hi RunnerKelly! I'm starting today, too! Congrats on making the leap. Europe, amazing!
  8. Hi gang! I'm excited and a little nervous to be back here again after quite a long time away! I've been around the Whole30 block a few times but not recently (are there any old Dirty30-ers around the forum anymore?), and old habits have crept on back. I'm due and overdue a reset, and I'm looking forward to new lessons and habits and recipes - I've learned something new with every W30, it seems. This time around, I'm hoping to really nail the pre- and post-workout meals since I never got that dialed in. And I'm always game for new recipes. And I'm eager to get back to that blissful, deep, Whole30 SLEEP!! Starting today with my old familiar "meal one" after a big cookup last night. Breakfast: an Aidell's chicken apple sausage (compliant and delicious), roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed white sweet potato with ghee, and avocado. This meal will fuel me for 5-6 hours and is my favorite meal of the day. Oh, and black coffee. Never have quite gotten used to that... I broke my ankle earlier this spring while training for a marathon (stupid pothole) and am now easing back into running after putting on a few pounds after a more sedentary life this spring than what I've been used to. I'm mentally preparing myself for a sluggish couple of weeks - then ENERGY. Day 1, here we go! I hope some peeps out there in the W30 universe will join me for the ride. Company and support makes so much difference!
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    Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts

    What an awesome boyfriend, Loulabelle!
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    Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts

    Great thread! Wish I took pics of my breakfast. I had a chicken sausage, roasted brussels sprouts, rosemary mashed sweet potatoes (today was a long run day), a quarter avocado, 2 large glasses of water and a cup of green tea. And I'm about to go graze on the blueberries in the garden before the birds steal them all.
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    Whole30 backpacking trip

    Thank you both for your feedback! I have a little carton of sweet potato soup that I was thinking of bringing for breakfast, but it's quite heavy. I might tuck it in after I load my pack if the extra weight isn't too much. Eggs are a great idea but I think it's going to be quite hot. I haven't been able to find any freeze dried eggs that aren't loaded with non compliant extras. I have never tried the coconut butter packets - just googled them and they look perfect (I'd bring that instead of avocado). Hopefully I can find some around here. I was at Walmart the other day and saw an enormous display of emergency rations that included lots of freeze dried veggies and so on. It looked gross, and yet compliant. The quantities (71 servings??) were way too much for what I need, though.
  12. I'm gearing up for a Whole30 backpacking trip next weekend and have been scouring the forum and backpacking websites for meal ideas. What I've come up with is pretty kluged together, but everything tastes good in the mountains, right? I don't have a food dehydrator or I'd get fancier. I'm only going three days so I'm carrying more weight than I'd like with these food choices, but the trip out will be lighter. Hiking will be around 6-8 miles/day, with 2000' elevation gain the first day (and 2000' decline on the third day, when I'll be happy to have a lighter pack). My day 30 of the Whole30 is the first day of the trip, so I am allowing some trace sugars and corn starch that come in a couple of the items so I know I'm not 100% compliant. Breakfasts: Epic bar*, green tea, 2 baby food packets (sweet potato/apple or blueberry/carrot/pear), avocado Lunches/snacks: Tanka bites*, apple, sunflower butter, trail mix with nuts and coconut flakes, lara bar, plantain chips Dinners: Fishpeople dinner pouch*, dried fruit, rooibos tea, freeze dried veggie sticks, tin of oysters or sardines Epic bars: https://www.epicbar.com (the bison one is not compliant) Tanka bites: http://www.tankabar.com/cgi-bin/nanf/public/product-tankabite-intro.cvw (note these have sugar) Fishpeople meal pouch: http://www.fishpeopleseafood.com/products (albacore versions have sugar, canola oil and corn starch) I'm lucky that I can get all these at local (Portland, OR) grocery stores. I would love any feedback anyone has. Enough food? Too much?
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    Where have all the people gone?

    I bet it will start picking up after the weekend. If you sort the forums by "most replies," you'll see that those with Jan 1 start dates are super active, and July 1 start dates are right up there too. I'm hoping to start my second Whole30 at the end of the summer, and I'm afraid the forum will be lonely then. Good luck with your W30!